Monday, April 6, 2009

The earthquake

D70 - 70 mm, 1/180 sec f/5.6, ISO 200

Basilica di S. Maria di Collemaggio, L'Aquila, Italy.

Honoring the people and the beauty God's will bestowed to the unique region of L'Aquila, the eagle.

Memory is not enough
to hold colors,
laughs and smells.
Not even stones are dead
until you can only see them
through the inadequate eye
of a dusty lens.


  1. [ La memoria non e' sufficiente
    a contenere i colori,
    le risate, i profumi.
    Nemmeno le pietre sono morte
    finche' non siamo costretti a guardarle
    attraverso lo sguardo improprio
    di una lente polverosa]

  2. AC I immediately thought of you when I heard the news this morning. We will keep the people of Italy, especially those of the areas effected, in our prayers.

    ~Strawberry Girl

  3. Beautiful and heartbreaking, AC. What a tragedy.

  4. I can't even begin to comprehend it. How fortunate I am.

  5. I am taking this as a sign that you are well. I was having thoughts for the INFN people who work underneath the Gran Sasso. I have not heard anything about them.

  6. sad to hear about the calamity, however consoled to hear that you are okay.

  7. My prayers and thoughts are with the people of Italy. What a beautiful people and country.

  8. Una preghiera per le persone che hanno perso la vita sotto queste antiche pietre...