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In these days when there is much talk of judicial affairs of Berlusconi, i think that it's right to show the tomb of his political and spiritual father, Bettino Craxi,dead and buried in Hammamet, Tunisia.I was very surprised to see the total abandonment of the Catholic cemetery pf this city, where the graves are falling apart and the watchman sleeps in a chapel.
Craxi escaped the laws he had once contributed to make, by fleeing to Hammamet, Tunisia, in 1994, and remained a fugitive there, protected by Ben Ali's government. He repeatedly declared himself innocent, but never returned to Italy where he had been sentenced to 27 years in jail because of his corruption crimes (of these, 9 years and 8 months were upheld on appeal). He died on 19 January 2000, at the age of 65, from complications of diabetes.
In questi giorni in cui si parla molto delle vicende giudiziarie di Berlusconi,mi sembra giusto mostrare la tomba del suo padre politico spirituale,Bettino Craxi,sepolto ad Hammamet,in Tunisia.Mi ha lasciato molto sorpreso lo stato di totale abbandono del cimitero cattolico di questa città,dove le tombe cadono a pezzi ed il guardiano dorme in una cappella.
Riguardo alla sua storia politica,potete leggerla su Wikipedia.
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emilbo (21954) 2013-08-02 16:01
J'ai reconnu tout de suite l'endroit et ça me rappelle de bons souvenirs. c'est à croire qu'on a passé au même endroit, moi en 2005,Voir. Excellente présentation du dernier repos de Bettino et merveilleuses couleurs.
Toutes mes amitiés et bonne fin de semaine,
*** Je suis très occupé présentement mais ça ne m'empêche pas d'aller jeter un coup d'oeil de temps en temps pour ne pas oublier mes amis.
tyro (16744) 2013-08-02 18:04
Ciao caro Luciano,
Unfortunately, every time I hear the name Silvio Berlusconi, I immediately think of "our" Silvio! But, of course, Berlusconi is a different man altogether!
Your note is interesting as also is your photograph and it is nice to see and read fascinating facts relating to our political peers.
Lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and slarity.
AROBN54 (11471) 2013-08-02 18:56
Very well done, Luciano,
lovely soft colors, excellent exposure and splendid sharpness and detail. Despite the stone and flag being centered, the vines to the left and podium on the right balance the shot beautifully. A REALLY good note, also, to explain the shot. Politicians must be the same worldwide. Too bad so many of them are never brought to justice. Many thanks and kindest wishes,
Sonata11 (31879) 2013-08-02 21:26
very beautiful picture of this man. This picture you wonderfully composed. Perfectly well done. Tfs and with interesting note.
All the best and have a great WE,
emka (67229) 2013-08-02 23:11
very interesting note and posting in the right time. Nice photo of this tomb still cared for. Simple but the wall covered with bougainvillea and Italian flag looks so charming.
tedesse (24294) 2013-08-02 23:13
Too bad man, he had to stay in exile and die at that age. Diabetes is a silent destroyer of man, I know something about this because I get sick on it.
Have a nice weekend
lestans (16904) 2013-08-03 1:40
Una foto davvero insolita per TE, ma quanto attuale!
Una tomba dall'aspetto un poco trascurato, un poco triste.
Le glorie passano! Se glorie fossero davvero state.....
snunney (75062) 2013-08-03 2:56
Your note is most interesting, I remember reading about this gentleman in the English newspapers some years ago. I am not sure why but politics seems to have more than its fair share of corrupt individuals wherever in the world they may be. Good capture of this final resting place.
jacquest (17527) 2013-08-03 4:47
Interesting note and good capture of this tribute. The image is very sharp.
Sergiom (48884) 2013-08-03 5:33
On entend parler de corruption dans presque tous les pays de nos jours. Il faut la combattre de toutes nos forces..Ici le cadrage est classique mais aussi très efficace.
krzychu30 (14342) 2013-08-03 5:59
interesting picture that fits well in current situation around Silvio Berlusconi.I must admit I learn about Craxi now from your picture.I´ve never heard about him and did not know,there was somebody who already had to escape from Italy to avoid administration of justice.
Sad to see his grave far from his homeland,but it shows we´ll all answer for our actions someday.
Wish You a nice weekend my friend
Silvio1953 (109205) 2013-08-03 6:36
Ciao Luciano, gran bella testimonianza, mi verrebbero da scrivere tante cose, ma lascio perdere, che se no mi cacciano da TE, foto nitida e di gran qualità come al solito, bravo, ciao Silvio
PS stamattina sul Subasio con Roberto, volava tanta roba, ma un caldo bestia....
Noel_Byrne (16143) 2013-08-03 7:38
A reminder that we will be judged for our actions, and remembered for what we do. The same fate awaits us all, and I only hope that the memories of me will be positive ones, not tinged with corruption. This is a great scene and a great way to present the grave. The combination of your POV, the flag, flowers and white stone all make a really interesting subject. Shame to hear the cemetery is abandoned, but like so many others around the world I guess.
All the best
williewhistler (10859) 2013-08-03 10:06
it`s quite interesting to see that the shrine to this disgraced politician is in remarkably good conditionand not one of the neglected.
The older that I get the more cynical I become of politicians world wide...
holmertz (33461) 2013-08-03 10:32
Honestly, this is a fairly ordinary photo, well taken and with good colours, but what it shows and what you write in the note is a lot more interesting. I'm diabetic and have already passed Mr Craxi's age so at least I have done something better of my life than he. Also I am no crook (as far as I know) :-). I hope to be able to stay around long enough to see where Berlusconi ends up.
mjw364 (6282) 2013-08-03 13:54
A topical image that draws attention to many contemporary issues of Italian politics that clearly have a long history! I did not know anything about this but I do know thanks to your note.
carlo62 (22265) 2013-08-03 14:46
quando sono stato in Tunisia, molti anni fa, ogni abitante del luogo ci mostrava una villa (sempre diversa) e ci diceva che era li che abitava Craxi.
Spero non sia la stessa cosa nei riguardi del cimitero.
Una testimonianza di grande attualità.
bukitgolfb301 (33486) 2013-08-03 16:03
Hi Ciao dear Luciano
I see, just know about that story. Ya this is a principle of TE. The best exposure with nice light catching makes so clear and sharp prensentation as usual. I like this tasteful color touch as your tatse.
Thanks a lot and have a good Sunday! Takero
papagolf21 (80926) 2013-08-04 1:31
Bonjour, cher Luciano,
Une image peu courante sur le site, et pourtant !
La note d'accompagnement permet de mieux comprendre l'intérêt de la composition.
L'image est fort bien présentée.
ikeharel (46914) 2013-08-04 2:09
I remember Bettino Craxi as a PM in Italia, Luciano, he was a true friend of Israel at a time of distress.
The surprising fact was, that I did not know he was exiled in Tunisia and burried there.
Nice gesture, well placed POV, and fine colors mingle on image.
Fis2 (78748) 2013-08-04 3:55
Good frame and colors.
Have a nice afternoon.
Royaldevon (23372) 2013-08-04 3:56
Ciao Caro Luciano,
I found these notes most interesting as I know little about the politics of Italy, other than what I see on the International News.
In every way, this is a well composed shot, the elements well positioned in the frame, with the colourful roses framing the flag of Italy and bounding the whole.
The newly placed flowers show that someone is still caring for this grave even if others have fallen into decline.
Have a lovely Sunday,
Nicou (109607) 2013-08-04 5:00
très très bel hommage à cet homme politique ne sueprbe tombe avec la stèle la photo et le livre des belles fleur une tombe blanche splendide.
Bravo et amitié
adramad (32821) 2013-08-04 5:31
Very interesting text, which refreshes the memories and serves to enhance and make the great value that a witness has this image.
At least this corner of the cemetery is maintained and decorated with potted plants, creating a relaxing and enjoyable image.
The light is magnificent and perfect sharpness.
Well done. I love it.
Have a good Sunday.
pajaran (44294) 2013-08-04 5:32
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan tekst o Bettino Craxi, sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na grob ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast,e lep boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazan grob.
Lepo popodne, sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
An interesting article about Bettino Craxi, the given data ...
Nice view of the grave ...
A good time recording, contrast, color is nice.
Good work, well demonstrated grave.
Nice afternoon, all the best.
mirosu (10116) 2013-08-04 5:51
Thanks for interesting informative note. Craxi was a very famous politician, but honestly I forgot about his problems. Poor man. You have captured his last resting place very well. Greetings, Miro.
limielski (2575) 2013-08-04 5:53
I don't like politics. Berlusconi in Italia but in Poland we have very similar known persons confused in scandals - they are dark characters!
... but let's say about your photo. Splendid colours and sharpness. I can see many detais. The POV and presentation of this place are very good.
Warm regards, Leszek
PS. Very interesting note.
ourania (21360) 2013-08-04 8:09
mi ricordo che leggevo le vicende di Bettino Craxi sui giornali e da un politico simpatico e' diventato un sumbolo della corruzione. Allora la dellusione sembrava forte ma negli anni che hanno seguito abbiamo visto dei casi peggiori in tutti e due i nostri paesi. (Ovverro, non ci sono casi peggiori e migliori, forse piu' gravi e di consecuenze piu' dolorose). Ecco dove tutto e' finito, chi l' aspetterebbe in quelli giorni di potere e di sopporto internazionale. Mi piace molto la semplicita' e l' immediatezza assoluta della tua composizione. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona serata,
jemaflor (76546) 2013-08-04 8:33
Intéressante idée avec la vue de cette tombe, c'est bien cadrée, bonnes couleurs et netteté.
Cricri (95323) 2013-08-04 9:25
Un bel hommage a ce politicien Italien, une belle présentation de ce lieu de repos, joliment fleuri, bonne lumière
jmdias (49653) 2013-08-04 12:48
very interesting image. unfortunately in brazil the corrupts never had a necessity to escape of this country, they are living here and can be candidates in the next elections..
very interesting and mean full image.
fabbs99 (13447) 2013-08-04 13:05
Very neat and tidy tomb.Nice colors and great sharpness.You have produced a really striking image here.The composition is well chosen, with excellent combination of light and shadows and great sharpness.TFS.
shevchenko (18989) 2013-08-04 21:54
Good frame to show a little tomb in front of the wall, the scene is good matching to a proverb that remind us as "facing to the wall and rethink about the mistake that you had create", intersting composition, distinct photo, good shoot.
maloutim (9619) 2013-08-05 0:49
Quest'uomo è fortunato per avere gente che si preoccupa di lui dopo sua morte.
L'avevo dimenticato e non sapevo che era il padre spirituale di Berlusconi !
E terribile che tanti politichi sono corrotti ovunque nel mondo. Se potessimo combattere questa corruzione, sicuramente il mondo sarebbe migliore !... Si può sempre sognare !....
Grazie per questa foto che impegne riflessione.
Urs (14082) 2013-08-05 3:55
Politics has its own twists and turns globally. What Berlusconi is doing has been done by others in Thailand as well. I'm not surprised how the grave of the former PM Craxi looks like, in the end everybody gets what he deserves. Good photo job
Oceania (3836) 2013-08-05 5:19
As for a famous political figure, his tomb is small and simple. But the setting is peaceful and beautiful.
dale54 (5799) 2013-08-05 11:27
hello luciano..very interesting note for your pic.very nice crop and capture my friend! dale
chrisvek (6997) 2013-08-05 16:28
That's a very good memorial photo.Nice composition and great contrasts.I just read your great note.Nice(unknown for me) information.Splendid framework and atmosphere.TFS
Have a nice week
eldancer1 (22383) 2013-08-06 7:45
Very nice capture of this memorial and thanks for the wonderful information, learn something new everyday. Good pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
abmdsudi (35250) 2013-08-06 8:15
It's a simple shot within the contraints packed with details, but specks of bright vivid colours add the total strength of the shot, Well done
- Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) (67045)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-03
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Sony DSC HX200v
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/100 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): All Saints Tributes to deceased [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-02 14:31