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Scanno is a town and comune in the province of L'Aquila, in the Abruzzo region of central Italy.
There are alleys and narrow streets. The town is bordered by Anversa degli Abruzzi, Barrea, Bisegna, Bugnara, Civitella Alfedena, Introdacqua, Opi, Pescasseroli, Pettorano sul Gizio, Rivisondoli, Rocca Pia, Villalago and Villetta Barrea.
Situated in the Sagittario Valley and encircled by the Majella mountains Scanno has been immortalised by photographers Henri Cartier-Bresson (1951) and Mario Giacomelli (1957-1959) and, according to Edward Lear, was host to Italy’s most beautiful women (Illustrated excursions in Italy by Lear, Edward, 1846). Local legend has it that Scanno’s natural lake (Lago di Scanno - stocked with pike and perch and Abruzzo’s largest natural basin) was created by a feud between a white witch and a sorcerer; the lake marking the spot where the witch finally fell. For a brief period during World War II, former Italian president Carlo Azeglio Ciampi was a refugee in the town.
Quinto Mancini (1893 - 1963) the father of American composer Henry Mancini was born in Scanno on March 13, 1893 and emigrated to America where he was a steelworker. He was married to Italian-born Anna Pece (born c.1894) and died November 9, 1963 in Los Angeles, CA, USA. Quinto Mancini lived in the Little Italy neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, and later moved to the steel town of West Aliquippa, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania before living out his retirement in California.
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Nicou (128968) 2012-09-13 10:11
Quelle compo e tiamge useprbe compo quel grphsime de maisons fantastique vue quel rendu sur le pierre quel détial et cadrage merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
rychem (27534) 2012-09-13 11:10
This city resembles an anthill, fantastic view, well seen
carlo62 (38094) 2012-09-13 14:26
stavo osservando questa foto togliendo gli alberi sullo sfondo, ho avuto un senso di soffocamento.
Compliemnti un incredibile insieme di tetti, muri, finestre, tutti "ammassati" sul versante della montagna.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-09-13 16:30
great view, the composition is very spectacular, beautiful details and the POV is effective. Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
bayno (18344) 2012-09-13 22:48
un paese insieme a Popoli che voglio visitare da un pezzo, ottimo questa tua visuale sulle vecchie case, molto nelle le tonalità grigie...hai fotografato anche il lago?
jjcordier (78390) 2012-09-13 23:29
Bon point de vue sur ce village de pierre dont les maisons semblent imbriquées l'une dans l'autre.
abmdsudi (46234) 2012-09-14 0:24
I like the textures and the natural colors with a nice touch of green in the backdrop and you have created a fantastic view and a beautiful graphic effect. This look so tight and I wonder how the residents of those houses go about in-and-out in such a seemingly very compact place. This is very well done, Congrats, TFS
Sergiom (66333) 2012-09-14 5:15
Un scan très bien réussi. J'aime cet amoncellement de formes qui se croisent . Le gris se mêle au rose dans une grande netteté.
maria-v1981 (10816) 2012-09-14 5:37
Clever POV that brings us along the gradually rishing rooftops to the distant green hills. Very fine details to this crowded scene. Interesting note explaning the origins of this old village.
Have a nice evening,
adramad (40200) 2012-09-14 10:29
Great POV of this beautiful old town, it is curious that perspective are few houses huddled together and others climbing the hillside, a color very homogeneous in all facades.
Superb sharpness and good management of lights.
Have a nice weekend.
Best wishes my friend.
tedesse (25133) 2012-09-14 11:34
Excellent point of view, the worse the sharpness, nice colors.
Have a nice weekend
siamesa (27761) 2012-09-14 16:33
Boa noite my friend Silvio
I like the monochromatic colors in this compósition. Very well captured and a excellent work.
saxo042 (37604) 2012-09-15 5:11
This is a very uniform and thus a very attractive cityscape. All the houses are of the colour, the roofs have the same angles. Indeed a very pleasant view with this pattern.
agjika (3616) 2012-09-17 3:30
I see you have zoomed in quite a bit to get this photo. An extraordinary view however with those houses packed together. What a place!
mvdisco (17784) 2012-09-17 11:17
Beautiful point of view and great old architecture of these old town,
Excellent details and sharp presentation,
very well done.
fritzi007 (8432) 2012-10-05 18:25
diese Gleichmäßigkeit der Stadt, sehenswert, wirklich sehr gut der Kommentar, sehr informativ!