The old village Sperone is located about 7 km from the border of the "forks". Its perched position is set to fall on a slope. The oldest name of the village dates back to the union of two castles called "Sparnasio" and "Donkey", both of which were destroyed; resources it one that was called "Sperond'Asino." On the small center is still the castle tower placed at 1240 m. altitude, dating from the second half of the thirteenth century. Important garrison of warning and defense of the village below, the tower is octagonal and circular outside inside with an outer diameter of 8 meters and a height of about 16 m. The entrance is about 12 yards and two shelves on the wall protruding let us assume that at one time was using a wooden ladder truck.
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cargus (6460) 2013-01-13 4:09
Impressive panorama of the site. picture is well done with a perfect blend of color, brightness and contrast.
Miguel82 (7854) 2013-01-13 5:07
Wonderful mountain and snow landscape
Excellent pov, magnific colors
Have a nice sunday
lousat (57704) 2013-01-13 6:04
Una foto che mi ricorda gli uccelli che si cammuffano nella boscaglia,gran bel panorama spolverato dalla neve,perfetti dettagli ed esposizione.Buona Domenica,Luciano
ikeharel (37378) 2013-01-13 6:19
Blanket with snow, the hillside village looks asleep, valter.
Nice taken a higher POV over, the tower stand prominently above town, A guardian from ancient times, and well in contrast to the surroundings.
holmertz (26980) 2013-01-13 8:39
This is a fascinating view and an interesting story. The village is attractively set along the hillside, but to me the most fascinating aspect of this photo is the irregular green area on the left part, seemingly untouched by the snow and yet with so much snow around it. On the right side the vegetation is predominantly brown.
krzychu30 (8897) 2013-01-13 8:53
fascinating to see such variety of different,vivid color so well contrasting with each other.It makes the view really gorgeous.Snow covered hills with almost hidden village,the blue sky and green forests-all elements are so pleasant composed and displayed on your image.Beautiful composition with striking,vibrant colors and superb quality.
Have a nice evening
ourania (12427) 2013-01-13 11:28
affascinante il contrasto fra il cielo tutto blu' ed il paesaggio dove elementi naturali, strutture e colori si mischiano intricatamente. Il villagio aggiustato perfettamente al terreno e' semi coperto dalla neve, dagli alberi e dal colore omogeneo delle case. La torre alla cima pero' segnala divertentemente la sua presenza. Un luogo abbastanza misterioso nella luce ed i colori invernali resi benissimo. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona settimana,
delpeoples (45006) 2013-01-13 13:17
Per me, chi ha visto la neve solo tre volte nella mia vita, a vedere l'Italia sotto la neve e sotto cieli blu é uno spettacolo. Il paesino é molto interessante, sembra medievale ma ancora é popolato o no? Il castello sopra la colline é specialmente bella e mi piaccciono molto le casette d'oro sulla colline.
Complimenti e spero che tu stia benissimo
carlo62 (12636) 2013-01-13 14:05
pensa che neanche sul sito "il portale d'abruzzo" hanno la foto di questo paese, fossi in te andrei a metterla.
Per essere a fine dicembre, non c'era neanche tanta neve, mentre il cielo era molto bello.
Bellissimi i tre colori dominanti, azzurro, bianco e verde. Interessante nota.
adores (28236) 2013-01-17 17:34
What a fantastic place! I guess I could spend days and days discovering those little houses in ruins:)!It's even more impressive covered with the white snow. Very good pov!
abmdsudi (26295) 2013-01-19 18:44
Good presentation Bayno we get to learn something new everyday and this is unbelievable. The dwelling on the slope is almost camouflaged amongst the snow scene if not because of the clear separation of colors and this reflects tranquility of the landscape. This mountain scene is so captivating with the tower strategically placed as a strong point, so much of fine elements to enjoy. It's beautifully framed, fine clarity, of an almost fully covered patches of white snow and you've certainly made the most of that sky beautifully. Indeed a fine shot conveying a mood of peace. Congrats
jemaflor (69011) 2013-01-21 5:01
Beautiful view with this snowy landscape, good focal point with the tower on the mountains perfectly placed in your shot, tfs.
- Copyright: Valter Palone (bayno) (16213)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-23
- Categories: Nature, Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 24-70mm f/2,8 L
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-13 3:31