Taken last sunday on a beautiful spring day.
from a prevoius post:
''The first settlement in the area is documented in 1180-1190, during the construction work of the Naviglio Grande. Probably the country was born as a stable yard for excavation, and later evolved into a real village thanks to its strategic location due to its proximity to the waters of the Ticino and its rich forests, to the passage of the canal, to the fertile land and midway between the towns of Milan and Novara.
Boffalora Ticino has been the scene of many battles, including the one between Frederick II and the forces of Milan in 1245. Gian Galeazzo Visconti gave Boffalora the feud status in 1341. In 1396 the Visconti family incorporated part of the lands of the Feud to the properties managed by the monks of the Certosa di Pavia.
In 1451 the fief of Boffalora was assigned to Magistrate Extraordinary State of Milan.
The country's history is closely linked to ''Barchètt'', a service of river transport on the canal that connected the country to Milan. The service is first documented in 1645 and continued until the early twentieth century. 1700 saw the country at the center of numerous noble families of Milan, who established holiday residences. Today they survive two of these villas, Villa Giulini and Villa Calderari.
With the invasion of Napoleon in Italy, Boffalora found himself on the front of the clashes. Napoleon built a granite bridge (which still exists), making more rapid movement of troops. The bridge was the strategic focus of military operations of the General, and was a primary goal for all parties
In 1859 Boffalora took part to to battle of Magenta in which the French- Piedmont troops defeated Austrian forces.
During the Second World War, the stations on the Ticino returned to take their strategic place thanks to the bridge over the Ticino, key communications Italian-German, who survived the intense Allied bombing in 1943. The presence of the bridge and industries in the area brought a large deployment of German forces during the last phase of the conflict, protected inside the dense woods, until April 1945, the country was liberated by the Americans.
Today the population is 4109.''
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arnie (1805) 2014-04-05 5:03
A nice capture of this very interesting town, it has certainly seen a lot of the history of Italy.
A very intriguing wooden boat, like a large gondola.
Sergiom (68540) 2014-04-05 5:14
Il ne semble pas y avoir beaucoup d'eau dans la rivière, en tout cas , pas assez pour faire flotter un bateau. J'aime les couleurs vives des maisons et la superbe lumière du nord de l'Italie.
dta (72007) 2014-04-05 5:37
Ciao Alessandro ,
Un endroit charmant et une image parfaitement composée . Très belle architecture .
Peu d'eau dans la rivière , les bateaux ne sont pas près de flotter !
Romano46 (18472) 2014-04-05 5:42
ho sentito citare questo centro come uno dei borghi più belli tra quelli che il fiume Ticvino attraversa solo che in questa occasione il fiume mi sembra quasi assente o quanto meno ridotto ai minimi termini.
La presenza però delle imbarcazioni riscatta la penuria di acqua e rende la composizione accattivante.
Sicuramente un posto da andare a visitare trovandosi nei dintorni.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
besnard (55315) 2014-04-05 5:42
Un cliché intéressant avec les couleurs chaudes de l'Italie comme je les aime.
Amitiés et bon week-end.
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-04-05 6:08
it was indeed lovely day and the light you had made the picture even more beautiful. It is quite funny how the boats sit on the pebbles since the water is quite shallow. Nice architecture included in the composition adds to the lovely final result.
Great colors and perfect sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
siudzi (34141) 2014-04-05 6:31
You have found a good POV to present this beautiful architecture. Its yellow tonality made the sight and gave an eye catching result. Well done! TFS.
carlo62 (39591) 2014-04-05 7:56
questo è un altro angolo del nostro paese che non conoscevo.
Bel posto e bella composizione, ci sono molte cose, dal bel ponte, alle due arcate, si vede il campanile e la barca, ma si vedono anche persone che si stanno godendo la bella giornata.
lousat (83400) 2014-04-05 9:05
Ciao Ale,è da un po' che non mi spingo fino a Boffalora,con un bel sole cosi' vedo che ne valeva la pena,specialmente con le barche in secca che fanno la differenza,grande qualita' come sempre.Buona Domenica,Luciano
jemaflor (89971) 2014-04-05 10:26
Beautiful light on these facades, perfect for colors, I like also the composition with river, boats and reflections on water.
Nicou (131294) 2014-04-05 10:34
quelle image il y a très peu d'eau dans la rivière quelle vue et ces reflets superbe ce pont les maisons et façades sueprbe vue et compo.
Bravo et amitié
cornejo (36297) 2014-04-05 11:50
Ciao Alessandro, molto buona fotografia di questa composizione interessante in questo bellissimo posto, molto ben catturata in questa immagine interessante, con una buona nitidezza, bel colore e della luce. Molto buon lavoro ben fatto, complimenti amico mio. Grazie per la condivisione di questo bel lavoro.
Buona notte e buona Domenica.
Cordiali saluti dal sud della Spagna.
chrislo (4155) 2014-04-05 12:05
A lovely composition of this charming place. The old brown boat is an eye-catching focal point and the warm mustard-yellow colour of the façades adds a nice touch of luminosity to the picture. There are also some nice reflections on the shallow water surface which balance the image nicely. Well done.
jjcordier (79275) 2014-04-05 23:18
Jolie composition avec une belle lumière, des reflets intéressants et des couleurs agréables.
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-04-05 23:28
a beautiful photo of this place with splendid composition and attractive details, great mediterranean lights and the POV is excellent,
annjackman (21053) 2014-04-05 23:28
How nice to see his on beautiful spring day. I like the cheerful yellow exteriors of the houses and of course the golden reflections are magnificent. A very well taken image with admirable clarity.
Kind Regards, Ann
Schnappilic (9690) 2014-04-06 6:59
Nice boats, good light and splendid colors. I like the result!
Kielia (24073) 2014-04-07 8:06
you are presenting a very well composed impression of this well known place. Excellent management of the light and a very good perspective. My compliments!
Subhogen (4067) 2014-04-08 11:14
Nice view of lovely yellow houses by the side of the river. I like the idle boats and the arched bridge in the distance as attractive elements of this nice capture. Thanks for sharing.
claudeD (35883) 2014-04-15 2:31
very fine picture from Italy showing the typical warm colors of the south. Very good composition showing much details.Excellent clarity.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Cricri (111963) 2014-04-15 6:00
Une belle vue sur les façades vives avec le clocher et le pont, de doux reflets dans la rivière très basse au niveau de l'eau, belle présentation
PaulVDV (24657) 2014-06-07 12:27
Beautiful bright yellow facades of the buildings along the quay. Their colour is nicely reflected in the river.
Best regards, Paul
- Copyright: ALESSANDRO MACCHI (SWEETFREEDOM) (23834)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-03-30
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Canon 24mm f/ 1.4L II USM, 77 B+W MRC UV
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-05 4:52