Fonti del Clitumno
A true natural jewel of Umbria, the sources of Clitumnus, for suggestions that evoke, are the ideal place to understand the interplay between religion and the environment. Here, pools of water with intense colors and lush vegetation create an environment of incomparabel beauty.
Dedicated to the God Clutumno, personifications of the river where he uttered his oracles, already famous in Roman times and celebrated by Propertius, Pliny and Virgil in their writings, these waters have more recently inspired poets like Byron and Carducci, painters such as Corot and still gush from the rock fractures and are collected in a lovely lake.
A stretch of water with a little foot long perimeter of 400 meters over an area of nearly ten thousand square meters. In this small pond many plant species contribute to give the characteristic for which the Clitunno sources are known. The moss, the seagrass, water the ponytail, the Mestolaccia the brosca creased, the greater Settignano, the forget-me-mire water cress, also known as watercress are just some of the plants found within the pond. Around the shore are trees to characterize the environment, primarily cypress, poplar, which in summer is of a dense foliage. Then, the willows disclosure of which is traced back to the fashion spread in Paris in the 40s of the nineteenth century this plant, it is said, gave shade to the tomb of Napoleon at St. Helena.
Further downstream, about a mile, is the Temple of Clitunno or Clitumno, probably of Roman origin, then turned into early Christian chapel, of uncertain date (IV-V century AD), which preserves the most ancient sacred frescoes Umbria, including a "Pantokrator" the eighth century.
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ikeharel (58113) 2014-08-06 10:55
Buona sera Silvio,
Beautiful waterfront scenery, lavish green and reflection. Almost like in our yarkon river in Tel-Aviv.
fantastic location, lovely scene.
cornejo (32116) 2014-08-06 10:57
Ciao Silvio, molto buona immagine di questo stagno interessante nel piacevole giardino. Molto ben composta e catturato questa bella immagine con una buona nitidezza, bel colore e della luce. Molto buono ed interessante lavoro ben fatto, complimenti amico mio. Grazie per la condivisione di questo bel lavoro.
Buon pomeriggio e felice resto della settimana.
Tutto il meglio dal sud della Spagna.
Nicou (123144) 2014-08-06 11:02
quelle vue ces reflets sur le plan d'eau et cette barque de bois un endroit bucolique superbe.
Bravo et amitié
mesutilgim (85318) 2014-08-06 12:04
Hello dear Silvio,
Very nice capture of this serene scener ! A joy fot the eyes of the viewers.
TFS and best regards
carlo62 (33747) 2014-08-06 14:45
un'immagine molto diversa dalla precedente, qui il colore predominante è il verde, in tutte le sue varianti, comprese quelle degli splendidi riflessi.
jemaflor (85394) 2014-08-06 23:18
Lovely composition with these reflections on water, nice green tones and good composition between water, trees and this lonely boat.
snunney (84770) 2014-08-07 2:17
A delightful peaceful scene beautifully captured under a lovely ambient light. The boat makes a good focal point, but the image really stands out for its beautiful reflections and completely natural colours.
dkmurphys (50006) 2014-08-07 5:22
Fine scene from the park. I like the atmosphere and the calm reflections. Well taken.
abmdsudi (43714) 2014-08-07 10:10
Lovely shot, superb colours and reflection in the water grabbing the eye in. Great exposure despite harshness of light and superb detail throughout, indeed a tranquil and well sett off in lush greenery. Great capture and tfs.
mirosu (14434) 2014-08-07 10:16
Excellent very peaceful photo in very good light. I like the well balanced colors and the beautiful reflections on calm lake water.
Very well done my friend.
nikkitta (14858) 2014-08-07 13:14
A true jewel of garden and capture where reflections are the main protagonist
Like the inclusion of the off center boat
A marvel of quiet place to relax and stroll
eldancer1 (28495) 2014-08-08 9:42
This reminds me of the bayous in Louisiana, I expect an alligator to come out of the water anytime. Nicely captured with good details. Well done, tfs.
Cricri (107236) 2014-08-08 10:34
Ciao ami Silvio
De beaux reflets de ce paysage verdoyant, plein de fraicheur, un air de poésie et de romantisme :-)
serp2000 (40330) 2014-08-19 4:34
Simple but very nice summer scene, impressive reflection, perfect sharpness, marvelous soft colors. This scene reminds me a lot of places in my home country. Well seen.
adramad (38509) 2014-08-19 8:27
What place so delicious with the abundant trees and those calm waters, which are like a mirror, reflecting the beauty of the environment.
An image to enjoy with its beautiful color, high brightness and perfect sharpness.
Very well done.
Have a happy day.
Best wishes, dear friend.
ourania (31999) 2014-08-19 9:44
questa foto mi era scappata, vegetazione e riflessi sono deliziosi, harmoniosamente combinati in una composizione serrata. C' e' ottima chiarezza, la luce brillante fa' piacere, tessiture e tonalita' verdi sembrano molto vibranti. Mi piace anche la solidita' del gran albero e la piccola imbarcazione che da' voglia di fare un giro e disturbare i riflessi:) Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona serata,
corjan3 (2095) 2014-08-27 7:09
I can believe it must be a special experience to be there in person. What a beautiful image of serenity and tranquillity. Well done my friend. It is a pleasure to view.
Miguel82 (24127) 2014-08-27 10:38
Attractive recreational area Silvio, the right place to sit and read a book or practice canoe, all the best, see you