Photographer's Note

ENGLISH: These are some fishing nets I saw in the marina of Castellammare di Stabia, situated on the Gulf of Naples. This town has been home to the oldest shipyard in the world, the Cantiere Navale founded in 1783. A majority of Stabiesi have relied on the sea to make a living. My Dad worked in the shipyard for a number of years before immigrating to Australia. He and my grandpa also owned a little fishing boat which not only literally put food on the table but also helped to supplement the family income by taking tourists out in the boat. Castellammare is again being hit by the Global Financial Crisis, which has heralded the closure of this ancient shipyard and the loss of thousands of jobs.

ITALIANO: Siamo a Castellammare di Stabia, la patria di mio papa'. Situato nel Golfo di Napoli, il commercio di Castellammare ha fatto affidamento sul mare. Il cantiere, fondata nel anno 1783, e' il piu' vecchio nel mondo. Purtroppo, i crisi globale, ha portato il fine per il cantiere. Mio papa ha lavorato al cantiere per tanti prima di andando in Australia.

Canon 30D
ISO 200

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Additional Photos by Lisa DP (delpeoples) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5631 W: 351 N: 12427] (60236)
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