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The Dying City

By Owdman  
Civita di Bagnoregio, in Lazio in Italy. Certainly one of the most astonishing places I've ever visited. Labelled as 'The Town that is Dying', the buildings stand on a rocky tuff pinnacle (rock from volcanic ash) that is slowly eroding and crumbling away, not helped by the occasional earthquake. It can only be reached by walking up a narrow bridge from the neighbouring town that it once used to be part of. The surrounding area, once an ancient sea, is badly eroded and very reminiscent of the 'badlands' in the States and it is situated in the Valle dei Calanchi (Valley of the Badlands). Now quite touristy with restaurants, bars and shops, it has only a handful of actual residents, but due to the need to walk along the steep causeway less visitors than you'd expect.

Tags: Italy Landscape and travel Civita di bagnoreggio Lazio Medieval buildings

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cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
7 Sep 2020 9:05AM
Fascinating 😁
mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
7 Sep 2020 10:13AM
What an amazing place. That's going on the list.
Thanks for sharing Norm.
7 Sep 2020 10:43AM
Great interesting captures of this amazing place.
Sylvia
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
7 Sep 2020 10:46AM
a very well recorded set
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
7 Sep 2020 2:11PM
What an incredible place. Thanks for showing us.
RLF Plus
10 18 4 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2020 2:35PM
Stunning scene
Photographers dream locationSmile
Rob
dark_lord Plus
16 2.7k 710 England
7 Sep 2020 8:34PM
Looks like a good place to visit though I'd struggle with that walk these days.
Owdman Plus
4 6 16 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2020 11:14PM

Quote:Looks like a good place to visit though I'd struggle with that walk these days.


Me too! Not so bad walking up to the village, but a real trudge walking back uphill to the carpark in the heat!
Norm
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2020 4:59PM
Awe-inspiring scenery. Beautiful images and content...
Isabel GrinGrin

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