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Posted by on May 16, 2013 in Events and traditions, Live Abruzzo, Places and itineraries | 2 comments

Case di terra (earth houses)- an Abruzzo curiosity

Case di terra (earth houses)- an Abruzzo curiosity

There are around 800 earth houses in Abruzzo across 42 towns -notably, Chieti, Manoppello, Roccamontepiano and Casalincontrada, plus some town in Teramo province. Apparently, there were more than 7,000 in the 1930′es. These are technically “raw earth” houses, built with a material called “massone”, a mix of water, straw and clay.

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Posted by on May 16, 2013 in Meet Abruzzo, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Iacopo Pasqui, photographer. An up-and-coming Abruzzo talent

Iacopo Pasqui, photographer. An up-and-coming Abruzzo talent

Iacopo Pasqui, born 1984, is one of the youngest and most talented photographers on the Italian scene. He was born in Firenze but lives in Pescara – and it is just with a picture taken in Pescara (a city not renown for its architectural beauty) that Jacopo won his most prestigious photography award so far.
The picture below, from the project “Uncommontime” (2012), was selected as winner of the “Leica Talent Italia 24 x 36″ contest in 2012, amongst over 45k participants.

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