Lingering Look at Windows: Deserted

For this week’s Lingering Look at Windows challenge over at The Day After I am posting a few images from a place that was high on my bucket-list, and did not disappoint.

Craco is a most atmospheric ruined village in Basilicata, in the South of Italy. It was abandoned thirty plus years ago, due to erosion of the land and earthquakes. It has a desolate, sorrowful air…most captivating for the ruin lover. However, I wish I had visited a decade ago, when you could wander around the place unhindered. More recently, it’s 10euros and a hard hat…

Here are just a few images, I’m sure I’ll be posting more…in the days of film, I was less inclined to press the shutter in the way I do now!

Head over to Dawn’s blog to see more windows..


  1. A-ha! Now I know what you’ve been up to 🙂 Eagerly awaiting more.

  2. Sonel

    Great shots Sue. I can only imagine how beautiful these places must have been once. 😀

  3. I love the faded splendour one Sue, oh to hang out of that and watch a pastel sunrise…

  4. Wondered where you’d got to – love the colour of the stone.

  5. Love these windows, Sue. The round and square together are really special. Yes, this place does have a very desolate and sorrowful air about it, but beautiful, nevertheless. Thanks for your visit to my blog. 🙂

    • Thanks! It does show that there can be beauty in decay…. Apropos my visit to your blog, you are very welcome. I’m sure we will have plenty of trips to each other’s blogs in future weeks and months…

  6. You’ve captured the beauty through your lens expertly.

  7. All great images Sue. Love the rusty balcony – what an amazing place! (scurries off to Google Basilicata)

    • Jude, if you like old places, Craco is a must… Take a look at this website you need a car to get there, and then you find the information office, pay your 10euros and get a walk around. Matera is another must-see place in Basilicata. hope you get there one day. Totally worth the visit. I’ll be posting some more images of windows from Craco tomorrow

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