The landscape of Lucania

This week, Cheri Lucas Rowlands has us digging out our landscape shots. I am travelling back in time to an area of southern Italy – only a few years ago for me, but still very redolent of former times..

Quite a barren landscape, and a very impoverished area relative to most of the rest of Italy, but I was drawn to it:

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I love the way the ruined buildings here echo the shape of the folds in the landscape:

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(Lucania is the old name for the present region of Basilicata).

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45 comments

  1. Love all three landscapes. Your third one reminds me of the Palouse and the photos I posted. Love those rolling fields.

  2. The last picture is very nice, like the waves on the ocean.

  3. Lovely and I also like the third one the best. Ocean waves and the way you have composed it so that the fields fill the frame, no sky.

  4. Barren can still be beautiful 🙂 Love the way the ruins blend into the land! Great shapes and undulating fields 😀

  5. Such fascinating landscapes, Sue. I imagine those ruins guard many stories of long gone inhabitants.

    • Sue

      Absolutely, Sylvia! The reason I went to that area was to visit the ruins of Craco. And see Matera after reading Carlo Levi’s Christ stopped at Eboli….the true story of the suffering of the peasants of that region

  6. The series of shots capture the area very well, Sue. I have never been there, but now I want to see it!
    Best wishes, Pete.

  7. I can see that you ‘d be drawn to this place. I’d like to be able to roll back time and see how the building gin the middle shot used to look.

  8. Many would not agree, but I find it as fascinating as Tuscany, and I only know it from photos and documentaries. Your photos are another proof of that.

  9. I want to climb up to this ruins on the first one, Sue. Definitely my favourite. 🙂 Happy weekend! Got a plan?

    • Sue

      Worth the climb, but you can only see a small part…you now have to pay, and be guided….oh to have gone years ago….
      As for the weekend, I have friends coming for lunch on Sunday….got to start thinking about what to dish up!!

  10. Amazing landscape beautifully photographed. Thanks for showing us.

  11. Sonel

    Such stunning landscapes Sue. You’ve captured it perfectly! Love the last one. 😀 ♥

  12. Love the colour palette. The third one is my favourite because of the lines – but all wonderful.

  13. So much to love in these three photos – the last one for patterns, the second one for prospect and the first one for ruins and clouds. A bit different story from your usual photos. A landscape I’d love to see.

  14. Stunning scenery Sue. Love the composition in all 3.

  15. So beautiful! Love the rolling fields that look like they continue for ever.

  16. Landscape isn’t my strongest ….. the last image is stunning.

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