Whilst flicking through what YouTube has to offer, I came across this little photo presentation of the region of Abruzzo in Italy, which, if you remember was hit by an earthquake in April 2009.
This selection of views of Abruzzo is very nice, and there are a few images which show the havoc wreaked by the quake too. The presentation is new. It was placed on YouTube today -the 20 January 2010.
Captions show the names of the places in the photographs, and I get the impression that the person who created this presentation is most probably an Italian from the Abruzzo region. Indeed, I wonder whether this video was created to help give the people of the area a little pick me up.
Those of you who are good at these things will no doubt be starting to think about your summer holidays, and the locations shown might just persuade you to head towards the Italian region of Abruzzo.
Have look, and see what you think.
Note that there is music -so keep the volume low if you are viewing this at work!
Stop reading, start speaking
Stop translating in your head and start speaking Italian for real with the only audio course that prompt you to speak.
The presentation ends on a hopeful note with the words in Italian ‘Domani è già qui’ – ‘Tomorrow is Already Here’. I quite like the soundtrack which is in sung in a mix of Italian and English.
After viewing the images, I have no problem at all understanding why people like Bodach, who runs the About Abruzzo blog, buy houses in this attractive Italian region.
If you do end up in Abruzzo for a holiday, then please pop back here upon your return and leave a comment to let us all know how you got on. And if you want to send in a photograph or two, just let me know.
Italy’s beauty never ceases to amaze me.
For more information on Abruzzo, why not have a look at the links listed on @Italyis over on Twitter? This month is Abruzzo month on @Italyis – next month will be the turn of Italy’s Aosta Valley.