Posted by Longroute (Nowhere, Italy) on 15 January 2015 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.
The town of Bonifacio, Corse, seen from the ferry which links it with Santa Teresa in Sardinia.
Look and be simple.
An incredible image of this town perched on the side of the cliff. Those clouds add a touch of drama. I see someone on a staircase from the town to the sea.
15 Jan 2015 10:04pm
@Steve Rice: Steve you have a good eye! That staircase has a curious story: in 1420 the king of Aragon (Spain) set a siege lasted 6 months on the city of Bonifacio. The town was isolated from the mainland being on a narrow promontory. The Spanish could not overcome its defensive ramparts but at the same time the citizens of Bonifacio were cut out from food and water. Some sources say that the Spaniards carved that staircase on the cliff to reach and assault the town, another more likely source says that it was built by the people of Bonifacio to collect fresh water from a spring at the base of the cliff. Today the tourists can climb that staircase...
magnifique "nid d'aigles"!! amitiés
16 Jan 2015 9:01am
16 Jan 2015 9:16am
Si, mi ricordo bene avere avuto la stessa vista dal ferry che ci portava una volta in sardinia, altra volta agli Lavezzi. Come al solito, avevo "fotografato" questa bellissima città col mio pennello
24 Jan 2015 4:51pm
Oh quel merveilleux souvenir me rappelle ta photo ! A notre retour de Sardaigne, nous avons mangé sur la terrasse d'un petit restaurant situé en haut de la falaise avec un à-pic de 80 m. Nous en avons gardé un merveilleux souvenir. Nous pouvions encore apercevoir la Sardaigne que nous avions quittée avec grand regret.
24 Mar 2015 7:59am
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