“During the First World War, the Tagliamento constituted the frontline between Austria-Hungary and Italy. Hundreds of thousands of lives were lost in harsh fighting along the river banks and in the adjacent areas and the river still holds enormous cultural and historical significance.” It is possible to read all the history about Tagliamento River in this wonderful WWF leaflet downloadfile-39
Today, a marvelous sunny Sunday, I went stone-seeking with my kids. Potentially we are going to paint all the stones, an activity to kill the long hot Italian afternoons. Yesterday I got the idea from some amazing stone artists that I saw on Pinterest so that I also created a new board (to be seen HERE). We are so lucky to live near the Alps and the Adriatic sea. Tagliamento River is considered the only remaining European wild river. While in the past it was the witness of so many tragedies, today it has become a study case and also a… beach. Yes because when the days become longer and the sun shines, people from all over the area instead of going to the seaside come here: it is free, it is open to everybody, it is all nature and majestic. You feel happy and relaxed here, far from the busy venetian rivieras where it is all music and frantic chaos.
It is everything black and white on the Tagliamento. Even without effects. See by yourself in the photos below.
Stones in different shades of gray
My freezing foot in the Tagliamento crystalline water
It is me, over there, searching for the perfect stone
Hope to post some photos of my painted stones during the summer, it is in my to-do list. Anyway, if by chance you are coming to Italy one day, don’t forget to come here and visit Tagliamento, mainly if you are a photographer. Photographers love the Tagliamento River, mainly during the early morning and in winter.
“The Tagliamento River (upstream the Pinzano gorge, Friuli Venezia Giulia, northeastern Italy) is a large, braided, gravel-bed river in a very good state of hydromorphological conditions” http://www.reformrivers.eu/gallery/123
Inspired by Cee