16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
THE WALL OF SILENCE
This is one of the wonderful little everyday-gestures that during all my life I have observed in her.
Placida, my grandmother, she was 39 years old way back in '63, when under the wave of the Vajont she lost her husband.
A person who, unfortunately, fate has not left the time to let me know.
Everyone knew that that piece of mountain would have fall in that artificial lake. But no one expected that the water would sweep away forever an entire village and almost all its inhabitants.
A wave that left her, and a handful of souls, completely alone in the world.
© Mauro De Bettio.
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||Nov. 26, 2018, 5:48 p.m.
||Canon EOS 5D Mark III