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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.

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Longarone, Italy
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© Mauro De Bettio.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2016
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 26, 2018, 5:48 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length: 35mm
Shutter Speed: 1/25
Aperture: f4
ISO: ISO2000
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