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Italy Citta fantasma di Poggioreale (ghost town), Sicily / IT (Oct. 2013)

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The town was founded in 1642 . Destroyed by an earthquake and then abandoned by the inhabitants in 1968 . Inside the houses there were still a lot of ornate ceiling paintings. However, I have not set foot in a number of buildings, because sometimes it was too uncertain for me because of the danger of collapse.

However, I was there for several hours and many photos were taken due to the size of the ghost town.

So - sorry for the variety. But I can not decide for individual images ...

1 - The former market place.

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2 - Stairs to the upper town.

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3 - Wonderful ceiling paintings inside a (from the outside inconspicuous looking) house.

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11 - View from the marketplace to the main street of the village.

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12 - Statue at the marketplace.

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13 - One of several churches.

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15 - The main street.

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27 - It decays more and more ...

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28 - The ruins of the theater.

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34 - The marketplace again.

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35 - The pitiful remnants of another church.

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38 - The church at the main street.

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39 - Inside the church (up to pic 46).

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49 - The former school.

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61 - And a fourth church.

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66 - Finally, a panorama of the entire ghost town. Taken from the opposite hill.

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