NIGEL'S RAMBLES

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NIGEL'S RAMBLES
A blog mostly featuring lots of photographs and some words describing my explorations of the high Apennines between Tuscany and Emilia and the Po Valley in Emilia. The articles about the Apennines are spit up into single day walks and cover the whole range from Corno della Scala, Bologna to Passo Cisa, Parma From time to time I stray from the main theme to talk about photography or anything else that interests me.
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  • Human sacrifice on Monte Lulseto 2 weeks ago A recent article in the local paper about the discovery of a Celtic ritual site in the mountains above Reggio Emilia in the Tassaro Valley ignited my curiosity. A series of strange channels and bowls were carved into the face of a huge slab of rock along with other strange incisions. The problem...
  • A House on a Lake. Vasca di Corbelli 1 month ago Every year the FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano) open places that are not usually possible to visit. This year in Reggio Emilia, it was possible to visit the “Vasca di Corbelli” a curious country house built on an island in the middle of a huge artificial lake. I have passed this house many times...
  • Carnival again 1 month ago A visit to the Castelnovo di Sotto Carnival which takes place in the three weeks before Lent is always good fun and is also interesting to photograph. This is a typical Italian carnival, far more typical than the Venice carnival. Huge carnival floats are towed around the centre of this small...
  • Monte Prampa 1 month ago I decided that on Sunday I would try to catch some snow again in the mountains before it disappears completely. But I could not decide where to catch it. It was Monte Cavalbianco or Monte Prampa. Driving up the SS63 I caught sight of a gleaming Monte Cusna. So, Monte Prampa just under Cusna won the...
  • Where is the Snow? 2 months ago This year it has snowed very little in the Apennines. I decided on Sunday to do a short hike in the snow before it disappears entirely.Monte Cavalbianco from Passo Pradarena,RE Climbing up Monte Asinara, MC. Monte Asinara, McFrom Passo Pradarena I decided to climb Monte Asinara instead of the...

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