Luciano Gaudenzio - Hope’s Larch Forest


These larches are really special; they are today visible on the remains of the Toc Mount, Friuli’s Dolomites, which, in 1963, landslide, causing one of the worst disasters in Italy, overtopping the dam and around 2,000 deaths (

Hope because life is come back, stronger than before.

Hope and happiness I wish you all, dear friends and followers, for this Christmas.

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  1. João Petronilho said:

    21/12/2011 11:45

    A fantastic image deeply appropriate to Christmas time. I believe strongly that transmits the magic that surrounds the Christmas spirit. An image with depth and beautiful in every way. Thank you for sharing this picture with us!

  2. Carlos Acín said:

    21/12/2011 12:40

    I had the opportunity when I worked as a photojournalist to photograph Giuseppe Vazza and others affected by the Vajont disaster of 63 and was a huge and unfortunate fatality, it's good to see that after all these years a place like this abound again peace and beauty .

    Congrats for your work Luciano!

  3. Stefano Baglioni said:

    21/12/2011 22:17

    Dear Luciano,
    this picture gave me a shudder in my heart, You have took a picture full of atmosphere!



  4. Judyroyalglenn said:

    24/12/2011 05:05

    Beautiful photo:)

  5. David Guimaraes said:

    27/12/2011 21:18

    You all give us so many beautifull images, that is hard not to comment each and everyone of it! This one is also one of this images that transport us to a world of dreams and magic, even though these larches are the reminders of a great disaster but also of the unbreakable law of nature, that death and birth are continuous! Congratulatios fot this piece of heaven!