The Olive Harvest – La Raccolta delle Olive

Olio Nuovo

It’s late October and the olive harvest is in full swing around Loreto Aprutino. This year promises to be far better than last year when many people chose to not produce any olive oil (olio) as weather and parasites played havoc with the crop. But this year is different. “It’s…

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Abruzzo 2.0

Loreto Aprutino

This is where I live. One of the many wonderful towns in Abruzzo. It’s where I used to live and where I’m living once again. I suppose it’s like a reboot. A restart. A new beginning. Well sort of. Abruzzo never really left us; we just had to go away…

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Look What’s Outside

I took this photo in May 2010.

We were having lunch with good friends.

It was a very special day.

Abruzzo seems to generate special days with surprising ease.

Outside by Noel McCarthy on

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

This canine scene is from 2008 in L’Aquila.

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie by Noel McCarthy on

Nothing was going to disturb their slumber.

Standing on Campo Imperatore

I took this image in September 2013. Since I was holding the camera they are not my legs.

The legs actually belong to a very old and very dear friend that was visiting us.

It was a great day!

Campo Imperatore, Abruzzo by Noel McCarthy on

The Ship Before Sunrise, Pescara

I took this photo in November 2013 before the sun came up when Pescara was very quiet with hardly any people walking about.

The stone sculpture, La Nave (the ship/vessel) is a symbol of Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy, created by Pietro Cascella.

The About Abruzzo blog has been on a little break for a few months and I thought this image is the perfect way to announce its return.

It’s good to be back.