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Roberto Mancuso

City Woods — Prater

Roberto Mancuso

Beech Wood

Milan, Italy

October 9, 2011, 15:30

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Caption

English:
The theme Forests is very interesting: it's very important for our planet, to keep and possibly improve the extension of forests, but here I shot a pano to a "future wood". It's the "Beech wood" a "wood in progress": it was planted in 2002. I don’t know if you ever heard of a flight accident occurred same years ago in Milan Linate airport (2001 October the 8th): a SAS plane was moving on the landing strip and because of the fog and of wrong coding by the central tower it crashed with an executive private plane crossing its way. A fire broke out and caused the death of 118 people (all of the passengers and some workers in the nearby hangar).

Then the year after a beech wood (with a circle of 38 stones, each one with three names of the victims, and one with the last four names), was planted in their memory. I took the pano the day after the anniversary ceremony. It is not an already “grown-up” wood but, as I said before, it is an “in progress” wood, with the hope of growing consciousness of safety.



Italiano:
Il tema Foreste e' molto interessante: e' veramente importante, per il nostro pianeta, mantenere e possibilmente incrementare l'estensione delle foreste, ma qui ho scattato una panoramica ad un "bosco futuro": e' il "Bosco dei Faggi", un "bosco in crescita": e' stato piantato nel 2002. Non so se avete mai sentito parlare di un incidente aereo avvenuto alcuni anni fa all'aeroporto Milano Linate (l'8 ottobre 2001): un aereo della SAS si stava muovendo sulla pista ma a causa della nebbia e di una errata comunicazione della torre di controllo si scontro' con un executive privato che gli attraverso' la strada, provocando la morte di 118 persone: tutti i passeggeri e l'equipaggio ed alcuni lavoratori dell'hangar vicino. Cosi' l'anno dopo un bosco di faggi (con un circolo formato da 38 pietre, ognuna con i nomi di tre vittime ed una con i restanti quattro nomi) fu piantato in loro memoria (Ho ripreso la panoramica il giorno successivo alla commemorazione del decimo anniversario): questo e' dunque non un bosco "gia' cresciuto" ma piu' che altro un bosco che "sta crescendo", con la speranza che cresca anche la coscienza della sicurezza.

Location

Europe / Italy

Lat: 45° 27' 49" N
Long: 9° 15' 39" E

Elevation: 110 m s.l.m.

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Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

Equipment

Camera: Nikon D70s, Lens: Nikkor 10.5mm fisheye, Panohead: Agno's TCP, Tripod: Feisol carbon fiber, Software PTGui, Photoshop.
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