-Necro-forestry in Salento

View this post on Instagram A post shared by János Chialá (@janosino) The owner of this field signed a contract with a firm, which also operates the largest olive oil mill in the area, to have all of his trees eradicated, ground into chipped wood and shipped to a biomass power plant in Calabria, some 500 km away, a sorry ending for these majestic trees that used to be the pride of the region.

-Tales of misfortune

Today is the ninth day of Av, the month of the Jewish calendar that falls between July and August, which in Hebrew is known as Tisha B’Av and is one of many holidays dedicated to commemorating the historical misfortunes that befell the various peoples who live on the land between the river and the sea.

-Festa del Redentore

Gondolas race in Venezia’s Canale della Giudecca during the yearly regata held for the Festa del Redentore, which commemorates the end of the plague epidemic of 1575-1577 that killed more than a third of the city’s population.