Wednesday, August 14, 2013


This is an old abandoned hamlet, high up in the mountains, at almost 2,000 m height... I am fascinated with the idea that people used to live, work, eat, love and go about their daily activities in these old houses... The little church is still very well preserved, and you can see the letters "TRA" on a building -- which are the first letters for trattoria, which is an Italian family-run restaurant (for my Greek friends: taverna). So there was even a place where travelers could eat and drink while on their long journeys over the Alps! This route connects Italy to France, and the Mont-Cenis pass and lake are very close.


JuanitaTortilla said...

I agree with how you feel about the place. Do you go walking alone?

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show from the "old village" - imagine if these old walls could talk .... Wish you and Zoe a good day in the Alps :) Hugs Hanne Bente ♥
The weather here has been from summer to late summer, the temperature is not so high anymore, only + 18.4

niki ad said...

Hi, Annuk !!!!!!
Lovely photos !!! Thank you !!!!

Yael said...

Marvelous picturesque place - much to imagine about it indeed! :-)
Maybe someone got married in that church? Children baptized? A funeral? Who knows...

syros2js said...

Lovely photos!!!
Kisses, my friend!!!

Mosaicology said...

What a beautiful and peaceful setting! Hope all is well with you. xo

Hilde said...

A beautiful place with a peaceful atmosphere :) Such a wonderful place to wander about. Love the photos!

Marie-Anne said...

Very interesting! Who knows how old it is, when and why it was abandonned? Lovely post, my dear Annuk! Polla filakia!

Annuk said...

Thank you Juanita!
I go for walks alone mostly, but I was up here with my mom :)

Thank you Hanne Bente! :)
It has cooled off a bit here too, but it's still very warm and summery! Hugs from the Alps :)

Thank you Niki! :)
I'm glad you enjoyed! Filakia!

Yael, I know you can feel the magic and fascination of the place... :)
Big hugs!

Thank you, Joanna mou! :)

Thank you Mosaicology! Hope you're well too!

Thank you Hilde! :)
I'm glad you loved the place!

Thank you Marie-Anne! :)
Polla filakia!

DIMI said...

Gia sou fili mou Annuk!!!
Wonderful pictures of a very special and interesting place!!I realy enjoyed your photos!!It looks so peaceful and full of beaty!!
Thank you for sharing!!!
Have a lovely day in the Alps!!
Pola filakia to you,Zoe and Lilli!!

Nancy said...

wow, you have the best walks! :D I always wonder about these isolated places, too - it seems so strange to live so far from "civilisation" but then I guess most people lived like that once upon a time. And a trattoria such as this might even have got more traffic than the local village! :o Great photos! :)

Annuk said...

Thank you Nancy! :)
I'm glad I made your imagination wander too... :D

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