Wednesday, August 14, 2013
DAYS OF OLDE IN THE MOUNTAINS
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.