Modena, Street View

Modena, Ferrara, and Bologna are in news today for sad reasons. Earthquake today struck about 22 miles northwest of Bologna. The origin is in between Ferrara and Modena. Number of deaths has increased to six, hope it goes up no further. 

I was in Modena and Bologna in April 2010 and have pleasant memories of the place. The news reports indicate the plains near Modena suffered serious damages. Some f the historical sites of the Emilia-Romagna region of the Po river valley, have crumbled. Bologna luckily escaped mother nature’s wrath.

 The cities are such that one can hardly resist the temptation of falling in love with these places. Here are some views of streets and cathedral of Modena.

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23 Responses

  1. Nice town,charming buildings !

  2. Carver says:

    That is terrible about the earthquakes. You captured the beauty of the town so well here.

  3. Sylvia K says:

    The pictures from the quake areas have been devastating! I'm so glad you got the captures that you did, Indrani, and that you've shared them with us!

  4. Earthquakes are indeed horrible. Quiet a while since the last huge one happened here. Beautiful pictures.

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  5. This is very sad. I hope that people are safe and damage is very limited.

  6. Dimple says:

    Earthquakes can be terrible, I also hope for very few deaths.

    I love the last shot, I wonder if the gentlemen are discussing whether to turn right, or left!

  7. ladyfi says:

    Such beautiful shots of these wonderful old towns. And it's heart-breaking to see them in ruins after the quake.

  8. George says:

    It's easy to see how one can fall in love with these cities. I hope the earthquake damage wasn't too severe.

  9. Arija says:

    Natural catastrophes rob us of so much, of life and loss of home and history. I pray that there are no aftershocks.

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  11. Leovi says:

    Nice pictures, great shots.

  12. eileeninmd says:

    It is a beautiful ton and it is sad to hear about the earthquake. I do hope the people are safe and that their was not too much damage. Great post and I enjoyed the photos.

  13. Gary says:

    Too bad about the quake. It's a beautiful area. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  14. Ash says:

    What a charming place!

  15. stardust says:

    How sorry such a beautiful and historic place, Modena, was hit by the massive earthquake! My prayers and thoughts are to those suffering through the disaster.

  16. nice pics, Indrani! sad to hear about the earthquake…

  17. magiceye says:

    hope no serious damage due to the quake

  18. Haddock says:

    Isn't it nice to see that they have preserved the whole place so well.
    No wonder one falls in love with the place.

  19. so sad to hear about the earthquake. But it is good it was not worse.

  20. Snap says:

    A beautiful place with lovely memories for you. I have a friend who is in Italy, but, thankfully, she was not in this area. Earthquakes are so frightening and destructive.

  21. earthquakes are really horrible…nice post with great pics !!!!!!!

  22. NixBlog says:

    Lovely shots of this beautiful Italian city, Indrani…

  23. Francisca says:

    Oh, I had not heard of the earthquake! Lives lost is always sad, and so is the loss of historical sites. Glad to hear Bologna did not suffer damage; it's such a nice town.

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