La strada Regina Margherita

 

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Editor : CRAF - Raw Sight  Format: Published 2000 / Dimensions 24x23 cm / Number of pages 50 / 31 BW and colours photographs / Language Italian - Hellenic - English

Photographers : Guido Guidi, Panayiotis Lamprou, Willie Osterman

Description : During the second half of the XIXth century, a few men had an important role in the history of friulan emigration: they get richer by creating firms that absorbed a great part of the seasonal friulan emigrants.

One of them was the entrepreneur Giacomo Ceconi who worked essentially in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and received for his work the title of Empire' s Nobleman. At the end of his career, he decided to realize great constructions in Pielungo, where he was born, and in the rest of Val d' Arzino. Then he built schools, post-offices, churches and, between 1889 and 1891, the road that runs through Val d' Arzino called Regina Margherita in honour of the Queen of Italy. Giacomo Ceconi died in Udine in 1910.

At the beginning of 1999, Guido Guidi (IUAV), Willie Osterman (Rochester Institute of Technology) went right down that road to photograph its transformations one hundred years after its realization. Lambrou Panayotis - a young and promising Greek photographer - displays all his talent improved with Platon Rivellis at the school of the Athens' Photographic Circle.

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