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1 Cattedrale di Maria Santissima della Bruna
2 San Pietro Caveoso
3 San Maria de Idris
4 Pano #25673 (MK) und #23716 (CS)
5 Monterrone
6 San Giovanni in Monterrone
7 Belvedere di Murgia Timone (#23524, GM)

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Location: Belvedere Piazzetta Pascoli, Matera      by: Martin Kraus
Area: Italy      Date: 11.11.2018
Matera, nächster Morgen nach #24673. Erstes Ziel des Tages war das "Museo Nazionale d’Arte Medievale e Moderna della Basilicata" im Palazzo Lanfranchi. Hier überraschte uns eine hervorragende Ausstellung mit - wie avisiert - mittelalterlicher und moderner Kunst sowie herausragenden Photographien. Obwohl Matera touristisch auch im November frequentiert ist - hier drin war morgens niemand. Die durch die Erfordernis von Wechselgeld an der Museumskasse erzeugte Not und den charmanten und flexiblen Umgang mit derselben kenne ich so aus wenigen anderen Ländern.

Vorher hatten wir kurz den Ausblick vor dem Eingang genossen. Im Laufe des Tages verzog sich der Nebel, aber noch dominierte das Grau. Ein Teil der verschiedenen bisher auf PP gezeigten Aussichtspunkte lassen sich hier in den Kontext bringen - eine solche Übersicht ist mir zum Leidwesen meiner Mitreisenden immer sehr wichtig - bevor ich eine mentale Karte der besuchten Stadt aufgebaut habe, fühle ich mich unwohl.

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I'm always happy when I see Matera and your panos of the town are really beautiful.
2018/12/05 22:31, Giuseppe Marzulli
Herausragend. Du hast die Faehigkeit & unternimmst die noetige Anstrengungen, an jedem Ort den anscheinend allerbesten Aufnahmestandort auszumachen. Und bei der Verarbeitung jedesmal echte Wertarbeit. Hut ab. Ich glaube, wir Betrachter stehen bei deiner Familie in grosser Schuld (:-) . LG, Augustin
2018/12/06 04:28, Augustin Werner
A few days ago... 
... Matera's major Raffaello de Ruggieri strongly affirmed to NYT "we don't want tourists in Matera". As a Venetian, and a mountain lover, I totally agree with him. Mankind is extraordinarily consumed to ruin what it loves, and if there is no other remedy, then it is absolutely necessary that the beauties of nature and human culture - like Matera and Venice, e.g. - are forbidden to the compulsive and evil exploitation of the masses.
Your pano shows all the prehistoricity and anachronism of this town - just look at the satellite dishes above the centuries-old roofs. How long will it last?
Ciao, Alvise
2018/12/06 09:55, Alvise Bonaldo
@Alvise - thanks a lot for the hint. A really interesting read (for all others: The full link is https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/03/travel/matera-basilicata-italy-southern-world-heritage-city.html )
I totally agree that too much tourism can destroy a place (although I was part of the problem in Matera). Luckily, the world is larger than just the travel hotspots, and as also described in the NYT article, plenty of great places can be found where few visitors come.
I am only surprised by the mayor's quote when comparing it to the effort Matera put into making itself pretty for "Matera 2019" (European Capital of Culture). Everything is newly paved and refurbished. Naturally this will draw even more visitors, and it was a deliberate investment.
Cheers,
Martin
2018/12/06 19:26, Martin Kraus
Auch hier hast Du eine äußerst anprechende Farbeinstellung gewählt. Das bedeckte Wetter spielt auch mit.

Die Diskussion um diese Standorte könnte sicher interessant sein, vermutlich sollten die Touristen anstatt anzureisen, das Geld einfach überweisen :-) Ironie off.

Was ich mir oft denke ist wie der fotografische Reiz dieser Stätten erhalten werden kann wenn jahrein/jahraus Millionen FB und Instagram Bilder geladen werden. Nach einigen Jahren sind die Stätten fotografisch am Ende ... Wie können da jemals solch schöne Panos aus der Masse hervortreten ?
2018/12/06 21:10, Hans-Jürgen Bayer
The speech of the mayor of Matera is very hypocritical. Matera is a town that has unique characteristics in Europe, but it has always been a very poor town. As recently as the 1950s, more than 15.000 people lived in the caves, as in prehistory, in conditions of extreme poverty.
Now things have changed a lot thanks mainly to tourism. And tourism today in Matera is the main production activity.
Matera has done everything to become the European capital of culture for the year 2019. It is really hypocritical to say that it does not want tourists.
The problem is another. Matera, for its characteristics, can not bear too many tourists and if you visit Matera when there is overcrowding of tourists, you lose the great charm of the town.
2018/12/06 22:41, Giuseppe Marzulli
Well done by Martin and well done by Giuseppe naming the folks down there hypocrits. Of course it is quite dramatic once the city gets overrun by cruise ship tourists on their round-trip-way through Apulia but I simply suggest to do what I did or what Martin did - visit Puglia off season ...
2018/12/06 23:05, Christoph Seger
@Giuseppe 
Fossimo ai tempi del Grand Tour, o anche solo ai tempi di Carlo Levi, potremmo convenire. Ma purtroppo la qualità del turismo odierno... Lasciamo stare. Mi ha colpito che il sindaco rivendicasse nella "preistoricità" di Matera il valore da tutelare. E' proprio questo che colpisce il turista: l'esotismo del pittoresco (per una definizione di "pittoresco" puoi vedere alcuni saggi di David Foster Wallace). Ma il pittoresco è purtroppo un ottimo campo di applicazione (volgarizzata) del principio di indeterminazione di Heisenberg. Sia chiaro, io mi limito a un'osservazione distaccata.
Ciao, Alvise
2018/12/07 13:01, Alvise Bonaldo
Einem Gemälde gleich ... ganz ganz großartig inszeniert und die perfekte Stimmung dafür angetroffen - chapeau, Martin !!!

Herzliche Grüße
Hans-Jörg
2018/12/08 18:08, Hans-Jörg Bäuerle

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