Mar Piccolo di Taranto   51708
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Location: Taranto      by: Giuseppe Marzulli
Area: Italy      Date: 11 March 2013
Taranto was the only major cities of Magna Graecia founded by Sparta and not Athens. Today it is a city in severe crisis and with a high rate of pollution. It is, however, in a very nice location.
Mar Piccolo (Little Sea) is a kind of lagoon within the city.

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Farbenfroh und Abwechslungsreich!

Best Regards,

Christian
2013/03/23 22:27 , Christian Hönig
Hi Giuseppe. In the water, under the chimneys and further right - what is that? KR Jan.
2013/03/26 22:30 , Jan Lindgaard Rasmussen
Hello Jan. They are the buoys that mark the mussel farms. Once the mussels of Taranto were famous in whole of Italy for their flavor. Now it is forbidden to sell.
2013/03/26 23:35 , Giuseppe Marzulli
Very interesting portrait. So what do they do with the mussels? Or is "forbidden" just a formality that can be circumvented? Cheers, Martin
2013/04/06 19:12 , Martin Kraus
Hello Martin. How are things with precision I do not know.
Taranto is site of a large iron and steel industry (you can see the smokestacks in the background) that is accused of having polluted the air and the sea. Seem to have found in mussels percentage of dioxin higher than the allowable limit.
In Italy these things are always difficult to assess because we unfortunately tends to tackle problems from the ideological point of view and not rationally.
2013/04/06 21:15 , Giuseppe Marzulli

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