Better to pollute or become poor?   111843
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1 Crispiano
2 Ponte di Punta Penna
3 Taranto
4 Ponte Girevole
5 Citta' Vecchia (Old Town)
6 ArcelorMittal (Ex Ilva, ex IV Centro Siderurgico)
7 Porto di Taranto


Location: Parco delle Pianelle      by: Giuseppe Marzulli
Area: Italy      Date: 14 August 2019

The question is obviously wrong. In the long term, it is by polluting that one becomes poor. But in the short term the problem probably arises. We will see what the future of Taranto will be. I do not know.
The city of Taranto is about 20 km from the shooting point.


if i am correct ... 
one of the historically most important cities in southern Italy with one of the uglies steel mills - closing down and therefore threatening economy but easing the ecological burden.
2020/01/29 22:37 , Christoph Seger
Think you are! 
I always looked for this huge building on google maps but didn't find it. After identifying the rest of the town I also found pictures of the huge sarcophagus-like housing - under construction. So it's simply not yet to be seen on google maps. A nice riddle!
2020/01/29 23:40 , Matthias Knapp
after some dr. google research i would not call it sacrophagus "like" ....
2020/01/29 23:47 , Christoph Seger
Complimenti a Giuseppe 
e complimenti a tutti per aver già individuato la città e anche uno degli argomenti più "caldi" dell'attuale stagione socio-politica italiana.
Ciao, Alvise
2020/01/30 09:10 , Alvise Bonaldo
I didn't think anyone guessed so quickly.
The city has a prestigious remote past, but a problematic present and a very uncertain future.
It was the only Spartan colony of Magna Grecia and to conquer it Rome had to face long and hard wars.
But the present is much less glorious ...
2020/01/30 12:35 , Giuseppe Marzulli
I looked at your panorama from march 2013 ... LG Niels
2020/01/30 14:58 , Niels Müller-Warmuth
I'm late in the game - seems resolved. Taranto with Arcelor ?
2020/01/30 15:54 , Hans-Jürgen Bayer
@Christoph: I'd be curious to know how did you guess right away;
@Matthias: the "sarcophagus" is so called by analogy with that of Chernobyl, but, objectively, it is a forcing and any comparison with Chernobyl is ridiculous and absurd. What someone scornfully calls sarcophagus is simply a huge covering for iron minerals and simply serves not to make iron powders go around;
@Alvise: effettivamente in Italia è un problema politico di scottante attualità, che viene affrontato poco seriamente. Purtroppo i nostri politici sono quello che sono;
@Niels: right!
@Hans-Jürgen: right!
2020/01/30 21:36 , Giuseppe Marzulli
Dear Giuseppe

It is the combination of olive trees, costal plain and industry which led me to the solutiion. This comination is (fortunately ?) not too often present in the Mediterranean.

One I got the town I was even able to pinpiont the location you took the picture from. I admire how you find all these remote spots. SP581 is not a road I would call a major route ...

Herzlichst Christoph
2020/02/01 09:22 , Christoph Seger
Regarding the "sarcophagus" type of confinement:

It protects the surrounding area / the city / the people from coal and ore dust / emissions - way too late ...

It was build very late and ArcelorMittal did learn how to build it in its Chernoby project ....
2020/02/01 09:34 , Christoph Seger
The situation of the city with water on both sides is quite characteristic, so if I had had time for the riddle, I would have probably started around Taranto as well... Cheers, Martin
2020/02/02 16:58 , Martin Kraus

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