Some days ago I wrote about landslide in Vietri (Landslide In Vietri. No victims fortunately). Yesterday I was in Salerno and for my greatest fortune the rain was finished in the night. Happy about it, I took my photocamera and made some photos. As it happens often, I made some km-s at feet when I turned home and here I want to show you the street I walk everytime and the place of landslade in Vietri.
Unfortunatelly we have now tragic notices about deaths under landslades everyday. I told you about a minibus and today my husband, that listens all TV news, told me about other victims.
This, first photo, is the way to Salerno. As you can see most are rocks and the place is really spectacular.
But the most incredible in all this are the plants. Those you see here on the right of the road. Oleanders. They are planted by persons. All the right side near the road. There is not earth for the roots there. There is not water in summer, for about 2 months. The temperature is so high and the stones are similar to the cooker. And you have to see these bushes full of flowers.
Well, they are very toxic, but they are beautiful and are there notthat somebody has to smell them.
Now, finally the unhappy bus-stop.
If you ask why these events happen, look at this last photo. I made it other 300-500 meters later. In many cases this is the reason. And very probably that the next landslide will be here. Were there are trees, they help to take the earth for more time.