Moderator's Note: Ermes is the creator of Progetto Re-Building, a project to collect and share photos of the towns destroyed by the 2016 earthquake in Central Italy. This post highlights the project's progress in the past year as shown on the included My Map. Bravo, Ermes, Local Guides and friends.
Today is an Important day, a day to remember.
One year ago, early in the morning, a devastating earthquake was litterally erasing an important part of central Italy.
Traci and Corrie comments gave me the start, gave me the feeling that I wasn't crazy, in keep on going with my project. Thanks for this, I will never forget it.
My very first post in Connect was about this subject, it was October 6, 2016.
Now, 389 days later, the idea is starting to have a form. Still in evolution, need more effort, need more contributions, but is already something that I can show you.
Why has it taken so long? For a simple reason: the priority, in a destroyed country, was not to give me photos.
The first priority was to have food, a place to stay, warm clothes, with a Winter season that was already coming.
The event have been very important also for us. In that day, we built a friendship, we built a group of active Local Guides, that was working, that still working hard, to keep the attention of the word over that area.
And we were able to do it, to keep this situation all the time under the spotlight.
Some of us is now called "local hero"
Some of us has been mentioned during LocalGuidesSummit2017.
So, here is the first map. It is a child, but is growing up. Play with it, to see the photos of every place
Thanks to @AntonellaGr, that is working with me everyday for this project.
The Map will be shared in a few hours in all socials we are in, but the preview is for all of you.
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