Thursday, May 27, 2010


I am researching the various areas of Italy, which is why I have lately posted a few pictures of castles from Latium.  This picture below is from the region of Apulia, or Puglia, in Southern Italy ... specifically, the locale of Gravina.  I just felt the need to share it.  I'm adding other pictures as I find them.

Incidentally, part of the reason why I have not been posting heavily this last week has been that I am working on some new projects, and hope to have a few things to show within a week or two.

The Citadel at Matera, in the region of Basilicata:

And for my friend Carl, here's a map of Ancient Lucania.  Note the city of Metapontum, on the far right, which was not heard from or seen again after 207 BCE.

In terms of where I'd rather be right now - and to keep with the latest trend of publishing images of castles - this would be the Citadel of San Stefano in Monopoli, on the 'heel' of the Italian Boot:

Following a link about karst topography, I came across this picture, from the Kravice Trebizat River in Bosnia-Hercegovina:


Carl said...

Thanks, Alexis!

Presently, I'm fascinated that Capua, Rome and Carthage were all about the same size in my campaign's time period.

I haven't gone too far south yet. From the way things are going in the game right now, the party may not leave Rome, and if they do, I don't think they're going to make it to Magna Graeca, but you never know!

sirlarkins said...

Oh, I do love some karst topography. There's a region of karst hills in my current D&D campaign region that I'm hoping the players will head for at some point.