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: