We went to the lake at the weekend where families from Rome were taking a dip in the black waters.
Posted byZoe Childerley
Posted onAugust 20, 2013
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The Torrente (icy mountain stream) where everyone goes to cool off in the summer heat. And today the volunteers arrived from all over Europe to work at the Toffia Festival.
Really pleased to get the first bit of international publicity for the project particularly as Landscape Stories are doing such good work bringing together photographers from around the globe and to present their work to a wider audience.
I’m back in rainy London and the new university term is underway. Now I’ve finally caught up with things here so I wanted to share the last few images from Huerfano county and a few photographs of southern Colorado as I began an amazing road trip to California in August. But most of all I wanted to say a big thank you to the Museum of Friends and the people of Huerfano county who made me feel so welcome. The generosity, enthusiasm and warmth of the residents of Walsenburg, La Veta, Gardner and Libre made this project possible. It was an amazing opportunity to spend the summer building a portrait of this incredibly diverse, proud and resilient community.
Robby, Susan, Arizona and Graylin from Phoenix have set up a new contemporary Christian church in Walsenburg. Robby and Susan have been ordained via the internet and were holding services this summer at their new Mountain Spirit Christian Church.
Originally from Sicily, the Corsentinos have been farming just outside Walsenburg for four generations. Pollution in the water from a mining company caused their crops to fail a few years ago and also reduced immunity in their cattle due to the high sodium content. Kaylee Corsentino is a member of 4H, a youth development organisation popular in Colorado, teaching responsibility through numerous programs including rearing livestock, which Kaylee has chosen this year.