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A trabocco, traditional fishing platform, at La Penna, near Fossacesia, Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy.

Trabocci are old fishing machines typical of the coast of Abruzzi region. They are massive constructions built from wood consisting of a platform anchored to the rock by large logs of Aleppo pine, jutting out into the sea. From this platform, two (or more) long arms called antennae stretch out suspended some feet above the water, supporting a huge, narrow-meshed net. The earliest documented existence in Abruzzo dates back to 18th century, when fishermen devised an ingenious technique of fishing that wasn't subject to weather conditions. The development of the trabocchi allowed fishing without needing to go to sea. Most are now restaurants or tourist attractions, though some still function, as does the one shown here.

Exposure time: 1/125 sec
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 200
Focal length: 70 mm

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