Photo from Guardian Al Fresco:Eyewitness photo
It is one year ago today April 6th 2009. K was in Abruzzo, I was in the UK when I first heard of the devastating tremor that was to claim 308 lives and destroy so many people's way of living. One year on and the people of Aquila are rebuilding their lives, slowly but surely. A lot of candle-lit processions have been held around the Abruzzo area to commemorate the 1st anniversary. Today as a mark of respect for the victims there will be a minute's silence in Aquila and a lot of the inhabitants are taking an unofficial day off to mourn.
Links to articles mentioning Aquila and the first anniversary:
Il Centro Abruzzo (in Italian)
In Abruzzo (in Italian)
Blog from Italy by Alex Roe
The Man who predicted an earthquake article from the Guardian
1st hand account from my hubby who was in Abruzzo that fateful night on April 6th 2009. His post was mentioned on US media as one of the first to come out of the region.