Nice resource - the interest of geographical accuracy ( and just in case one of the students asks) the town on the first image is Triora, in the Argentina valley of the Ligurian Alps, about 30km north of San Remo on the Italian Riviera coast.How do I know?...well I must admit I spent a very pleasant two weeks holiday in the house on the extreme right of the image!. The area is fantastic for physical geography - huge escarpments (with large-scale chevron and recumbent folds showing the tectonic uplift) , high ridges, steep limestone cliffs and deep gorge-like valleys plus lots more - a great place to walk and explore.And..the town has a bakery that produces delicious 'Pane Triora'.The town is sustained by tourism - mainly day trippers and coach parties from the coastal resorts. although local agriculture also plays a part.Look up the town on Wikipedia and you'll see it has quite a history and there is also a graph showing the decline in population over the last 150 years which will complement Noel's slides.Current population (2001) was 408 - anyone care to guess what it was in 1861?
Thanks Duncan - certainly very useful additional detail.That looks like an amazing place to spend some time - I can't remember the last time I went away for two weeks actually... good to immerse yourself into a place like that.
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