T. A. V.

At the beginning of the 21st century, the Italian government and an association of private investors embarked in a very ambitious project of renovating the railway lines to suit modern transportation requirements. This Treni ad Alta Velocità (T.A.V.) network would have connected with a high-speed railway service the entire territory of Italy, from North to South through a series of newly built stations.
Eventually, Italy would have become part of a
deaf ears.
When I first visited the construction sites of the T.A.V., in 2006, there was so much to be done that it was impossible to see on the ground what would have been the "bigger picture" described by much publicized plans to finally bring Italian railway system up to speed with the rest of Europe.
At the time, blurry monochrome images of disconnected visions appeared to be the most effective way of documenting this reality.
trans-national network, connecting most countries in Europe and fostering more efficient circulation of people and goods.
Not without much controversy and the dissent of a considerable portion of the population living in the areas where the new line would have passed, the project proceeded slowly. People inexorably became accustomed to the sight of on-going roadworks; the promises of politicians that completion was in sight eventually fell on
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