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Cross over to the other side

Passages allow entering the unknown, but not always they lead to somewhere else. This is the case of Sardegna sacred water wells, built by natives around 3,0000 years ago at protection of water sources. Passages can also split what is aside, like San Marco cape: on one side the always calm Mare Morto (dead sea), on the other side the waves of the open sea. Or passages may indeed lead to the other side, but just to let you enjoy the panorama in between. Click each picture to zoom in.

Sacred water well, Santa Cristina

Sacred water well, Santa Cristina

 

The path through San Marco cape, Sinis peninsula

The path through San Marco cape, Sinis peninsula

 

Entrance to the mine shafts, Montevecchio mining area

Entrance to the mine shafts, Montevecchio mining area

 

Natural limestone arch, S'archittu di Cuglieri

Natural limestone arch, S’archittu di Cuglieri

 

Bridge to the white quartz beach of Mari Ermi

Bridge to the white quartz beach of Mari Ermi

 

Town gate through the thick, Medieval Spanish walls, Alghero

Town gate through the thick, Medieval Spanish walls, Alghero

 

Bridge across the Tanui river towards Mare Morto, Cabras

Bridge across the Tanui river towards Mare Morto, Cabras

 

This photo series is part of the reportage Ichnusa.

Ichnusa

Ichnusa was the Latin name for Sardegna, the second-largest Mediterranean island after Sicily. For its position in Mare nostrum and for the thousands of prehistoric towers adorning its shores and flat-lands (aka nuraghe), Sardegna was suggested to be home to the mythical civilization of Atlantis.

Today Sardegna is one of the most attractive summer destinations in Europe. But there is more than waves and sand.  Sardegna was the crossroad for Nuragic, Phoenician (Punic) and Latin civilizations: remains of these times are well preserved through the island.   Spanish (Catalan) influences are still strong in the architecture of west-coast cities. Marine sanctuaries are rich in flora and fauna biodiversity (as already documented here, here and here).  Last but not least, industrial and megalithic archeology sites invite the exploration of this island also far from the coastal line.

Ichnusa is the title of this new ARTBorghi photo-reportage, after the positive experience of Japan of mine previously on this blog. Enjoy Ichnusa and its treasures in the upcoming weeks! Pictures shot by Lorenzo Borghi, edited together with Maria Francesca.

 

Off season

Surprisingly no queues at Mythenquai lido!

Quickly through the changing rooms …

… lockers locked …

The lake is just ahead!

For food and refreshments …

… showers …

… and playgrounds …

… we will come back next year.

Pictures shot at the Strandbad Myhtenquai, Zurich, off season, still open for a pleasurable morning stroll. Click to zoom in each picture.

 

Aquascapes

 

Marinescapes shot off shore between Pistis bay and Porto Conte, Sardegna, Italy.

Pictures shot with Olympus TG-1. Click to zoom in and appreciate every scale and tentacle.

Union is strength

Schools of fish shot off shore between Pistis and Porto Conte, Sardegna, Italy.

Pictures shot with Olympus TG-1. Click to zoom in and appreciate every scale and tentacle.

At the surface

Pictures from the West Coast of Sardegna (Italy) shot with Olympus TG-1. Click to zoom in.

Ode al mare

Rhizostoma pulmo: the largest Mediterranean jellyfish (up to 10 Kg)

A baby Pinna nobilis. This marine bivalve mollusc can grow up to 1.2 m long

Echinaster sepositus: the arms of this Mediterranean sea star fish are up to 20 cm

Actinia viridis: a snake-locks anemone with 8 cm long tentacles

Octopus vulgaris: hidden in its lair, the piovra can be up to 1 m long.

“Ode to the Sea” shot off shore between Pistis and Porto Conte, Sardegna, Italy with Olympus TG-1. Click to zoom in and appreciate every scale and tentacle.

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