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Man made structures stick out of the panorama. It seems they could stand time for thousand years more. Like the two columns of  the Phoenician ruins of Tharros … if only archeologist did not build them in the XXth century to obtain grants at support of  the archeological site…

The fake columns (but original capital on one top) at Tharros, Sinis peninsula

The fake columns (but original capital on one top) at Tharros, Sinis peninsula

 

The foundry furnace, Montevecchio mine, where the mining tools were forged.

The foundry furnace, Montevecchio mine, where the mining tools were forged.

 

Vintage petrol station from the Italian petrol agency Agip, Montevecchio

Vintage petrol station from the Italian petrol agency Agip, Montevecchio

 

The Spanish gagliarda (armed with cannon) tower of San Giovanni, Sinis peninsula

The Spanish gagliarda (armed with cannon) tower of San Giovanni, Sinis peninsula

 

The mine shaft Sartori in Montevecchio mine. This is the lift entrance to the mine

The mine shaft Sartori in Montevecchio mine. This is the lift entrance to the mine

 

The Sullivan air compressor, from early XXth century, Montevecchio mine. Still working nowadays, with its 10124 Watts Sullivan could give power to the compressed-air mining machinery of Montevecchio.

The Sullivan air compressor, from early XXth century, Montevecchio mine.

 

This photo series is part of the reportage Ichnusa. Click each picture to zoom in.

Posted by lorenzoborghi on October 21, 2017

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