La corsa degli scalzi, the run of the barefooted, Cabras
Also this trip came to the end. We were not barefooted, like the 1,000 runners of Cabras (click on the picture to zoom in), whose yearly procession revives the rescue of Saint John’s statue from the Turkish Ottomans, who invaded the place in 1619. After hundreds of kms along the West Coast of Sardegna up to the North shores of Stintino. Across dozens of beaches, historical towns and old ruins. A trip pointed with delightful stopovers in the regions of Oristano and Alghero, explored in September 2017 by Lorenzo Borghi and Maria Francesca. Thanks for following it, below the 9 episodes of Ichnusa
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 foundry furnace, Montevecchio mine, where the mining tools were forged.
Vintage petrol station from the Italian petrol agency Agip, Montevecchio
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 Sullivan air compressor, from early XXth century, Montevecchio mine.
This photo series is part of the reportage Ichnusa. Click each picture to zoom in.
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
The path through San Marco cape, Sinis peninsula
Entrance to the mine shafts, Montevecchio mining area
Natural limestone arch, S’archittu di Cuglieri
Bridge to the white quartz beach of Mari Ermi
Town gate through the thick, Medieval Spanish walls, Alghero
Bridge across the Tanui river towards Mare Morto, Cabras
This photo series is part of the reportage Ichnusa.