Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit

This weeks weekly photo challenge is habit, and there is no better place in the world where the people still abide by the same habits or rituals as they did hundreds of years ago, like they do here in Sardinia.

This hard-working man from Tonara is making a wooden platter in the shape of Sardinia to sell or give away as gifts to friends. For millenia the islanders have used natural resources from the surrounding area to make stunning hand-crafted items that will last a lifetime.

Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life Habit

This is my response to the weekly photo challenge: habit.

Do you prefer to buy your gifts from small independent business?

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13 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit

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  2. What’s he making? We bought some ceramic thing from a local artist last time we were in France. It’s this thing that you put next to the oven to keep the spatula on while you’re working. Very handy and it keeps the bench clean.

    • He was making the shape of Sardinia with wood, to be used as a serving platter or to hang on the wall. I also prefer gifts from places that are useful, however, I do like the odd magnet! 🙂

  3. Beautiful photo of a man and his skill. I buy things as souvenirs that are useful to others, otherwise it is a dust collector. What he is making is not only useful but a wonderful memory of Sardegna. Great job on this one again!


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  5. What a lovely photo – this belongs in travel magazine or a promotional brochure!
    Re: gifts – my main requirement is that the gift is unique to the place, or if that’s difficult, has some functional/emotional association with the place, rather than just a representative rendering of a landmark. For example, when I lived in France, I got my aunt a ceramic cheese cutting/serving board with painted scenes of Paris. So it was souveniry enough but also there was that whole France/cheese association, AND it was useful, so it wouldnt just be collecting dust.

    • Oh! What a wonderful compliment on this photo! Thank you!! I always try to buy useful souvenirs for friends and family, I’d rather them use it that have it collect dust in the bottom of a drawer.

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