Brilliant Light Goodnight Sardinia

The first sunset of December 2013 was a blazing bright pinkish/orange. It lit up our living room like a bright disco light.

This is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Light

Buonanotte bella Sardegna.

The Sardinian Sky

The sky in Sardinia drastically changes throughout the year from bright blue endless skies to deep black unforgiving skies. I’ve been a sky-watcher my entire life, and I’m sure I spent the entire 5th grade staring out the window, day-dreaming and wishing I could fly.

Follow me on a photographic journey of Sardinia’s ever-changing sky.

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Endless blue sky

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Contrasting red and blue’s on Sardinia’s west coast

Storm filled rainbow sky

Storm filled rainbow sky

Black Cloud Sky

Black Cloud Sky

The Golden Hour Sky

The Golden Hour Sky

Sun filled Sky

Cloud filled August Sky

Canadair flying the friendly blue sky

Canadair flying the friendly blue sky

This is my response to the weekly travel theme: sky.

How do you like your sky? With wisps of white clouds or an endless blue?

An Unexpected Accordion Player at Tonara, Sardinia

An unexpected accordion player greeted me at the cortas apertas in Tonara, Sardinia. He was kind in allowing me to photograph him while he played melodic tunes on his grandfather’s old musical instrument.

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

Has anything unexpected happened to you lately?

 

Snapshots: Layers of a Sardinian Sunrise

They say that the early bird catches the worm, and in this case I caught a beautiful Sardinian sunrise, layered with soft fluffy clouds.

Layers by Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life

This is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers.

Are you an early bird?

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Travel Theme: Short

The travel theme this week is short, and it finally gives me the opportunity to show off these cute, little dolls wearing traditional costume’s from the heart of Sardinia.

And here’s a short door so the cat can get through.

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I found this adorable, paper kitten mewing at the bottom of the door to an old bakery in Tonara, Sardinia and thought it was super cute that someone took the time to tape his little face into the hole, so I just had to take its picture.

This is my response to the weekly Travel Theme.

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.

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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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Eerie Food from Sardinia – Casu Marzu

Casu Marzu is eerie, very, very eerie. It’s a pungent cheese made from sheep milk and is left outside, uncovered, to rot. Tiny cheese flies infest the cheesy block and lay their off-spring, billions of small transparent maggots. The larvae feed on the cheese, thus causing fermentation and allowing the casu marzu to fully decompose into an eerie, stinky, creamy and highly sought after delicacy from the mountains of Sardinia. The moment I saw the sign above the door I knew what I had to do.  Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sunset Horizon

This horizon speaks to me nightly with her stunning setting sun.

Tonight’s setting sun in Sardinia

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This is my response to the weekly photo challenge: horizon. Just click the link to learn more or to join in on the fun.

Do you prefer sunrise or sunset?

Travel Theme: A love stone from Sardinia

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“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”
Michelangelo

Tinnari by Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life 2013 (15)

“I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.” Henry Rollins

This is my response to the weekly travel theme: stone.

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I’ve re-published this photo as I’m up to my ears with a little side project. I’ll be back in full blogging force by early next week.

Until next time …

A dated door from Tonara, Sardinia

There are things known and things unknown and in between are the doors.”  Jim Morrison

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One of my favourite pastimes is photographing old doors. Did I manage to capture the spirit of this ancient passageway?