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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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?

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You

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The Weekly Photo Challenge asks for “The Hue of You,” and instead of using a photo of stunning Sardinia, I decided to Andy Warhol myself. My hue is on the top-right, I love greens and purples.

I just may print this and give it to Hub for Christmas. 😉

What is your hue?

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Buongiorno from Birori, Sardinia

Nuraghe Miuddu, Birori, Sardegna

Nuraghe Miuddu by Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life

Good morning from the heart of Sardinia.

This is my response to the weekly photo challenge: good morning

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated in Sardinia

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated in Sardinia

Some of the amazing edible bites along the way to Tinnari, my favourite place in the world.

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Does anyone know what type of fruit this is? I only know the name in dialect.

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns

D.H. Lawrence said it perfectly in his 1921 travel memoir Sea and Sardinia:

Sardinia is another thing. Much wider, much more ordinary, not up-and-down at all, but running away into the distance. Unremarkable ridges of moor-like hills running away, perhaps to a bunch of dramatic peaks on the southwest. This gives a sense of space … lovely space about one, and traveling distances-nothing finished, nothing final. It is like liberty itself … ” D.H. Lawrence. Sea and Sardinia. 1921.

To me, Sardinia is an island filled with striking coastlines and impressive interiors. She’s also my home.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside Sardinia

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Sardinia is more than just stunning beaches and emerald coasts. Have you ever wondered what it’s like on the inside? Follow me on a photographic journey to explore Sardinia from the inside. Grazing sheep inside the confines of their mountains … Continue reading