Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV from Sardinia

This week we are challenged with an unusual POV, and yesterday I found myself time to play around with just that –  POV. I was sitting on my sofa watching laundry dry when I decided to snap a photo through my window.

It certainly creates an interesting point of view from stunning Sardinia.

Why you should visit Capo Caccia {Sardinia}

Another great post via Girl in Florence about visiting Capo Caccia, Sardinia.

Girl in Florence


Let’s get lost in the mysterious Capo Caccia – a few kilometers north of Alghero with underground caves discovered in the 1700’s by local fisherman. The most famous cave being the Grotta di Nettuno or ‘Neptune’s Grotto’ which is only reachable by boat or by the treacherous 645 Escala del Cabirol {goat’s steps} staircase carved into the rocks in the 1950’s.

On our recent getaway to Sardinia this was pretty much top on our list of must-sees along with Stintino and La Pelosa beach about an hour to an hour and a half away from Alghero. Though taking the boat seemed enticing, we hopped in our rented Fiat 500 and drove up to the cliffs to see what Neptune had to offer. The drive up is incredibly beautiful, we parked on the side of the road and soaked in the amazing view of the sea and surrounding cove.

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Why you should visit Alghero, Sardinia

A fabulous post on why you should visit Alghero, Sardinia by one of my favourite bloggers in Italy.

Girl in Florence


What can I say about the beautiful Italian island town of Alghero? I will admit, upon walking around at first sight – we didn’t feel like we were in Italy. It almost felt like a mish-mash of Spain, Italy and Morocco. Colorful facades, an almost derelict elegance – all complete with beautiful sea views from any given angle. I instantly loved this ancient fishing town that is only a 40 minute Ryanair flight from Pisa.

This town has a Catalonian feel – not by coincidence of course, it was taken over by the House of Aragon in the 1300’s to be renamed ‘Barcelonetta’. It remained under their control until the 1700’s when the powerful Italian Savoy family took over. Fortified walls line the sea along with huge catapults located at various corners to scare away invaders from the sea. The owner of the B&B we stayed at told us that…

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My Sardinian Life at Work

This is what I do …

and this is my view.

My Sardinian Life Jennifer Avventura 2013 La Marinedda

What do you do for a living?

The view from my Sardinian office window

Found myself a wonderful summer job and here’s my view from the office:


What’s the view like from your office window?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow

A Caribbean storm over Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman. This is one of my favourite photos I took while living in Grand Cayman this past winter. I had a fabulous time watching this storm move in and even got a little wet.

Foreshadow by Jennifer Avventura 2013 My Sardinian Life

Why not join in the fun? Head over to the Weekly Photo Challenge to find out more.

When paradise turns deadly – Sardinia’s Somber Secret

Jennifer Avventura 2012 (15)Surprise washed over him as he found himself lying on the hard tiled floor of a pharmacy in a small fishing village on the coast of northwest Sardinia, Italy. “What am I doing here?” he thought as people curiously gathered around him. Continue reading

Travel theme: Motion

I can see a new horizon underneath the blazin’ sky
I’ll be where the eagle’s flying higher and higher
Gonna be your man in motion, all I need is a pair of wheels
Take me where my future’s lyin’ – John Parr – St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)

50 shades of blue - Sardinia

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

Travel Theme: Sculpture

It was early morning and the sky was that typical Mediterranean blue when we decided to hit the beach. Normally, we are afternoon beach goers with a full tummy and want nothing more than to sink into the warm afternoon sand and snooze off a traditional Sardinian lunch, but not today. Today we packed our bags earlier than the birds.

Sculpture is the art of intelligence. – Pablo Picasso

Sculpture by Jennifer Avventura 2013

Surprised to find my favourite beach littered with makeshift bamboo sculptures/shade-shelters I knew this was my moment to capture the weekly travel theme. I was even more surprised to find the beach completely … empty.

Sculpture by Jennifer Avventura 2013 My Sardinian life (2)

In the summer months, particularly in the afternoon, this beach is packed with tourists and locals alike. It was a great welcome to have this stretch of beach to ourselves, if only for an hour.

Sculpture by Jennifer Avventura 2013 My Sardinian Life (3)It is not hard to understand modern art. If it hangs on a wall it’s a painting, and if you can walk around it it’s a sculpture. – Tom Stoppard

I got a little lucky with this week’s travel theme. This week I didn’t have to go out searching for objects to photograph. These sculptures just came to me.

This is my response to Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Sculpture.