Snowed in Sardinia

Snowed in Sardinia

It’s hard to imagine Sardinia’s slopes, peaks and valleys covered heavily in snow, but it happened. It snowed in Sardinia!

This past week in many parts of Sardinia it snowed so hard that many people were left without heat, electricity or even a way out of their homes. It left its mark in the memories of the locals and those that had to shovel out of it. Most of the island was hit with a blanket or two of the cold white stuff, the worst hit areas are Nuoro, Fonni, and Tonara where it took far too long for help and snow plows to arrive. My thoughts, prayers and wishes for warmth and safety to those affected by the storm.

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The above photo whipped by our windows a few days ago leaving a thick white blanket which quickly melted and trickled down to the sea. Such a contrast from the bright blue sky that I’ve come accustomed to in sunny Sardinia.

Did snowmageddon reach you?

A snapshot of time at Tonara

A snapshot of time at Tonara

A snapshot in time from Tonara, Sardinia, Italy. A place so magical that you feel as though you’ve stepped back a few centuries.

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Tonara was one of the most geographically stunning areas I’ve visited in Sardinia. Have you been?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

Finally there’s a challenge where I can show off this stunning hand-crafted object that I found in Tonara, Sardinia.

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

What is the best way to photograph an object? All advice welcome, thanking you in advance.

An Unexpected Accordion Player at Tonara, Sardinia

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?

 

Travel Theme: Short

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.

Snapshot: Imported Antique Cameras

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Sharing a simple photo from Tonara, Sardinia.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit

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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A dated door from Tonara, Sardinia

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?

A Snapshot from Tonara, Sardinia

A Snapshot from Tonara, Sardinia

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An Infinite Deep Look at Traditional Costumes from Tonara, Sardinia

An Infinite Deep Look at Traditional Costumes from Tonara, Sardinia

Sardinia, Italy is a magical island filled with mysterious charm that is proud to show an infinite detail to each costume representing each town on the island. The island women have for centuries hand stitched their stunning traditional garb to the finest deep detail. Follow me on a photo montage of Sardinia’s traditional costume from Tonara.

Traditional Dress from Tonara, Sardinia

This is my response to two photo challenges:

Travel Theme: Deep
Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite

Click on any of the links above to join in the fun.

 

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