Tag Archives: La Maddalena

The Island of the General

In November 1860, Giuseppe Garibaldi could have asked for anything. He had begun a campaign with less than a thousand men, but had marched from victory to victory. He had ignited enthusiasm for an idea that had seemed unrealistic until … Continue reading

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How is Brazil doing?

Not too good, it seems: (Photographed at the Carnival Cemetery on La Maddalena, Sardinia.)

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Carnival Cemetery

It was a hot afternoon, the time when everything is closed and nothing moves in Italy. It was dead silent, as I was cycling around the island of La Maddalena, when I saw the road sign to a place called Panoramico. It was … Continue reading

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Photography before Photoshop

While cycling on La Maddalena, an island off the coast of Sardinia, I came across this beautiful bay: This ugly plant in the center of the picture did however disturb my aesthetic feelings. “No problem, I’ll remove that with Photoshop,” … Continue reading

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Video: Discovering a Deserted Island

As you can see, the island was quite beautiful – apart from the spooky things which had obviously occurred there. Wonderful beaches, coconut and banana trees, sunshine, a light breeze. Paradise. Why didn’t I stay? There was no library. (Zur deutschen Fassung … Continue reading

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