Photographer's Note

(for Lisa, who likes saline)

Here you can see the salt evaporation ponds (Saline) of Cagliari. They are situated in between the city and the long beach of Poetto, where a large coastal lagoon existed (see map link for the exact location). The actual plants go back to 1800 but it’s since the Roman times that salt was extracted here. After two millennia in 1985 they have been abandoned and now the whole place is being utilized as a public park.
In the background of the photo to the right you can see one of the landmark of Cagliari: the promontory of Capo Sant’Elia which marks the beginning of Poetto beach and which is visible practically from everywhere in Cagliari. On top of it you may notice a crescent indentation: that’s called “La sella del diavolo” (The devil’s saddle) and there is a nice legend which explains this curious name. You can read it in the note of one of my previous photos: The Angels Gulf

If you want to see more and different aspects of these salt evaporation ponds, please see my dedicated theme (see link in the photo information section at right).

I chose a soundtrack for this image: Billie Holiday - P.S. I Love You

ISO Speed Ratings = 200
Metering Mode = Center Weighted Average
Focal Length = 7.4mm (35 mm equivalent: 35 mm)
ISO Speed Ratings = 200
Metering Mode = Centre Weighted Average
Focal Length = 7.4mm (35 mm equivalent: 35 mm)

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