Colonia Marina di Funtanazza, Sardinia (III)

SEPTEMBER 2010 – The ruins of the Casa Al Mare Francesco Sartori at the west coast of Sardinia. It used to be the main building of the Colonia Marina di Funtanazza, a holiday retreat for the families of the workers of the nearby mines of Montevecchio and Ingurtosu. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

This is the third image of a mini series covering the Colonia Marina di Funtanazza at the west coast of Sardinia in Italy. The first image can be found here.

It’s easy to see why the retreat had been built here. It is situated at a beautiful, secluded beach but still close to the (now abandoned) mines of Montevecchio and Ingurtosu. It’s a nice spot for a vacation – as long as you do not take a closer look at the ruins of the buildings.

The ugliest building most certainly is the Casa Al Mare Francesco Sartori, which looks as if a tropical storm has hit and destroyed it. Most windows are broken, and portions of the roof have come down too.

When writing this post, I looked up the current state of the building on Google Streetview, and yes, it has further detoriated since 2010 when I took the photo above. Now bigger parts of the roof have broken off, and some of the exterior walls have come down.

To be continued…

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time02-SEP-2010, 11:43
LocationArbus, Sardinia, Italy
CameraCanon EOS 5D
LensCanon EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Exposure1/8000 sec at f/2.8
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4224 x 2816 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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