Colonia Marina di Funtanazza, Sardinia (IV)

SEPTEMBER 2010 – Close-up of the ruins of the Casa Al Mare Francesco Sartori at the west coast of Sardinia. It belongs to 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 fourth 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.

This photo provides a closer look at the destruction of the main building, the Casa Al Mare Francesco Sartori. While the core seems to be intact, everything would have to be renovated entirely to lift it to modern standards. That’s a costly business, and that’s why it has not happened since it was shut down in 1983.

It’s interesting to see what 27 years (1983-2010) can do to a building that sits directly at the coast but does not see any maintenance.

To be continued…

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time02-SEP-2010, 11:36
LocationArbus, Sardinia, Italy
CameraCanon EOS 5D
LensCanon EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Exposure1/1000 sec at f/8
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4339 x 2893 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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