Friday 26 July 2013

Dragonflies and sunshine equals to love dance on Dutch pond

This week the Dutch summer reached some 31 degrees....not only we were happy, also the tiny dragonflies were inspired and were doing their lovedance above water at a small pond in thegarden of my work place. I was so amazed by their numbers and beauty, so I biked home after wokr to get my camera and captured them!

Did you know that:
- Dragonflies are expert fliers. They can fly straight up and down, hover like a helicopter and even mate mid-air. If they can't fly, they'll starve because they only eat prey they catch while flying.
- Some adult dragonflies live for only a few weeks while others live up to a year.
- A single dragonfly can eat 30 to hundreds of mosquitoes per day.
(for more info feel free to check "14 Fun facts about dragonflies")

Sunday 21 July 2013

Stone-Sound-sculptures in the open-air-garden of maestro Sciola: San Sperate, Sardinia

As mentioned in my previous blog entry now we are making a tour in the open air garden of Maestro Sciola...which is full with tons of huge stone music instruments. His sound sculptures might be bigger than you but according to the maestro "one should still touch it like a woman". Each masterpiece has a tiny stone next to it with which the music is created! It was an amazing encounter on a hot+windy day, I hope you will enjoy the video too:-))

Saturday 6 July 2013

The murales in the art village San Sperate, Sardinia

My travel guide was indicating I should definitely stop by in the small village San Sperate, located around 40km north of the Sardinian capital Cagliari. The cute village is famous that a lot of artists work and live there. Few year ago we have visted the mountain village Orgosolo (next to Nuoro, in the middle of the island) where one could dive in almost 200 wall painting from different years. In san Sperate there are also tons of colourful  murales to enjoy through the whole village, most of them pretty modern. One was even painted one day before we passed by:-)) In the next post i will tell you about the visit in one of themost amazing open-air-art gallery I have ever been too: the garden of sound sculptures of maestro Sciola!.