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  • Photographer
    Roberto Pireddu
  • Prize
    1st Place / Book(Self-published), 1st Place / Book(self-published)/Documentary
  • Date of Photograph
    2015

Poetto is the town beach of Cagliari (Italy). It's always been the flagship of the city, with its white sand and its “casotti”, buildings like little beach houses, removed during Eighties. At their place, along the 8 kilometers of dark sand, currently, disharmonic beach resorts alternate with crumbling structures. Years ago, an unscrupulous attempt, trying to restore the old white sand, has changed color and grain size of the strand creating a coast made by dark and coarse sand. People of Cagliari who has knew the real beauty of the Poetto compare with what it was and what it's now.

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ma | re (in english "mare" means "sea") Poetto is the town beach of Cagliari, the largest and most populous urban centre of Sardinia. This beach has always been the flagship of the city, with its fine and thin white sand and its “casotti”, little buildings midway between an hanging room and a little beach house, removed at the end of Eighties. At their place, along the 8 kilometers and more of dark sand, currently, disharmonic beach resorts alternate with crumbling structures abandoned to themselves. Few years ago, furthermore, an unscrupulous attempt, trying to restore the old superfine white sand typical of the beach, has changed color and grain size of the strand creating a coast made by dark and very coarse sand. Between the simple and infinite greatness of the sea and men's action who often, from ten years about on this coast, mean mess and decline, people of Cagliari who has knew the real beauty of the Poetto compare with what it was and what it is now.

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