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Here you can see the sand dunes of Pistis, on the west coast of Sardinia (see map link for exact location).
In this coast the prevalent wind is the Mistral, which blows often pretty strong from north-west, and so through the centuries it has accumulated this huge mass of sand. Bushes of juniper (Juniperus Phoenicea) grow on the sand and contribute to consolidate the dunes.
In the past the place was almost deserted, the nearest village – four or five houses – was at ten kms from here inland, but in the sixties they began to build holidays homes and now all around this mini Sahara you find plenty of ugly buildings used only in summertime. Actually the photo has been shot from a terrace in one of those big summer resorts. The best time of the year to visit this place is April, almost no people around and plenty of flowers. In summertime this long beach is crowded with tourists.

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ISO Speed Ratings = 80
Date Time Original = 2009-02-14 16:37:24
Metering Mode = Center Weighted Average
Focal Length = 16.82mm (35 mm equivalent: 124 mm)

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Additional Photos by Ingenua Mente (Longroute) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2681 W: 169 N: 4719] (19600)
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