The channel and one of the old windmills of the the saltmines at Mozia, close to Marsala, Sicily
(minimal editing, filter Hitech 100 “Reverse” Grad 0.9ND used)
Camera Nikon D7000
Shutter speed 0,002 sec (1/500)
Lente 16 mm
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The regional natural reserve of the Islands of the “Stagnone di Marsala” lies on the western coast of Sicily near the town of Marsala, on the stretch of sea between Cape San Teodoro and head Boeo or Lilibeo.
The reserve is named after the “Stagnone” a lagoon, the largest in Sicily, characterized by shallow waters (1-2 me often no more than 50 cm) and between the four islands of San Pantaleo (Mozia), Grand Island, Schola and Santa Maria. The lagoon was formed relatively recently (did not exist at the time of the Phoenician colonization of Mozia) following the movement of sand caused by underwater currents that created the original Big Island around two islets. The birth of the island has closed a portion of the sea and open source here, since there are no currents needed to spare, the water has become stagnant, with a temperature above the normal.
The main activity of the Lagoon was that of saline that was exercised by evaporating water channeled into special ponds, and then collect the salt. Pumping water and grinding of salt were carried out by means of windmills, some still preserved.