Monday, October 31, 2011

PREHISTORIC CORSICA

FROM PORTO VECCHIO TO PORTICCIO - CORSICA - SEPTEMBER 2010


"ELEPHANT, TURTLE & LION..."


"STANTARI - The most famous of the statue-menhirs alignement, probably tinted with red ochre"


"ALIGMENTES OF STANTARI AND RINAGHJU AND THE DOLMEN OF FUNTANACCIA"


"SARTENE"


"SARTENE - Views and Museum"


"PROPRIANO"


"FILITOSA - The megalithic site was occupied from the end of the Neolithic era and the beginning of the Bronze Age, until around the Roman times in Corsica. Here we see the central area"


"FILITOSA"


"FILITOSA - DINOSAUR"


"FILITOSA IN THE GREEN"


"FILITOSA V - The most famous"


"ON THE WAY TO PORTICCIO"


"SUNSET IN PORTICCIO"

51 comments:

Trotter said...

Sorry for the absence, but these last two months have been rather nasty! My mother (90) was in hospital for more than three weeks and the post-surgery was hard! My father (94) seemed to be an orphan while my mother was out and felt into some kind of depression... The economy is a disaster and the media only bring bad news... The € Euro is rescued every day, only to be known that it needs to be rescued again and again next morning... What else? Well, maybe «Midnight in Paris»... The problem is that the Gil there is a different one... ;)

Blogtrotter Two wanders around pre-historical Corsica, where it seems all this will be leading to... ;) Enjoy and have a wonderful week ahead!

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Welcome back, Gil.

It was only last week, I was 'showing off' to some of my friends, the ability to visit so many marvelous places, online!

This post, like all others is charming too.

It is so wonderful to have you back.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

I hope your parents are doing better now....I will remember them in my prayers. Do please convey my best wishes to them and also, on my behalf, please wish them a speedy recovery.

alicesg said...

Sorry to hear about your parents having a hard time. Wish your mom will recovered in no time. Take care of yourself too. Thanks for sharing all the beautiful photos.

joo said...

It's great to see you back Trotter! Sorry for your parents, hope they'll do better now!
Love your Corsican post and looking forward to see more:)
Have a nice week ahead!
Joo

rochambeau said...

Hello Trotter,
The scenes of Corsica fill me with peace. Thank you!
Very sorry to hear about your mother and father and how you are feeling too! Please know thoughts of good will are being sent to you all and prayers too.
Your friend,
Constance

Cergie said...

C'est ce que nous sommes Gil, un maillon dans l'histoire de l'humanité. Le principal est que nous sommes vivants en ce moment, tes parents sont encore là malgré leurs souycis de santé dûs à leur âge avancé et tu es à leur coté comme un bon fils. Profite d'eux et demande leur de te raconter encore et encore leur histoire tant qu'il en est temps....

SusuPetal said...

Nice that you are back. Sorry to hear about your parents, understandable that real life is so much more important than life on the Net.

Those statues look like fun!

Leena said...

So interesting - too many interesting places to see in one lifetime, but we do our best :)

Happy to hear that your parents have got to live so long life together and spend time with you and your family.
I can imagine your dad`s feelings when his wife was away from him. I send warm greetings to them.

Greetings also to your wife, where your daughter is living now?

Gattina said...

Sorry about your parents !

Your pictures are beautiful and I did a nice sightseeing tour, although only virtual !

Peter said...

So nice to see you back! We of course all worried, knowing how regular a blogger and commentator you ususally are. I trust that the essential things are going better! ... and now, of course with this "pause", you are again more than a year behind. The eternal Corsica is really beautiful!

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Hi Trotter, Thanks for dropping by and posting your comment.Sorry to note about your mother. Trust she has recovered and is back home. Best wishes to your parents.

Corsica pics are beautiful - Wouldn't mind being exiled there like Napoleon was.

Rgds
Ram

petrolin50 said...

I was never in Corsica. I read about it. It must be a beautiful country. Lots of sights. Wild and scenic nature at every step. I would like to Corsica in the future look. Thank you for the opportunity to share with you experiences from his travels. Much health and vigor wish you Peter.

Light and Voices said...

It isn' easy seeing our parents grow old, be ill and then have to let them go. My husband and I have been there and done that already. It is rough. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your wife. Hang in there!

I enjoyed seeing the museums, the sunsets, the history come alive on your blog and seeing foreign places that I have never seen or will have the opportunity to do so. I love your blog!

Joyce M

M.A.Sharma "सेहर" said...

Hi Trotter

Such an interesting blog...n posts

great idea n shares ..Thanx lot

Blessed you ...keep moving ...keep sharing !!

Great day

P.N. Subramanian said...

I pray for your parents. I could understand the feelings of your pa when his beloved was away in hospital. The Megalithic site is quite interesting. The memorial stones are quite similar to what we find elsewhere. It is strange that people of those times around the world had common ideas when they thought of honoring/remembering their departed relatives.

Pietro said...

Hello Gil! Welcome back, so sorry to read about your parents, I hope that now everything is OK.
The post is very interesting, wonderful images and collage on Corsica, a beautiful tour indeed!
Greetings from Turin :-)

M.Kate said...

Hi Gil, hope your mom gets better soon..and its good to see your post again :) Lovely and magical set of photos! I am amazed and want to go there soon. Have a great week ahead.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of the place. Every stone has a identity.

diane b said...

Thanks for the tour around this ancient part of the world. Hope your parents are improving.

Dianne said...

You have certainly visited some interesting places Trotter - Corsica is a very rugged island and you pics are a great depiction of this interesting and historical area.

Thérèse said...

Des moments difficiles a passer avec les problemes des parents. Des soucis a partager suivant les lois de la famille et c'est bien ainsi tant que l'on peut le faire. Accumuler les souvenirs est important. Bon courage!
Beautiful pics of the Nature in Corsica. So much to contemplate over there with this proximity of towns, mountains and sea...

eye in the sky said...

I find the stantaris fascinating... and funny looking! LOL

And such interesting pieces at the museum!

A Lady's Life said...

I hope your parents are better.
It is not very good to get sick at that age
The pictures were very nice. Rock formations incredible and the sunset on the beach good medicine :)

juka14 said...

Hi Trotter, great to see you back! Hope your parents are feeling much better now.

Nice tour of Corsica!

Nikon said...

Hi Gil, great to have you back! Your posts are always something we can count on (unlike me!), so it was worrying not knowing how things were going with you.
I'm glad to hear that your mother is doing better, and your father, too. You sound down - I hope that you feel better very soon!
I love the shots of the town!

Ron said...

Very nice post. Glad to see you back. I hope everything is ok with your family.

yyam said...

Great pics! Love those sculptured beauties! :)

Hope things are well with your folks! Take care!

Ash said...

Hi Gil, Lovely to see you back. Hope your mum and dad are feeling better now.

The dinosaur looks quite interesting!

Josh said...

Wow ...

Ummm ... do you have a spare bedroom?

Ola said...

I like the archeological site with the so old sculptures!

Ted Roth said...

Very sorry to hear about your parents, Trotter. I hope things are improving and it's good to have your travels back. These images are wonderfully mysterious.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Hi, No new posts? Please see my latest.How are your parents? Best Wishes.
Ram

Deslilas said...

De belles photos pour supporter ces temps difficiles et les pîtreries du G20.
Bon courage.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello,

Magnificent photos beautifully captured. I enjoyed going through the photos. Many thanks.
Joseph

Joseph Pulikotil said...

I am sorry to read about your mother and father. They are a wonderful couple.
Joseph

leo said...

Hi Gil
Thanx for not giving up on me althou' I've been absent for almost 3 months from the blogging world. I sincerely hope your parents are getting better. You are so lucky to have them for so long. I missed my dad...
Your pics are always incredible. Enjoyed it. Thanks.

Babli said...

Sorry for reciprocating you so late. I can understand your situation very well. Hope your mother's health is fine and she is recovering slowly after the surgery. How is your Dad's health? Its true that in absence of lifepartner specially at this age a person feels orphan. I always pray to God for you and your parents good health and long life. Take proper care of them.
Very beautiful and breathtaking pictures. I always enjoy your post as they are full of life and I feel myself in that place.

magiceye said...

excellent photographs!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Best and good wishes for your dear parents Gil. Some day when you run out of travels and photos to show us, you must teach us how to take stunning photography like you do. :)

[G@ttoGiallo] said...

Impressive remains! Fb'ed and Twittered.

Trotter said...

Hi Folks! I don’t think anyone is reading these replies, but anyhow here they go, though rather late this time… But that is another story…
As you can see we’re surviving, which, under the circumstances, can be seen as a great achievement… ;). Thanks for your visits, comments and support!! It’s awe-inspiring reading you here!!

Rakesh,
Thanks a lot! I’m sorry I’ve not been able to provide some more stuff these days, but things happen to be quite difficult here!! Thanks for your wishes also!!

Alice,
It seems everybody is having a hard time… Thanks for your concern!
My pleasure to share the pictures…

Joo,
Thanks! I’ll try to keep posting, but things are getting harder and harder here; now, it was also my turn…

Constance,
Thank you dear for your thoughts!!

Cergie,
C’est vrai… et cette fois beaucoup plus vrai après ce qui c’est passé la semaine dernière : l’important est que nous sommes vivants…

Susu,
Great to read you as always!!

Leena,
Thanks! It’s not such a small world... ;)

Gattina,
Glad you liked it virtual...

Peter,
Things have been difficult, but that is a long story I’ll tell you next time!! Sorry for the absence, but I’ll try to get back as soon as possible...

Trotter said...

Part Two:

Ram,
Thanks! Napoleon was born there... Exiled in the isle of Elba, near Corsica, he managed to return to power for one hundred days and then was beaten at Waterloo and exiled to Santa Helena till he died...

Petrolin (Peter),
Thanks! There are still some more pictures of Corsica to be seen...

Joyce,
Thanks for your thoughts!! I thanks for your visits and comments to Blogtrotter!!

Sharma,
Thanks for your visit and first time comment here! Look forward to reading you more often!!

P.N.,
Thanks!
It seems globalization was an experience already on those ancient times... ;)

Pietro,
Thanks!! My great pleasure to read you here, as always...

M.Kate,
I’m glad you enjoyed. Corsica is fabulous...

Rajesh,
Living stones...

Diane,
My pleasure!!

Dianne,
Corsica is a great place to visit... But still a bit rough: in nature... and in humans...

Trotter said...

Part Three:

Thérèse,
Merci! Les complications arrivent quand on commence a avoir besoin d’aide et il y en a encore des gens qui dépendent de notre aide…

Eye,
Those stones are incredible!!

Lady,
Sunset is always a great medicine... ;)

Juka,
Thanks!!

Paul,
This time I’m particularly happy to be here... I’ll tell the story later...

Ron,
Thanks!!

Yvonne,
True beauties... ;)

Ash,
Amazing stone dinosaur...

Josh,
Thanks for your visit and first time comment here... Look forward to reading you often!!

Ola,
Me too!!

Trotter said...

Part Four, and final for the time being:

Ted,
Thanks! Too old and full of mystery...

Ram,
I’ll do!!

Daniel,
Vraiment difficiles, je te le dis...

Joseph,
My pleasure!!

Leo,
Great to read you back!!

Babli,
Thanks for the wishes, words and support! xoxo

Magic,
Thanks!!

Lynn,
The places deserve the credits, not the photographer... ;)

G@tto,
Amazing indeed!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I was fascinated by these ancient ruins and monoliths, Gil.

I hope your Mom and Dad are feeling better.

Trotter said...

Pat,
Those are amazing stone age monuments...

Dianne said...

Wow! Trotter you have certainly rummaged around in some amazing places - the coastlines at large are more rugged than I would have expected but lovely to see a few sandy beach areas dotted with luxury craft.
I hope your Mother is on the mend Trotter surgery at 90yrs is no small feat and your Father I'm sure will pick up when Mother is back by his side.

Trotter said...

Dianne,
Thanks!
The next post will show the fabulous cosat line of Corsica...

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of the place. very scenic.

Trotter said...

Rajesh,
Thanks!