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MARTE SULLA TERRA | Isla de Lanzarote by Manuele Baldoni

February 10, 2010

Manuele Baldoni lives, paints, makes photos and some other things, most of them near a place in Italy called Montecanepino (in English Mountain Dog Pine). His research is focused on using art as powerful medium to investigates emotions… using colors, words and images as if their were building materials. This time we’re releasing his amazing photo-work called MARTE SULLA TERRA, with images taken in Lanzarote, Spain.

From the wiki:

Lanzarote is of volcanic origin. The island was created about 35 million years ago by the Canary hotspot. Alfred Wegener arrived in 1912 and studied the island and showed how it fitted in with his theory of continental drift. The island along with others was created after the breakup of the African and the American continental plates.

The tallest mountain is Peñas del Chache elevating 670m above sea level. The “Tunnel of Atlantis” is the largest submerged volcanic tunnel in the world. The island is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve protected site.

These amazing images remember landscapes from Mars and with the poetic vision of an artist, Baldoni drives us through Lanzarote’ss geography and geology, travelling all over the island with his camera. Some evidence suggests that a portion of the Martian surface is more silica-rich than typical basalt, and may be similar to andesitic rocks on Earth and we can have a sense of this similarity looking at these imges:

The complete photo-set can be found here.

Follow Baldoni in twitter at @iomanuele

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