The centerpiece of these stereoviews is Iglesias, in the province of South Sardinia, Italy. It was founded in 1258, and its original name was Villa Ecclesiae (meaning Churchville – the town still counts 12 churches to this day). During Medieval times a castle was built, which stills stands – overlooking the entire municipality. After being ruled by Spanish and Savoy monarchies, Iglesias experienced a period of economic, social and cultural renewal during the mid 19th Century. Unfortunately, there are no traces of ancient stereographs immortalizing Iglesias before my own, so these photographs are very-likely the first visual testaments of this kind.
Do you want to create your own modern stereocards? Find out in the corresponding article Stereocards from modern times.
© 2021 Mary Friargiu
Mary Friargiu (Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy)
I developed my passion for photography during the past couple of years. My interest in stereoscopy, came from the re-establishment of The London Stereoscopic Company and Dr. Brian May’s encouragement to take stereo photographs. I’ve been intrigued by his stereographs, so when I discovered that I could make my own stereo pictures, I was keen to learn everything about stereoscopy. To me, it’s the best way to connect with everything that surrounds me. I use my Smartphone camera (Samsung Galaxy A41) to take stereos; my favourite subjects are landscapes and flowers.