The media archive

The media archive is about photos and videos. We often say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Enjoy 10,000 pictures and 200 videos from the last four decades.

Photo galleries

Here is an introduction to almost 10,000 pictures available on Sandalsand, by country.



Find all videos published by Sandalsand. Join and add to the 800,000 views since the start in 2011.

Video playlists

This page includes all playlists from Sandalsand. Use it as a one-stop-shop for video watching, and even for music streaming.

About the media archive

Below you will find a small number of media related articles. Most of them deal with how one should take care of a media archive, be it photos or videos. It is not easy when the number of files grows beyond a few thousand. Go the the photo page for a look into Sandalsand’s photo collection, and have a look at the video and video playlist pages for other media formats.

An odyssey of discoveries – in picture tags…

A picture is a fact. (Ludwig Wittgenstein)

Nowadays, one would truly believe that the 20th century Austrian philosopher was wrong about this statement. However, on this website pictures are facts, not fake. With a few exceptions.

In any case, the size of the words in the tag cloud below indicates the number of images attached to a tag. A click on any of the tags brings up a set of thumbnail pictures. From that point, you may browse more tagged pictures by simply viewing the thumbnails, or click to enlarge them in a pop-up window. My advice is to first right-click a tag and open it in a new window or tab. The images are unsorted.

Media related articles

Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. (Cesare Pavese)

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