Monday, February 15, 2016

Postcards from the Underworld: Santorini Then and Now


I love this shot of the Greek island of Santorini, taken in 1939. It shows the smoking cone of New Kameni, a small islet being formed from the active volcano that created the island.  

Some sixty plus years later, the cone isn't smoking right now, but the views are as stunning as ever. 
 
My son and I enjoy peering over the edge on a recent trip,

and I take in the view of Nea Kameni from my balcony. 
 

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  1. Oh what fun Amanda. I can only imagine.

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  2. relaxing panorama from a balcony!
    I wonder wheather the volcano is still active but now dreaming?

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    1. The volcano is just blowing off smoke, so I guess you could call that dreaming! xo

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  3. to think of land formed like this (more or less) in our time! and here we are inside these bodies upon stone. incredible. and humbling.

    such travel with your son - i can only imagine:)

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    1. I can't imagine how catastrophic the eruption must have been.....legend has it that sea salt from the tsunami was found hundreds of miles inland in the Egyptian desert...

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  4. What beautiful scenery. I really hope to make it to Santorini some day.

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    1. You would love it Loree - some of the world's most unforgettable views!

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    1. You're welcome Rosaria - always happy to promote Greek travel! xo

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  6. What a gorgeous post and stunning views. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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  7. that is probably the nicest coziest balcony and view i've ever seen! how wonderful?

    i like that your kids take these gallivants with you. (or was it work?)

    take care, amanda
    love
    kj

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    1. Hi KJ,
      We had been on the excavation prior to this stay on Santorini, which was the vacation end of the trip :))

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