Friday, September 13, 2019

Out of the Jurisdiction: Santorini

Santorini is a caldera formed by volcanic eruptions.  We arrived on the southern end and visited sites in Thera, in the middle.   It is a favorite island for visitors.  Unfortunately, Santorini is overrun by those visitors.  I arrived on a small ship, but thousands of others poured out of big cruise ships.

Houses, churches and stores drip down the sides of steep cliffs.

I was going to photograph a ship and the sea from up above, when I noticed
a shirtless young man posing for his girl friend.

You couldn't pay me to live in a house at the edge of a sheer cliff.
Especially in a region with a still-active volcano.
But, I was fascinated by the sedimentary layers, all laid out for the observer.

Oia is the town at the north end of Santorini with the famous whitewashed cube houses and churches with bright blue domes.  We didn't go there, but we passed by on the way out of town.


RedPat said...

Wow, Jack! You did well to avoid a lot of people in your pics.

Sharon said...

Fascinating views. All those buildings on the very edge of a steep cliff is something to admire but, like you, I wouldn't live there. I hope you thanked that guy for posing!

William Kendall said...

A beautiful place! I'd love to see it for myself someday.