04.14.06

You won’t see these in postcards!

Posted in Travel at 11:13 by RjZ

I will post them soon: the unique photos that you’ll never see on any postcard. Because I am such a proficient photographer? Nope. Instead, because I’ve come to the island of Santorini in Greece and snapped pictures of the beautiful blue-roofed churches and the caldera of a still-active volcano that makes the island chain while it was raining!

Yup. Glad I brought the Gore-tex. It’s working like a charm. After the eight-hour ferry ride from Athens, we’ve come to this charming and beautiful island only to have its vibrant colors subdued by the rain and mist. Even the Greeks are embarrassed about the weather as their tourist season begins.

It won’t make for the best photos, but no matter–they’ll be unique. I’ve got pictures from previous trips of statues with winter crates around them and churches with scaffolding. It’s become a habit just to go with it and remember that at least my pictures won’t be the run of the mill sun and surf photos!

The island of Santorini is obviously popular just because it is so photogenic, so I do indeed hope the sun comes out to brighten its colors before I depart. Not to mention, it’s actually kind of cold! We were glad to find extra blankets in the hotel! Who’d have thought it?

At least the Gore-tex is working. Thank you Mountain Hardware. Or maybe it’s the half liter of homemade white Santos wine I had? What do you think?

5 Comments »

  1. your flunkie said,

    April 19, 2006 at 14:34

    I can’t fend the N off much longer- if you don’t hurry back he’ll have claimed me as his very own minion before long!!! Glad you are enjoying Greece, weather and all.

  2. tim r said,

    April 20, 2006 at 10:54

    I’d say it is the wine. Drink up! Enjoy the weather! At least you’ve got rain… this is shaping up to be a bad fire season back here.

  3. Hedda said,

    April 21, 2006 at 1:06

    Bring some of that rain on home now, b/c we’re going to need it this summah! 40+ thousand acres have burned already in Colorado. And we had some strange storms recently. So most of your fence fell down and your roof caved in. You might want to drink some more wine before returning to your abode.

  4. Penelope said,

    April 22, 2006 at 2:47

    You are coming back, aren’t you? Who really needs a roof, after all? You’ve got Gore-Tex!

  5. Traveling Hypothesis » Soaking in history said,

    April 27, 2006 at 14:52

    [...] Well, alright, in spite of what I wrote here, the sun did come out for brief periods. It was Greece after all. I waited for about forty minutes in the cold wind to capture a few sunset pictures like this one on the almost absurdly picturesque, Oia (ee-ah). At least fifty people milled about on the corner of the island where the views of the traditional windmills and the sunset side of the city are best. They snapped dozens of pictures, too. Wait a few weeks and search the internet; I bet I won’t be the only one with a pretty picture. [...]

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