Pano: The Santorini Caldera Just After Sunrise

I shot this pano from Dana Villas the morning we left Santorini. This is an exceptionally beautiful place. More pictures to come. (I shot over 2,400 photos on this trip. It will take a bit of time to process and upload them all.) About 3,600 years ago the volcanic Island of Santorini (It’s original name meant circular.) exploded. All that… Continue reading

Greece/Denmark: Day Six — Travel Day: Santorini to Athens

Yay!! Santorini was spectacular, but the internet connection, my life blood, was a horror, not even working at all most of the time. Now I’m in a lovely hotel in Athens, The Electra Palace in the Plaka (the old city), with a stunning view of the Acropolis, and high speed Internet that actually works reliably!! I suspect the internet on… Continue reading

Greece/Denmark: Day Five — Exploring Santorini 3

This morning was a leisurely, hang-around-the-room morning to just chill out, nap, write post cards, enjoy the cool breeze from the Aegean Sea and soak in the view of the amazingly beautiful caldera. This afternoon was busy. We headed down to the old port via the gondolas. Boy, you can sure smell those donkeys as you go down! The old… Continue reading

Greece/Denmark: Day Four — Exploring Santorini 2

Today was a busy day of sightseeing: a 4 hour tour of the whole island. In my previous visit to Santorini, 10 years ago, I only briefly visited Thira and Oia. Today we saw the whole island, which has several villages. Unfortunately, we saw so very much, I will probably distill it down to just the broadest highlights! The Beaches… Continue reading

Greece/Denmark: Day Three — Exploring Santorini 1

Breakfast Adventure Hiking around is best done on a tummy filled with breakfast. Today should have been no exception, but, where in the world is the villas‘ restaurant? At check in, it’s location was vaguely described as “just over there.” While shooting a few morning photos of the sunrise, I noticed a fellow in a nearby villa also enjoying the… Continue reading

Greece/Denmark: Day Two — Arrival in Santorini

Arrival We were met along the narrow street by a short, friendly Greek man who was to take us to the hotel. Now, keep in mind we are toting 2 large suitcases, 2 large carry ons (one of which contains my heavy camera equipment) and my small computer bag. The short, friendly Greek dude hoists one of the large, heavy… Continue reading

Greece/Denmark: Day One — Travel Day: San Francisco – JFK – ATH to Santorini

PreBoarding offers those passengers who need extra time, because they are in wheelchairs or a cast or are aged, or have tiny children in tow, to board the plane first, even ahead of first class customers. Today that courtesy was extended to those who carry an obscenely large wedding dress in a bag onto the plane. How special. Good grief.… Continue reading