The gardeners path
woven swathes of green bow down
Mount Etna is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and last year, just after my visit, it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As recently as last month it was putting on a pyrotechnic display, closing the nearby airport at Catania. All was calm when I was there. Travelling friend and I stayed in an hotel with a distant view – if you craned your neck a little on the balcony, and ignored the buildings in the way.
We went up twice, first of all independently and we couldn’t resist a guided tour a couple of days later.
Here are some photos taken at about 2000 metres, cool and grey with mile after mile of lava from various past eruptions.
I enjoyed looking back on my time on Etna, I’ll post some photos of the guided tour soon!
A clue, a personal phobia second to spiders, answers on a post card please.
Tony calls it a rant but I totally agree with him, WHY, WHY, WHY? Pop over and read, let him know your thoughts.
Originally posted on 2far2shout:
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Here follows a rant…
Why do we war with each other?
On a bright sunny morning why can’t we rejoice in the wonder of this world and vow to live in peace?
Human Beings have forever waged war, ever since there have been too many people to comfortably live an existence which provided all we need. When we began to travelled and saw what others had, we wanted it too, at first to share then to have exclusively. We made war for water, for access to rivers seas and oceans, for precious metals, for oil, for drugs and for slaves to do our bidding.
Our leaders taxed us compulsorily and we gave to them the means to make weapons to wage war. We still do. How much peace can you make with an aircraft carrier?
We have made war in order to dominate, to impose…
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