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Just a Dream



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A scenery I recently captured from Santorini island, in Greece.


The above photo has been shot with the Samsung NX10


Santorini also known as Thera is a volcanic island located in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km (120 mi) southeast from Greece's mainland. It is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago which bears the same name. It forms the southernmost member of the Cyclades group of islands, with an area of approximately 73 km2 (28 sq mi) and a 2001 census population of 13,670. It is composed of the Municipality of Thira (pop. 12,440) and the Community of Oía (pop. 1,230). These have a total land area of 90.623 km2 (34.990 sq mi), which also includes the uninhabited islands of Nea Kameni, Palaia Kameni, Aspronisi, and Christiana (all part of the Municipality of Thira).


Santorini is essentially what remains of an enormous volcanic explosion, destroying the earliest settlements on what was formerly a single island, and leading to the creation of the current geological caldera.



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Just a Dream


A poem by Peter S. Quinn


Just a dream in the far-off glow

Drifting in time's infinity

Gleaming mist in horizon slow

Everything comes there to be


Weaving the ocean on and on

Dreams of its being in trance

Till those hours forever are gone

On to the color verve blanch


Daydreams of the evening sky

Playfully giving and waking

Reaching to dusk Greek lullaby

And to memories forever making


Breathing and torching leaving day

As it goes on to the night

In every shade and feelings play

That for a moment has flight


Like love boat on oceans past

Traveling on to the evermore

Times on the hillsides are lost

Thru its wandering on to shore


Billows that play in the deep

Giving and taking of their feel

Some instances is ours to keep

Before they again become unreal

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Taken on August 24, 2010