SEPTEMBER 1994 – View across the town of Mandraki in Greece, seen from the monastery Panagia tis Spilianis on Nisyros island. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
The island of Nisyros in Greece is a popular destination for day excursions from Kos. The key attraction is a huge, sleeping vulcano that can be visited. We had booked a guided tour into the vulcano and had arrived in Mandraki by boat earlier that day. After a long drive along a narrow winded road we arrived at the vulcano. A breathtaking experience because the smell of sulvur was getting stronger the more we climbed down into the center of the vulcano. And a bit scary, too, because there were still a few active patches. These were the source of the smell. So I remember that I was actually glad when we left the inner circle of the vulcano again.
Later we explored Mandraki and visited the monastery Panagia tis Spilianis which is located high above the town center and where I shot this photo. Recent images from Google Maps show that the area has remained mostly unchanged. Since Nisyros hasn’t got an international airport and no industry to speak of, you can get to the island only by boat. This makes it quite peaceful and a perfect match for those seeking rest and transquility.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date||September 1994|
|Location||Mandraki, Nisyros, Greece|
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Image Source||Slide Film|
|Digital Image Source||EPSON Perfection 4870 Photo|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||6436 x 4074 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|