Feb 25, 2006

Athens in sepia

Every spring strong south winds carrying sand from the Sahara Desert cross the Mediterranean. This results in mud rains and sandstorms to parts of Greece nearer to the African continent (e.g. the isle of Crete). A heavy veil of "sand fog" covered Athens yesterday. It was like a sepia photo. Today things are starting to clear up. Pondering over sand from the Sahara on my balcony. Nature's way of reminding me how small this world is after all.

Photo from www.nifada.com webcam