Built From Rock and Left in Marble

Out of all things to notice when first arriving in Greece, it was the marble curbs that initially caught my eye. In the United States, people pay large amounts of money to have marble countertops or marble floors. There, it is a luxury to be able to afford marble products. Yet, in Greece, the streets in downtown Plaka are made out of slabs of marble. … Continue reading Built From Rock and Left in Marble

Karavolades Stairs: A 600-Step Geologic Wonderland

May 30th, 2016 15:00: A group consisting of 11 geology students, a T.A., and a professor, finally roll into the caldera of Santorini after an eight-hour ferry ride (let me mention, this ‘ferry’ was definitely the size of a small cruise ship). All passengers swarm to the left side of the ferry to get the best view of the place of their home, honeymoon, or in our case, our classroom. After it took me too long to find my glasses, I was immediately speechless by what I saw. Continue reading “Karavolades Stairs: A 600-Step Geologic Wonderland”