Sakurajima

Sitting there looking rather dull in between my other pictures is Sakurajima.

In my post regarding the golden week travel I did a small bit about it

We asume Sakurajima is named after all the sakuras that stood there. We know jima is Japanese for island. Since the 18XX eruption of sakurajima (the vulcano, not the island) it is a rather misnomer. No island (peninsula now) AND no sakura trees.

Reports from BBC news tell me Sakurajima, where we bathed so quietly in hotsprings isn’t so iddylic anymore

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7934418.stm

Truth be told I’d seen pretty mountains before. I’d’ve much rather seen this.

Knowing now of course that there were no casualties.

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Quote of the Day:

Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event

– Oscar Wilde

2 responses to “Sakurajima”

  1. aelle says:

    Wow! Crazy! And by crazy I mean totally awesome, except for the fact that I’m not there to see it.

  2. Ina says:

    You should both find an exiting place to live someday.
    Your wishes are: warm with much sun,
    Near an erupting vulcano,
    An earthquake once in a while,
    New cultures and people with unknown habbits,
    Mmmmmm I hope there arn’t ugly bugs or spiders when I come for a visit.
    Young people nowadays…….

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