Yesterday , I received the first letter from my second pen-pal , Blaga . This is my third letter overall . It's really exciting to study the envelope , before opening it , and imagine all sorts of things with regards to the contents : type of paper , writing style , tone of letter , etc. which is normally way off the mark when you are confronted with the actual thing … 🙂
The envelope contained three postcards depicting scenes from Greece . I decided to use one of the postcards for the writing challenge . You are in a boat approaching the island … describe your first impression , and your thoughts , as you approach the beautiful island of Santorini .
Santorini rises from the water , a stark blue and white panorama of unparalelled beauty , classic and timeless ; reminiscent of a confectioner's masterpiece , a multi-tiered creation of ancient whitewashed buildings , with its assortment of dome-shaped , square and rectangular cliff dwellings which nestle , cosy yet resplendent on the hillside , like an untouched giant white wedding cake on display .
It is surreal , the typical pinch-me-cos-I-must-be-dreaming moment , almost like being transported to another world , another dimension … I close my eyes … hold my breath … try to prolong the moment … capture the wonder and sheer breathtaking quality of the vision …
I can only imagine the true beauty of the island and don't think that my description does justice to the reality of what it is . Maybe one day I will get to visit and then I'm certain that I'll have to re-write the above to REALLY match this magnificent view ! *sighs*