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France

Driftwood on a beach : Driftwood on a beach in southern France, close to the Rhône delta — Minolta SRT-101, February 1996

Bunker on a beach : Beach with a World War II bunker in southern France — Minolta SRT-101, February 1996

Barrel on a beach : A barrel on a beach in southern France, close to the Rhône delta — Minolta SRT-101, February 1996

Driftwood on a beach : Driftwood on a beach in southern France, close to the Rhône delta — Minolta SRT-101, February 1996

Eolian Islands, Italy

Steam Clouds on Vulcano: Clouds of steam and hydrosulfide are evaporating on Vulcano's crater rim. It smells like foul eggs. This type of volcano is totally different than Stromboli on the neighbouring island. Stromboli always spits a bit lava and is rather harmles. Vulcano sleeps for centuries, increases the pressure until it explodes in a huge detonation. The last one was in 1888-1890. — Minolta SRT-101, 2/50mm, Kodak Gold 400, Vulcano, Eolian Islands, October 1996

Stromboli Eruption : Long expore of the craters. Unfortunately there weren't much eruptions this time. — Minolta SRT-101, 2/50mm, Kodak Gold 400, Stromboli, Eolian Islands, October 1996

Stromboli Beach: Stromboli's beach with waves. The rock in the background is the funnel of an old volcano. The outer parts have been eroded during the years. Only the hard core has survived. Minolta SRT-101, 2/50mm, Kodak Gold 400, Stromboli, Eolian Islands, October 1996

Stromboli Beach: Also bad weather can be pretty on the shore of a sea. This is on the beach of the island Stromboli. The rock in the background with the lighthouse is Strombolicchio, the core an old volcano. — Minolta SRT-101, 2/50mm, Kodak Gold 400, Stromboli, Eolian Islands, October 1996

Vulcano Harbour: The litthe harbout of the island Vulcano. A week before a big storm blowed over the Mediterranean Sea and destroyed many ships in the harbours. In the harbour of Lipary we could sea many boats lying on the ground. — Minolta SRT-101, 2/50mm, Kodak Gold 400, Vulcano, Eolian Islands, October 1996

Siremar Ferry: A ferry of Siremar on Vulcano's pier. — Minolta SRT-101, 2/50mm, Kodak Gold 400, Vulcano, Eolian Islands, October 1996

Dog on Vulcano's Beach: A dog following a trail on the beach of the island Vulcano. In the background a ferry from Siremar is approaching. Minolta SRT-101, 2/50mm, Kodak Gold 400, Stromboli, Eolian Islands, October 1996

Red Volcano: The volcano Vulcano in it's pretty red colour in the late afternoon sunlight. — Minolta SRT-101, 2/50mm, Kodak Gold 400, Vulcano, Eolian Islands, October 1996

Tankship: A tankship in backlight. Because many of the Eolian Islands don't have much rain and spring water they get water from these ships. According to sayings this job is done for free by the Mafia. — Minolta SRT-101, October 1996

Bush on Ash Slope: A bush on the ash slope of Vulcano. Above the bush the crescent of the moon is visible on the afternoon sky. Walking up the volcano takes about 30-45 minutes. For descending one can run down the ash slopes ... takes only five minutes. :-) — Minolta SRT-101, 2/50mm, Kodak Gold 400, Vulcano, Eolian Islands, October 1996

Chair on Beach: Someone made an artwork of an old chair. Minolta SRT-101, 2/50mm, Kodak Gold 400, Stromboli, Eolian Islands, October 1996

Rock with Sulfur: A rock with sulfur on the volcano Vulcano. In the 19th century convicts ad to mine the sulfur in the crater. — Minolta SRT-101, 2/50mm, Kodak Gold 400, Vulcano, Eolian Islands, October 1996

Sun Dogs: Sun with sun dogs, a reflection of the sunlight on ice crystals in the atmosphere — Minolta SRT-101, Eolian Islands, October 1996

Smoking Stromboli Volcano: After an almost fife hour ascension one gehts this phantastic view to the smoking craters. — Minolta SRT-101, Stromboli, Eolian Islands, October 1996

Palm Tree: A palm tree in the bungalow residence on Volcano. — Minolta SRT-101, 2/50mm, Kodak Gold 400, Vulcano, Eolian Islands, October 1996

Ruins on Stromboli: A ruin in the village San Vincenzo on Stromboli — Minolta SRT-101, Stromboli, Eolian Islands, October 1996

Steam Clouds on Vulcano: Steam with hydrosulfide is evaporating through the fumaroles on the crater of Vulcano. — Minolta SRT-101, 2/50mm, Kodak Gold 400, Vulcano, Eolian Islands, October 1996

Church on Lipari: A church in the harbour of Lipary. The island which has the same name than the capital is the biggest of the Eolian Islands. — Minolta SRT-101, October 1996

Comets

Hyakutake: Comet Hyakutake. It was not as big as Hale-Bopp but it's appearance was very surprising and it came very close to the Earth. One could see it moving through the telescope. — 1996

Hyakutake: Comet Hyakutake. It was not as big as Hale-Bopp but it's appearance was very surprising and it came very close to the Earth. One could see it moving through the telescope. — 1996