Oia Santorini – sound of silence…

We always knew there was a very old room at the back of the first cave…it had been filled in with all the rubble from the original work done to the cave many years ago. It took a week to dig it out (more pics on that soon) and then it took me several hours to dig this candle window, as well as two more. It was winter, bitterly cold outside, but deep inside the cave, well…. that’s a different world.

 

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It’s a weird thing to be several metres underground in a raw cave. There is something very primal about it. The candle light reflected off the raw “aspa” cave walls and there was something that most of you living in big cities simply wouldn’t know about……”the sound of silence”.

No….I don’t mean quiet, I mean  s i l e n c e !

Complete silence…to the point where all you can hear is your heartbeat and your mind.

So what would you do in this blissful silence?

 

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Well I don’t know about you… but I got myself some nice Santorini red wine, put on some very soft music (which echoed amazingly in the cave) and sat there for a couple of hours thinking about what this bathroom is going to look like. Candle light flickering…. with what seemed like soft sense-around-sound. Bliss….

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TIP OF THE HAT

Her name is Michele and during the day she makes a living as a management consultant….. but deep down she wants something else.
Look at her beautiful blog  “My Notting Hill” and discover what this elegant woman really wants to be….

Michele was gracious enough to mention the caveman in her blog yesterday…. and for that we tip our hat in gratitude.

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2 responses to “Oia Santorini – sound of silence…

  1. What a moment to remember – and nearly impossible to describe, I am sure! Bliss is right.
    Catherine

  2. Ah, very nice words but you cannot tempt me…I completely lost it on a dig in Jerusalem…& I’d been on plenty of them. A lovely cave, nothing falling in, frescoes to be ‘picked at.’ Then again, perhaps it has to do with the actual geographic location. Nothing at all peaceful about Jerusalem. Santorini? I’d give it a try. Great pix, look forward to more.

    BTW, that’s nice about Notting Hill…we live in the same area.

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