Friday, September 21: Ailsa of Where’s my backpack? has challenged us to come up with photos of white for International Peace Day today. She writes: Friday September 21st is the UN’s International Day of Peace. The first Peace Day was celebrated in 1982; this year marks the 30th anniversary. The theme for 2012 is ‘Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future’.
People around the world mark the day in various ways; wearing white, observing silence at noon, lighting candles. In honour of the International Day of Peace, I would like to go all white for this week’s travel theme.
Here are a few shots of Oia in Santorini, Greece. This is a peaceful place now, but sitting as it is in the middle of two active volcanoes, this peace may not be sustainable. Let’s hope these volcanoes don’t ever wreak havoc on this place again.