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Mount Etna Erupting At Night, Sicily

Posted on February 22nd, by Peter Parkorr in Italy, Picture Perfect, Sicily. 4 comments
This is one of the first shots I took in Sicily with a tripod. I’d just arrived to a new WWOOF host near the Sicilian town of Acireale, and Mount Etna greeted me with a grumble, and a very rare view of fresh Magma spilling out of its crater at night. It was early February 2012 and quite a chilly evening, but my new hosts eventually managed to get me back inside with home-made Pizza… Mount Etna Erupting at NightI have some more pictures of Mount Etna erupting at night, but here I have cropped the same photo twice so you can see the crater and the magma in some detail, and the smoke from the eruption reaching up into the night sky.…

Sunset on Mount Stromboli Sicily

Posted on January 25th, by Peter Parkorr in Italy, Picture Perfect, Sicily. 3 comments
I took this photo less than 100 feet away from the smoking crater of active volcano Mount Stromboli in Sicily, after watching it blast liquid rock and clouds of gasses into the air for the afternoon. Smoking. Mount Stromboli SicilyCopyright Peter Parkorr 2013…

Photo Gallery: Assisi

Posted on September 3rd, by Peter Parkorr in Italy, Picture Perfect. 2 comments
A set of photographs from beautiful Assisi, Italy. With perfect blue skies all day long, I walked between Santa Maria degli Angeli and the famous town of Assisi, perched on a hill a couple of kilometres away. I hope you enjoy my photos of Assisi and Santa Maria. Peter Parkorr #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */
















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All images are copyright and not to be used without my express permission.…

Travel Blogging Conference Lessons, Video from TBU Umbria

Posted on September 3rd, by Peter Parkorr in Italy, Video Adventures. 6 comments
Anticipating the upcoming travel blogging conference, TBU Porto, I’ve made a short video from clips of the previous TBU conference in Umbria. Featuring lots of your favourite travel bloggers, the footage quality varies, but it might still bring a smile to your face. Enjoy, and I look forward to meeting you soon in Porto!  See also, the post on a similar theme from The Jaunting Kerrs.…

Beautiful, Resplendent Assisi: City Of Peace

Posted on August 19th, by Peter Parkorr in Italy, Travel Tales. 9 comments
Or, Don’t Judge a Holiday Destination by its Cover Story.When I decided to travel to the City of Peace, I didn’t know it was one of the top 5 tourist destinations in Italy. I didn’t know it was the place that Saint Francis (San Francesco) had earned his charitable reputation, and I didn’t know that many people arrive on foot, at the end of a pilgrimage.…