Sunday, January 6, 2013

Smoking Volcanos and Crystal Chandeliers: December 22, 2012

crystal chandelier
We spent our Christmas holidays visiting family in Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico. I've got all kinds of amazing things to show you, starting from the very first day, when we transferred planes in Atlanta, Georgia, and saw this enormous crystal net glittering overhead.
crystal chandelier
 After some digging around on the airport website, it turns out to be a piece called “Rebilace” by Donald Lipski.
crystal chandelier
 Then, as we were landing in Mexico City, a volcano appeared out the eastern windows!
This is Popocatépetl, an ancient volcano only 70 kilometers from Mexico City which woke from dormancy in 1994. It certainly woke up everyone on our plane!
I've been looking for news reports about the eruption and it seems to have produced only steam and ash this time. Phew.

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