Topic: Sunset at Santorini
By Holly Qu
This evening, we decided to go watch the sunset at Santorini, a beautiful island which had a sunset that meant exactly beauty beyond measure. I consider myself lucky to have even set foot on this faraway island, let alone, witness this truly extraordinary event. After my first glance at it, I was captivated. My family and I were on a vacation to Santorini. One of the biggest parts of it was the sunset. From our hotel, we rode a Taxi to Oia, the best place to view the sunset. By 7 o’clock in the evening, the place was already swarming with people. We walked along with the vast wave of crowd, looking for a place to sit. Suddenly, I saw it. Just beside the path full of people, there was a large stone boulder; the perfect viewing spot. After waiting for the sunset for about 30 more minutes, it was finally here. The sky flared with radiant streaks of color, which settled on top of the ocean. Light purple, cotton candy pink, brilliant orange, and bright golden yellow swirls decorated the evening sky, as if alight with fire. All the smooth colors blended perfectly into each other. The once-fiery sun, now glowing softly, rested upon the tranquil, dark-blue ocean, slowly sinking into the horizon. As the last ray of light faded, everything was dark and peaceful. Suddenly, a standing ovation filled the air. I was among those clapping like I have never before. The sun had set, in a way that filled the sky, even though it, itself, was small compared to the endless sky. It has shown its importance here and was off to somewhere else to shine. After that breathtaking display of nature’s beauty, it was time to retire to bed. As I lied down on my silky mattresses, I thought back to what just happened. I had just observed a sunset on Santorini. It is considered one of the world’s most magnificent sunsets. “It was an amazing sight!” I whispered into the air as the marvelous feeling of awe swept over me again.
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