Lava Casa

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In towns and cities in the shadow of Etna, Sicily’s volcano, black stones cut from hardened lava are used for construction, as illustrated by this cottage on Etna’s slope.

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  1. I think I may have seen buildings constructed of lava stone in Hawaii – then again, maybe not! That’s really unique. And is that snow on the ground? Snow on Mt. Etna?

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    1. Yes, it is snow on the ground! It snows a lot on Mt. Etna. It’s almost 11,000 feet (not as tall as some in Colorado, but for the Mediterranean, and a volcano… ). I would venture to guess that in Hawaii, they have buildings made of lava stone. It’s pretty neat to see!

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  2. Claire walsh says:

    So good to see this photo! I was fortunate enough to be there with Allison in April. Yes, there was snow on the ground and very cold and gusty on Mt. Aetna.

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    1. Cold and gusty for sure! Bring your wind breaker and long Johns!

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