Photographer's Note

An aerial tramway is a type of aerial lift in which a cabin is suspended from a cable and is pulled by another cable.

An aerial tramway is often called a cable car or ropeway, and sometimes incorrectly referred to as a gondola lift (not to be confused with a gondola). Because of the proliferation of such systems in the Alpine regions of Europe, the French and German language names of Téléphérique and Seilbahn are often also used in an English language context. "Cable car" is the usual term in British English, as in British English the word "tramway" generally refers to a railed street tramway. Note also that, in American English, "cable car" is most often associated with surface cable car systems, e.g. San Francisco's Cable Cars, so careful phrasing is necessary to prevent confusion.

The picture was taken at the port of Fira, the capital of Santorini. You have three means of transport to
choose from for your return to the centre
of Fira: the teleferique; a mule ride; or, for
the more daring, an ascent by foot up the
snake-like steps.

Have a nice week!

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