This is a rare look at the boardwalk around The Champagne Pool in volcanic Rotorua area in New Zealand. It was early morning in July, NZ Winter, and surprisingly devoid of people. This reminds one of Dante’s Inferno. Although the air was cold and crisp, the waters were hot and steamy, everything smelled of sulphur.
Inferno (Italian for Hell) is the first part of the 14th-century epic poem Divine Comedy. It is followed by Purgatorio and Paradiso. It is an allegory telling of the journey of Dante through what is largely the medieval concept of Helll, guided by the Roman poet Virgil. In the poem, Hell is depicted as nine circles of suffering located within the Earth. Allegorically, the Divine Comedy represents the journey of the soul towards God, with the Inferno describing the recognition and rejection of sin. www.kerstenbeck.com