Wednesday, May 20, 2015

ICELAND ~ A PICTORIAL ODYSSEY (Part Two)

Dramatic sky over a fjord 
Cavorting clouds above a windswept coastline
Steaming up the camera at a geothermal hotspot
Basalt cliffs at Mýrdalssandur
Karen & Ragna kindly provide a sense of scale
Almost like the New York skyline!
Black sand beach with a fascinating assortment of stones
Basalt sentinels
View from one of the basalt caves
Dead gull by the Jökulsárlón glacier lake
Where a glacier returns to the sea
Polished stone eggs of Merry Bay, Djúpivogur
Each egg represents a different species of migrating bird
Höfn, a fishing town with a great view of the Vatnajökull glacier
The Strokkur geyser erupts every 5-7 minutes
Parliament convened in 930 CE. Speakers used the rockface to amplify their voices
Þingvellir National Park in Bláskógabyggð district
Gay Trolls in a souvenir shop
Asiatic Elves Min & Winnie from Singapore

"Monument to the Unknown Bureaucrat" by Magnús Tómasson


View of Reykjavik from The Dome of The Pearl
Stella & Christine do The Pearl


Spiral staircase inside The Pearl
Dragon roofs in the Viking Village
Entrance to the therapeutic geothermal baths visited by thousands
Petrified prehistoric donuts at the Folk Museum
Ouroboros or the Midgard Setpent carved on a stone at the Viking Village
Somewhere in Southeastern Iceland
If only you could hear the rushing waters.
Reminded me of home but I wasn't tempted to take a dip!
Runestone at the Viking Village
Closeup of the local vegetation anticipating summer
Cuddling up for warmth in the bus
Seljalandsfoss, where we found ourselves encircled by a glorious rainbow


PHOTOS BY ANTARES
courtesy of his Huawei Ascend P6

PART THREE




1 comment:

masterymistery said...

Cool! Especially enjoyed the "Monument to the Unknown Bureaucrat" :)