Monthly Archives: April 2011

Gígjökull is a tongue of Eyjafjallajökull, the icecap in Iceland that erupted in 2010 disrupting air traffic over the Atlantic. This wondrous environment of the jagged ice dragon tumbling into a field of glacial moraine conjures visions of an ancient landscape, one in which prehistoric animals roamed the earth. On the top of this slope […]

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Krýsuvíkurbjarg, one of the great bird cliffs of Iceland in the Reykjanes Peninsula in the southwest, is seen here on a muted Autumn morning. Come summer and the cliff is transformed into a multistoried avian city teeming with bird life that has to be seen to be believed.   My guide Börkur Hrólfsson (Iceland’s finest) […]

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Happy Easter to all! The Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Imaculada Conceição (1541) is among Panjim‘s signature sights, an obligatory photo stop for every visitor to the city. It was not long ago (when Panjim was still a world-class city) that the Church Square and its surrounds were a pedestrian’s delight, a vibrant evening hangout […]

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Azad Maidan is the square in the heart of Panjim, originally conceived by the Portuguese as the Largo Afonso de Albuquerque. A brass memorial to the great Goan freedom fighter Dr. Tristão de Braganza Cunha (1891-1958) now occupies its geometric centre. This window to the sky is one of the city’s vital organs, essential to […]

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