Gleðileg Jól, Feliz Natal, Merry Christmas!

Þorgeirskirkja is new (2000) but its location is of historic significance to the Icelandic nation. Around 1000 AD, the pagan chieftain Þorgeir, who lived here on Ljósavatn farm, consummated Iceland‘s adoption of Christianity by tossing idols of the Norse gods into the nearby Goðafoss (“Waterfall of the Gods”).

Þorgeirskirkja, Iceland, early morning

Daybreak – Þorgeirskirkja við Ljósavatn, Iceland
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The beautiful village of Moira in Goa‘s Bardez district was once renowned for its delicious variety of banana.

Moira church, Goa

Jesus – Moira, Goa
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  • Thomas Pindelski - December 24, 2014 - 1:50 pm

    Your two passions in one post. Superb.ReplyCancel

Colourful slopes.

Geothermal colour along Námaskarð (pronunciation: now-maa-skaar-the) pass near Krafla, north Iceland.

Námaskarð pass near Mývatn, Iceland

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  • Premanand - December 22, 2014 - 9:22 pm

    Iceland ki sundarta aur aap ke chayachitran ko mera “Námaskarð”. Sounds like a Bengali dada saying namaskar. :-)ReplyCancel

The water’s edge.

Gentle lapping of the waves, birdsong, and the rustle of fishermen going about their chores commingle as the curtain rises on a misty morning in Siridona, Goa. A short video below captures the rhythms. This is a follow-up to the preceding post, Serene Siridona.

Fishermen sorting fish in Siridona, Goa

Sorting the catch of the morning
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Fisherman Caetano Piris in Siridona, Goa

Caetano Piris, Siridona fisherman
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Poetry of light.

The sequence from pre-dawn to post-sunrise one sublime February morning in the coastal village of Siridona in Goa. The next entry will figure the human element.

Dawn in Siridona, Goa

Pink dawn
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Morning in Siridona, Goa

Early morning mist
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Sunrise in Siridona, Goa

The sun rises
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Sunrise in Siridona, Goa

Bird’s eye view
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  • Mervyn Lobo - December 16, 2014 - 8:40 am

    Good stuffReplyCancel