Mark your calendar.

At the intersection of Castro and Mercy streets in downtown Mountain View, my home the past 25 years, is buried a time capsule. It was planted inside a custom-designed manhole in 1990 to be unearthed in 100 years.

“Among the contents are menus from a variety of downtown restaurants, a video on the downtown revitalization project (alas, VCRs appear bound for extinction soon), a bottle of wine, a pack of cigarettes, a condom, photographs, and a written synopsis of world events at the time (including the fall of the Berlin Wall).” (Quoted from the third letter here).

Time capsule, Mountain View, California

Time capsule in Mountain View, California
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Centre for the Performing Arts, Mountain View, California

Centre for the Performing Arts, Mountain View, California
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Here comes winter.

Same scenes, different conditions today.

Bjarnastaðir farm in Vatnsdalur, Iceland

Bjarnastaðir farm at the foot of Vatnsdalsfjall
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Vatnsdalshólar and Víðidalsfjall, Iceland

The hidden barn – Vatnshólar
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Seen on my drive today.

A couple of quick frames from the beautiful Vatnsdalur valley in north Iceland.

It was extremely windy and only handheld shooting was possible. The hills in the second image are Vatnshólar, fashioned from a gigantic landslide from the Vatnsdalsfjall mountain.

Bjarnastaðir and Vatnsdalsfjall in Vatnsdalur, Iceland

Bjarnastaðir farm at the foot of Vatnsdalsfjall
5DS, 24-70L f/2.8 II

 
Vatnsdalshólar in Vatnsdalur, Iceland

The hidden barn – Vatnshólar
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Beautiful church.

Two views of Hvalsneskirkja in Reykjanes, Iceland, one from this morning and another from last year.

Hvalsneskirkja in Reykjanes, Iceland (2017)

Hvalsneskirkja (2017)
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Hvalsneskirkja in Reykjanes, Iceland (2018)

Hvalsneskirkja (2018)
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  • Bob_B - October 17, 2018 - 5:46 pm

    Great work once again Rajan. My preference is the second one as its subject (the church) is better defined, unlike the first. I wonder if cropping some of the cemetery from the scene might provided a boost to focus on the church? Just a thought, and I have to say I’d be delighted to have said that I took either one of these photos.

    Cheers,
    BobReplyCancel

    • Rajan Parrikar - October 18, 2018 - 12:45 pm

      Bob,

      You are right. I should have noticed that thing. Thanks. I also have a tighter composition that is almost wholly the church.ReplyCancel