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Nature’s fury. The artwork Obtusa by the Venezuelan-American artist Rafael Barrios installed on a major street in Reykjavík was blown away in yesterday’s severe windstorm. The flat-profiled steel sculpture presented an optical illusion as a 3-D object. The work was owned by the founder of WOW Air (also Gone With The Wind). The City of […]

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Earth cooked. The patterns and hues of the Þeistareykir geothermal field in North Iceland are best appreciated from a drone’s perspective. A short video follows the images. See this column for some lore and much more. Note: Þ is phonetically the “Th” in “Thor.” Þeistareykir is pronounced Thay-staa-ray-kirr.      

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Volcanic wonderland. Rauðibotn – lit. red bottom – is among the swarm of craters along the gigantic Eldgjá fissure in the Highlands of Iceland. It is connected to the currently active Katla volcanic system centred under the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Said to be the largest uninterrupted volcanic canyon in the world, Eldgjá came to be in […]

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