In the glacier’s shadow. Built in 1903, the church on the ancient farm Ingjaldshóll is the oldest concrete church in Iceland. Christopher Columbus is said to have spent time in this area absorbing lessons from the experienced Viking seafarers before embarking on his voyage to the Americas. The farm lies in the shadow of the […]
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From the farm to your plate. Before the recent depredations on its land, produce from Goa was among the finest in the world. This is not an empty boast, and that this could be said about so tiny a territory is remarkable. The land for cultivation has now shrunk drastically, replaced by ugly Third World […]
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.
Bárður’s valley. This long and narrow valley in north Iceland spans 30 miles and takes its name after the first settler Gnúpa-Bárður. The glacial river Skjálfandafljót runs through, punctuating its flow in two of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland, namely, Aldeyjarfoss and Goðafoss. Some of the world’s finest woollen sweaters are made in Bárðardalur, […]