Sunday, January 9, 2011

Iceland

This week we are showing photos of Iceland. We are breaking with precedent, and for the first time we are showing photos not taken by my husband or me, because we have not been to Iceland. My brother went to Iceland, and since so few people have been there we thought we would share his photos, like this one of the back side of a waterfall.
People do not go to Iceland for its architecture, beaches or amusement parks. Its scenery is the attraction, and this photo shows why.
Iceland has lots of geothermal activity, and the country has harnessed the energy from within the earth to supply power and heat. That is a good thing, as Iceland is obviously cold the buildings need to be heated.
Oddly, I have been to many countries in Europe, but not Iceland. My brother has been to one country in Europe -- Iceland.
This is photo in the desolate Icelandic tundra.
What would Iceland be without ice? My brother and I have lived in Arizona our entire lives, so going to a place of snow and ice is very exotic to us.
This lighthouse photo resembles the scenery that one might expect to see in Maine or Nova Scotia.

6 comments:

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you for sharing your brother's photos! Marvelous country is Iceland. I have it on my "dream destinations" list but I do not know if I will succeed to see it because it ranks amons the most expensive country in Europe. But I still hope that one day... :)

Crazy Tourists said...

We are organizing a trip to Iceland for this summer!! These photos just made me want to go there even more!!!

glenda said...

The pictures made me shiver a little. Beautiful scenery.

Margaret said...

I never tire of Iceland photos!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Awesome pictures from an amazing country! Congratulations for your excellent work! Hugs

JM said...

A place I would love to go. Wonderful images as usual.

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