Vestmannaeyjar came to international attention in 1973 with the eruption of Eldfell volcano, which destroyed many buildings and forced a months-long evacuation of the entire population to mainland Iceland. Approximately one fifth of the town was destroyed before the lava flow was halted by application of 6.8 billion litres of cold sea water. About 1500 […]Read Post ›
Unique – ask a dictionary, and it says being the only existing one of its type or, more generally, unusual, or special in some way. The most unique place I have visited is the Galapagos Islands. This Ecuadorian archipelago with 19 islands are all unique in their own way – both flora and fauna. They […]Read Post ›
For Friendly Friday – The soft sunlight on the clouds, seen from an aeroplane. And then, the inside of Casa Battlo´, with natural illumination and other. This photo challenge is alternately hosted each Friday by the bloggers: Something to Ponder About and The Snow Melts Somewhere
Dear Frank, of My most breathtaking vista, I have no photographs. Machu Pichu was a childhood dream, and I went to Peru in the 1980’s to see it. No camera. When we finally reached the top of the mountain, the Urubamba river down below and the surrounding rainforest oozing thin dew drops along the mountain […]Read Post ›
This photo challenge is alternately hosted each Friday by the bloggers: Something to Ponder About and The Snow Melts Somewhere Amanda’s prompt for this Friday is: Alleys I have chosen some colourful favorites from Poland, Spain and Morocko. We dined in here somewhere… Just walked through, enjoying the softly coloured, calm atmosphere… I remember […]Read Post ›
This week Patti has chosen to challenge us with Delicious, which means having a very pleasant taste or smell, or it can be used to describe a situation or activity that gives you great pleasure. Few tasty things give me more pleasure than the first semla/fastlagsbulle of the year! These were temptingly standing in a […]Read Post ›
For Cee this week – Shiny sea and ice from Iceland, and shiny paw steps from Totti.
Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round The world is spinning – round. But not much is really, really round, is it? For Frank: Still, there are many quite round things that I really love…like Dalí’s art and his home in Figueres, Spain. And the Beehive in Kew Gardens!