Sunday, November 22, 2009
From our hotel room, you could see the John Lennon Peace Tower. Ice was chosen as the location as it has no National Army and it has Green energy through its geothermic active. (It might be hard to see in the picture-if you double click the photo, it will display larger)
Posted by Jeffito at 3:45 PM
A stone near the parking area remembers Sigriour Tomasdottir. A farmer’s daughter who lived on the near by farm Brattholt. Private plans had been drawn up to damn the Hvita river at Gullfoss for hydroelectric project, but Sigriour walked to Reykjavik to protest to the government and even announced that she would fling herself into the falls if construction went ahead. The government instead bought the falls and made them a nation monument.
Playing poker with Sigriour would not have been profitable…
Posted by Jeffito at 3:20 PM
10.2009. The land of boiling water – Geysir.
Wendita took some good video of Strokkur, (picture here) a reliable geyser which shoots every five minutes 66 feet in the air. Strokkur translates to “the churn”
The pictures speak to the weather, we knew we were in Iceland :)
The whole area is geothermically active. Walking trails are marked out among steaming vents and glistening, multicolored mud formations,
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Iceland, October 2009. Crossing the Oxara river, Drekkingarhylur, the famed “drowning pool” that came into use in the 16th century. Men condemned to death were beheaded, but women who committed adultery, infanticide or perjury were tied up in a sack and flung into the pool-more deeper and more turbulent than it is today.
Wendy on the steps leading up to Oxararfoss waterfall. This the last picture I took as it was it was FREEZING, WINDY, and WET! Pictured in the car was a Jeffito popsicle after our hike.
Absolutely a beautiful place.
Posted by Jeffito at 5:16 AM