Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sigriour Tomasdottir

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…

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