Monday, September 28, 2015

Iceland: Part 1 - where rainbows begin and end

What is the opposite of sweaty summer in NYC?  Iceland!

We spent a magical week in the land of enchantment, where each sight was more spectacular than the last.  Around the third day, I mostly stopped talking as I was so awestruck by the landscape, which is beautifully wild.

To start, there are the rainbows...

Videy Island

This is Viðey Island, just north of Reykjavik.  It's a short ferry ride from the city and is a great introduction to Icelandic nature.  On a sunny day, the colors are intense, especially the gold grass.

Videy Island

Videy Island

Videy Island

Videy Island

That's Reykjavik in the distance.

Videy Island

An unexpected bonus on the island is an art installation by Richard Serra called Áfangar (the Milestones Project), which consists of a series of basalt columns.

Videy Island

This house, which dates back to the 18th century, was the first building in Iceland to be constructed of stone.

Videy Island

More to come...