Reykjavik, Iceland

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2 Responses to Reykjavik, Iceland

  1. inretrospect21 says:

    I love how Iceland uses geothermal energy to heat the water…I wish we had such a good grip on it in Canada. Unfortunately, we don’t have as many natural hot springs to my knowledge. Did you have haddock for fish and chips? I’ve never tried haddock before. Graffiti art looks great…maybe another Banksy will pop up from Iceland, what do you think?

    Curious about the optical illusion as well..you mean there isn’t a city on the horizon? On photo 71 of the old settlement..is that the only area that you can go look at it? The northern lights look great!

    • chronictraveler says:

      Iceland has so much geothermal energy, they have a surplus and there are political conversations about importing some of the converted energy. While we may not have the abundance of geothermal sources Iceland has, we could still learn a ton from how they live. No huge corporate farms, everything is free-range and organic – because that’s just how it is. No preservatives in their foods. So you eat really healthy there. Smaller homes, with a smaller energy footprint. Green roofs. Not that they have a perfect society – I have plenty I could criticize them for, but I just like taking the best from each society and culture and applying it to solving problems back home. Wouldn’t it be cool if we could create a society that took the best from everything our planet has to offer? Yes, unrealistic, I know. 🙂

      If another Banksy emerges, it will be Iceland that incubates the artist, because I have never seen such a simmering brew of creativity as I did in Iceland and the Faroe Islands. Something about these small isolated island societies allows art and creative expression to flourish.

      Oh, yeah – it’s a city, just not sitting on water. I love how the curvature of the earth actually created that image. It’s so easy in daily life on human scale to think in terms of flat planes.

      There are old turf roof houses throughout Iceland, but it’s a climate where wood doesn’t survive long. Most of the homes now are wood timber protected by corrugated tin or concrete.

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