Random Images • Iceland – Waiting For Summer

Photography is my obsession and when traveling the world often images just present themselves. Most are random impressions with little context but some seem to suggest at a self contained story. Still others leave me wanting to find out more about what I stumbled upon. Here’s a glimpse of just why we travel…

On a windy day in April in Reykjavík it started out freezing but sunny. Later it got cloudy and snowed for a while, then the Sun came out and it seemed to warm up. By late afternoon the temperature again dropped and it snowed again. Such is weather in Iceland. Above is a poster for a clothing company that was displayed on a bus shelter. Seems to say it all…

It would seem to take a particular type of person to live in Iceland. We found this on 66°north’s website and it draws a great picture about living in Iceland. Ísafjörður nests under the steep, almost vertical, mountains of Skutuls fjord that rise directly from the sea. In the winter months – from the end of November to the end of January – when the sun is low in the sky, the inhabitants of Ísafjörður spend their days in the shade of the mountains, without seeing the sun. On the shortest day of the year, the sun makes it over the horizon for less than three hours a day – from noon until it sets just before three o’clock in the afternoon. But even then, surrounded by mountains, the Ísafjörður locals won’t see it until a month later.

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