Pattern Recognition

by Dhamaka

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A historic walk - this was once the Seat of the Icelandic Government. The third shot is a passage between the two continental shelves that in moving apart cause so many Icelandic earthquakes

Caine says:

Gorgeous! At first glance, the building in the top shot looks like a giant crown in the distance.

29th Dec 2009, 16:57

Dhamaka says:

Thank you Caine - I think it's deliberate

29th Dec 2009, 17:09

Reykjavik Bike Tour(bike-at-icelandbike-dot-com) says:

Wonderful pictures from Þingvellir, the Parliament Plains in Iceland. The site of the first still existing parliament in the World. Amazing to think the parliament met in this gorgeous place for centuries without a permanent building. And then the parliament was discontinued in the late 18th century and restarted in Reykjavik the capital city of Iceland in 1845.


30th Dec 2009, 09:16

mara says:

gorgeous set!

31st Dec 2009, 14:25

Spiderbaby says:

Wow. Beautiful and fascinating. I'm another moblogger who would love to go to Iceland (you must be collecting a lot of us here!).

1st Jan 2010, 23:21

Dhamaka says:

It's amazing - seems that Iceland is one place that loads of people really want to get to. If you are interested, next time you come back to the UK check out the Icelandair flights. I know they do Seattle-Iceland-Heathrow and Boston-Iceland-Heathrow so maybe there will be a flight and stopover that suits you

1st Jan 2010, 23:24

Spiderbaby says:

I never even thought of that! Will look into it when the time comes (getting scarily close for Crickson, don't know about me yet). Thanks.

2nd Jan 2010, 17:31