Snowy day in North West Iceland, September 2018
Visit Iceland and you fall in love with the place, no matter the weather. I saw sun, rain, wind, snow, ice, mist; and I fell for this stunningly beautiful country.
Sadly, though, the glaciers are shrinking. I knew that, but was shocked to see it highlighted in the Olafur Eliasson exhibits at the Tate Modern this weekend. He took aerial shots of a number of Iceland’s glaciers in 1999, and returned this year to repeat those shots – same place, same time, same angle, same distance. And the difference is all too visible.
Once gone, a glacier does not return.
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 25 November 2019
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