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Once gone …

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

Posted as part of Lens-Artists

14 replies »

  1. Sadly taking global warming seriously means accepting that we must ration our flying and can’t visit all the wonderful places that tempt us around the world. Iceland looks a strange and beautiful place. I’m glad to ‘visit’ it in your photos and those other bloggers.


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