All posts tagged: Iceland
Englaborg: Angle’s Castle (?). Not far from Hlemmur, at Flókagata 17, you’ll find a house called Englaborg designed by the modernist architect Gunnlaugur Halldórsson. Built in 1942 for the artist Jón Engilberts, Englaborg is one of very few houses in Iceland that have been built specifically to be an artist’s working and living space (another example is the Einar Jónsson Museum on Skólavörðuholt). On the same street, you will find Kjarvalsstaðir, the first museum in […]
From something I later grew a little attached to
Oh you old country. With your thin layers of snow, or thick, and your sharp rocks chewing on the rubber under my shoes. Your light making the contours in your landscapes dance with life, lust. You saying: “Come, be with me!” Me replying, barely audible: “Sorry, I want to but I can’t, you frighten me.”
From Hólmavík city, North–West Iceland. Miss this place.
Near the airport
If I move, after i get old and such, I would like to move there. Well, not excactly there, but close by. From a set I called Strandir og Norðurland vestra, a title that probably only makes sense to people my age and older who grew up, in Iceland, listening to the only radio channel that existed until we were about ten, and older. It refers to the north–west part of the country, as presented […]
Images from a summer some years ago
During the summer of 2003 I drove around the island like there would be no tomorrow. A newly acquired camera followed. A time I think back to with great fondness, for a number of reasons. And nostalgia. Et cetera.