10 thoughts on “Reykjavik Has Gone to the Birds

      1. Harold Rhenisch Post author

        It’s a parking lot, sadly, in the part of the city only half-finished during the economic boom before the banks went bust. They seem to only plant trees in the older parts of town. Now it’s glass and steel and fancy buildings that are a little bit broken. Recklessness is a thing. It brings power and kind of says, “No, we don’t care about that,” at the same time. The Icelanders say that comes from living on a volcano. Maybe so. But I think they chose themselves when they left Norway. 🙂

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  1. niasunset

    It is hard to understand this, I love no I am crazy with trees and they are so precious for earth and life and for us. But yes, city admin/governt/planners don’t care this, more building, more concrete… But I didn’t expect this happens in Iceland… On the other hand I know how difficult to plant trees/green areas in volcanic area… Wherever you can, you should plant a tree!

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    1. Harold Rhenisch Post author

      Yes, my heart is with yours, Nia. There are lots of trees in Reykjavik, but they’re not new. They were part of a nationalist movement back in the 1950s, or earlier. There are even forests in Iceland, but they’re all planted one tree at a time. A people who cut down their trees 1000 years ago take some time to get used to them again. The rowans in the cemetery in Reykjavik are especially beautiful. I know what I will do. I will collect some tree photos from Iceland and make a nice series, just for you!

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      1. niasunset

        This is so nice and so exciting… ıt is same for my city too, but for me not easy to find the old photographs… Once upon a time the city was full of trees and green areas… now full of buildings with concrete hills. By the way where do you live, in Iceland or in Okanaganokanogan..? I love your both blogs… Thank you, Thank you so much, Love, nia

      2. Harold Rhenisch Post author

        I live in the Okanagan. Would I love to live in Iceland? My heart does. But, alas, I don’t have the money to stay (not that it is easy for foreigners to do so.) We’re going twice this year, though! For Midsummer and Midwinter. And your city is, again? You have me intrigued with the old photos.

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  2. niasunset

    Istanbul was beautiful in the past, especially with the Bosphorus, blue and green were amazing. But there is so little piece of nature now,… everything remained in photographs and memories… I will never understand the minds that damage the nature… Maybe I can share some of photographs on my blog (from searching in others’ web sites… )

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  3. niasunset

    Okanagan is amazing place… The nature/landscape is amazing… of course the season, especially winter is being so hard… Thank you again, Love, nia

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