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Beach Wrack in Iceland Washes High Up On Shore

The sky cries tears in Iceland. Viennese waltzes warping in a banana box in a window, old hi-fi junk, and all the books of the world wash up on the shore otherwise called Hverfisgata.

Not much different than a knot of broken fishing nets and cast-off plastic knocking against the knees of kelp-eating sheep, really.

 

Icelandic Ghost Stories

As we can see here on Hverfisgata In Reykjavik, they’re all ghosts stories and the Icelanders are the ghosts within books their parents read, or they read when they were young themselves.

Charming.

As you can see, the relationships between technology, Icelanders, and time is haunting and complex. It’s a language in and of itself.

Who else do you know who lives so deeply within books that they have a transit system within them?


Reykjavik: always worth a read!