Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Winter Strikes Back


There is saying in Iceland. A saying about Icelandic weather:

If you are not happy with the weather... just wait few minutes.

The weather in Iceland is very unstable. As you can see on the picture...There is snow It snowed last night...Today it was cold.. The temperature yesterday was about 10°c...Quite warm i was outside in a simple shirt.. no more sweater or winter clothing(yes .. 10°c this is warm for me...Once you have lived quite some times in Iceland.. your nerves ending, the ones detecting cold.. die... so you don´t feel anymore when this is freezing.. just use to it and wear a shirt when "normal" people wear winter clothes)...

Snow that melted couple weeks ago....Before today... it was getting warmer... as you could have read on my post of yesterday...Spring was kicking in... Birds were singing... Flower blossoming... and Icelanders running... Bla Bla Bla...Well this is over...Winter is striking back. No more blossoming... No more singing.... No more running....Back to basic...Back to cold and snowy...What´s next ? Xmas? coming back....Oh no... I could not stand it...

Anyway... The picture has been taken in the park in the center of Reykjavik. You have a very view of the Tjörnin (lake) downtown Reykjavík, the City Hall (grey building on the left), the parlement on the middle of picture... just next to the City hall (brownish building with the green roof) and the Fríkirkja ("the liberal church), on the right, green and white building.

Virgile


5 comments:

Rambling Round said...

Great photo! So, that is how you stay warm! The nerve endings die!

photolicious said...

J'aime l'hiver! Pourquoi? Parce que j'habite dans un pays pres de l'equateur. Je n'aime pas le chaleur, je n'aime pas l'ete! Quand j'etais a Paris le novembre dernier, c'etait le plus content fois de ma vie....il fait froid! J'espere visiter l'islande bientot.

USelaine said...

A very eye-catching photo. I look forward to seeing more of Iceland.

Ackworth Born said...

If you are not happy with the weather... just wait few minutes.

not heard that said about Iceland but heard it said regarding Scotland.

I remember that lake Tjörnin - on a warm July day people were feeding the ducks - it looked quite different - I prefer this view but those temperatures.

oldmanlincoln said...

Our weather here in SW Ohio changes in 24 hours from blistering heat and humidity to freezing cold and while we learned to love it we also blame it on everything in our lives. From sunus infections to divorce.

I like your photograph to and your narrative.

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio.