Viking Blue

VikingGrafitti_0108, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.

This is some additional Viking blue. I’m checking in with the Internet now before headed out for another half day of shooting around downtown Reykjavik.

I love the colors here. I love the colors and the light and the people and the stories the people tell. It reminds me how it’s great to be a human, to be a small part of a larger people. It connects me in ways that words fail to describe. I wish everybody would get to experience Iceland in some small way. But, you know, the Viking’s were not big on “small” they were more of a “go big or go home” type of folk.

Looking forward to doing more downtown interesting walls, doors, windows, small brightly colored houses in downtown Reykjavik today.

Yesterday was filled with shooting the Opera house. That place is incredible. It’s like a Viking dance with light, color, shape, and form. Could get a million pictures sitting there, just moving ever so slightly one way or another. It’s great shooting that, I’m going to miss that place when I go.

Today, I’m going to try to do some nice downtown shots. Little houses like I always do. Sort of like barns like Walker Evans only, hey it’s me doing them. And some writing on the wall, like this shot. Wish me luck in finding some of that.

I’ve got tons more of the iceberg photos to show you and lots more of the little houses downtown, but mostly it will have to wait until I’m done shooting.

Oh, and tonight? Tonight I’m invited for dinner. Going to get a bit drunk and enjoy my last day here. Tomorrow, I leave for New York, points in the ‘States, and back to Texas but, I tell you, I’m going to miss this place.

I’m going to miss Viking blue. I sure am.

Until next time…


  1. Great Grandma Lin
    August 30, 2011 / 5:15 pm

    I'm leaving tomorrow but on my original flight direct to Seattle without the new york layover. Looking forward to your photos. I've taken a ton but little time to post. Today was the first nasty rainy day and we are south of reykjavik at the blue lagoon. safe journey home new friend!

  2. Carol
    August 31, 2011 / 10:58 am

    Safe travels to you too, Lin! Too bad we could not catch the same flights back to the 'States.

    I'll post more once I've landed back home again too, for sure.

    Hope your trip was fantastic.

  3. Pj
    September 2, 2011 / 11:59 pm

    I am inspired again. Glad you had a great trip. Looking forward to seeing your results.

  4. Carol
    September 4, 2011 / 8:39 am

    Thanks, PJ. I'm inspired again too and have started thinking about doing some pastels, painting, and even more photos too.

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