What a desolate place this is

May 3, 2013

It makes me a little sad to realize that it took me this long to headline one of my Geek Manifesto posts with a Star Wars quote. C'est la vie.

Touristy scenic photos usually gaze at lush, tropical locations or snow-covered peaks or dense forests teeming with life. Iceland isn't any of those things. It is beautiful though, in its own special way. That's not meant to be condescending. It is a special place. There is a simple sort of power in the desolate expanses outside of Reykyavik. I could see myself spending a lot of time there.

Here are some looks at the Iceland wilderness, plus a few of the Blue Lagoon. A neat place if you're okay with dipping yourself into a steaming hot petri dish while wind cuts through every exposed sliver of flesh. It offers beautiful photo opps though. Just look at that water.

I can't wait to go back. Did I mention that they have ridiculous hot dogs?