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Rajan Parrikar

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Heritage Barn, Iceland
« on: September 26, 2021, 10:32:22 am »

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Re: Heritage Barn, Iceland
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2021, 11:27:06 am »

At the risk of over philosophizing about these two fine pictures, to me they suggest that people can alter a landscape, not destroying it, but rather in harmony with it.
Thanks Rajan
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Re: Heritage Barn, Iceland
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2021, 04:16:07 pm »

Richard said it well.
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Re: Heritage Barn, Iceland
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2021, 08:07:24 am »

At the risk of over philosophizing about these two fine pictures, to me they suggest that people can alter a landscape, not destroying it, but rather in harmony with it.
Thanks Rajan
Richard

Richard said it well.

Thank you, Richard and Eric.

Richard,

Until the very recent tourism boom, Iceland carried a light touch from the 'hand of man.' Everything in the countryside - houses, farms, churches - were harmonious with the surrounding landscape and blended beautifully. Much of that still prevails but there are definite signs of an upset in the equilibrium. You see cottages and unsightly structures popping up willy-nilly in the unlikeliest of places. In some of the iconic hotspots, the wild character has been lost to parking lots and suchlike.
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Re: Heritage Barn, Iceland
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2021, 08:49:23 am »

I'm glad I was there well before the tourist boom.
The Ring Road had just been completed, but few were making the complete circuit yet. Outside of Reykjavik quiet, peaceful places were abundant.
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Re: Heritage Barn, Iceland
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2021, 09:40:32 am »

Nice ones.

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Re: Heritage Barn, Iceland
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2021, 11:04:37 pm »

very nicely done, especially the drone photo
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Re: Heritage Barn, Iceland
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2021, 06:26:04 pm »

"Until the very recent tourism boom, Iceland carried a light touch from the 'hand of man.' Everything in the countryside - houses, farms, churches - were harmonious with the surrounding landscape and blended beautifully. Much of that still prevails but there are definite signs of an upset in the equilibrium. You see cottages and unsightly structures popping up willy-nilly in the unlikeliest of places. In some of the iconic hotspots, the wild character has been lost to parking lots and suchlike."

Rajan,
It's kind of gluttony for scenery I think. It's a lack of will to protect what is vulnerable. Wendell Berry said, "Every place is either sacred or desecrated".
Richard
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Re: Heritage Barn, Iceland
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2021, 11:41:35 am »

Thank you, Richard and Eric.

Richard,

Until the very recent tourism boom, Iceland carried a light touch from the 'hand of man.' Everything in the countryside - houses, farms, churches - were harmonious with the surrounding landscape and blended beautifully. Much of that still prevails but there are definite signs of an upset in the equilibrium. You see cottages and unsightly structures popping up willy-nilly in the unlikeliest of places. In some of the iconic hotspots, the wild character has been lost to parking lots and suchlike.

Nice images and such a shame we love these places to death. It's happened here too and many long-timers are leaving for quieter spots or lower property taxes.
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