A Simple Morning-Walk Photo of Renovation Turns Magical


All the emails, all the love from around the world, readers who wonder if we're still alive, surviving and I'll answer here a resounding Yes.

Somehow this photo of Hallgrímskirkja undergoing renovation symbolizes something greater for our country as a whole.  The lights are still on in Iceland, we've eaten well over the holidays and as I write hundreds of thousands of króna worth of fireworks are going off in celebration of the 13th day of Jól. Christmas is over, the last santa goes back to the hills, the decorations come down, but the glowing soul of our nation shines on.


12 comments:

Nick said...

Áfram Ísland!

Maria Alva said...

Yeah, Go Team!!

April's Place said...

I'm glad the holidays were good in Iceland! I made my first trip to Iceland this past November and loved it. I honestly can't wait to go back again ever since I left! What a wonderful place I think. Have enjoyed reading your blog.

Julie said...

Beautiful post!

cuileann said...

Beautiful. That's how the church looked when I saw it.

Anonymous said...

just found your site - amazing pictures. thanks for giving me inspiration.

Lumo said...

Cuileann, is the skyscraper a church? Cute. ;-)

It's fun to see your in the Best European Blog contest! Either you must be important or the Euroblogosphere must be small.

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Maria Alva said...

Oh, Lumo, thanks for letting me know about the Weblog thingy...had no idea until today!

By the way, love reading your posts...I'm a armchair physics geek, Big TIme!!

cuileann said...

Hm...now is that Hallgrimskirkja or a skyscraper? In any case, that is how Hallgrimskirkja looked when I was there!

Maria Alva said...

It's Hallgrímskirkja, just like you thought. Don't mind Lumo...his blog is also in the Best Euro Blog finals (he's winning, I think) and he's just trying to rattle the competition (here's a quote from his site "Boringly enough, I am not aware of any real "foes" in our European category.") Arrogant science nerds are always kind of cute ;-)

I Think Lumo is a(n) (insert expletive) said...

He's just jealous because your blog is prettier AND more interesting. The condescension is clearly a sign that his self worth comes from feeling superior to others.

And yeah, SHE'S IMPORTANT.

Maria Alva said...

Now, now (insert name of person who I'm pretty sure this is because I know [insert gender] writing voice) let's not be nasty !! (My facebook friends know why the comment was made! *+* )