Palms


...with Egypt on our minds while strolling through Perlan.

Amazingly, I found a book entitled Egypt and Iceland in the Year 1874, actually written in 1874 and published online in its original format. At first glance, it looks to be a 299-page travelogue written by a certain Bayard Taylor (1825 - 1878.) An absolute gem of historical knowledge!

For the more geologically minded, here is an article on the impact of the 1783 Láki fissure (Lákagígar) eruption on life in Egypt.

Regardless of any odd connections that we may have had in past centuries, though, today there is this one simple message that Iceland Eyes would like to send to the people of Egypt, one of the oldest recorded civilizations on our planet Earth:

Respect.

(Parliament member Birgitta Jónsdóttir made sure yesterday in a Q & A session that Iceland's stance in Egypt's current affairs was clearly identified. You can read more about it here. )

2 comments:

Maria Alva Roff said...

p.s. The photo was taken at Perlan in Reykjavik : )

Alberto Suárez Arabiotorre said...

Hello Mari Alva,

I am making a mailing with a political proposal for iIcelandic people through any icelandic blog that I find, but that I can not post is as a comment as it include figures (and is around 3 pages long), so I would like to kindly ask you for your email so I can send it to you by this mean. My email is alsuara@gmail.com.

Thanks and regards