This is my sort of video. 5 minutes filled with neatly explained facts and trivia. And what amazing trivia. I mean, yes. I knew that the Arctic Circle wobbles and I knew it was heading north. But I didn’t know just how that would affect Iceland. Or how they had altered their Arctic Circle monument to deal with that. (Genius, by the way.)
And since I can now add Youtube videos to my log with seeming impunity… Have this:
And the lengths that someone would go to just to find out a piece of (interesting but) mostly useless information?
Well, I liked that too.
Spare yourself 5 minutes and see if Kolbeinsey (for that are the Most Northern Part of Iceland) is still there.
I know. Iceland. Land of volcanoes, glaciers, landscape photographers, that big, steamy outdoor swimming pool and puffins.
And – hopefully – Eurovision success this year, because this song is quite good and the video is really rather funny.
I had no idea what a conservative (maybe pious?) Icelandic home looked like inside – or rather, I didn’t until now. But it’s certainly livened up by Daði Freyr coming in and doing their rather jaunty number for the assembled family.
With the UK now Brexited, and SA not invited (again!) it seems that my hopes for the Eurovision Song Contest lie with Iceland this year.
Gangi þér vel, skrítið fólk í töff grænum stökkum!
Check this out (on Dezeen from a while back), via this (also on Dezeen, but much more recently).
Here’s the title:
Alex Hogrefe’s conceptual retreat cuts into a remote Icelandic clifftop
Yep – if you’re going to visualise a conceptual retreat cutting into a remote Icelandic clifftop, then you need to go large or go home. But being an experienced architectural visualiser, Alex Hogrefe has only gone and done both.
Look at it. Just look at it!
And that amazing platform, just several hundred feet above the angry North Atlantic.
Kids and a beagle, together with the notorious stormy Icelandic winter weather, would probably demand that I visualised a bit more of a fence around the edge, but that’s just details.