I know it’s been over a month since I came home from the the land of fire and ice, but here are a few more pictures from the wonderful land of Iceland. In this case it of the waterfalls around the area of Seljalandsfoss. This particularly wonderful foss is on the main round south-east before you get to Vik. It drops about 60m from the volcanic cliffs above and has calved out a plunge pool and has a fantastic undercut rock shelter that allows visitors to walk behind the falls (though I would say to watch your step as the patch can be wet and slippery – and when the weather is as windy as it was on our trip the spray will soak you).
About 500m along the cliffs to the northwest of Seljalandsfoss is the hidden waterfall Gljúfrafoss. This is worth having a look at, though your feet will get wet as you have to walk along the stream to get into the cave. With Gljúfrafoss you have a waterfall that has cut back into the cliffs and you have to do a bit of exploring to see this beautiful foss.
Well I did say I was going to show some more pictures of my European road trip, so for tonight’s viewing are my shots of the Brandenburg Gate. Completed in 1791, the Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor) is possibly the most recognizable landmark in Germany. The Gate is in the neoclassical style and is just pretty awesome to look at. Enjoy 🙂
The pictures with the fountain jet to the right of them required a bit of creativity: being away from the main crowd and close enough to American Embassy for the guards to pay attention to my activities. Didn’t help that I had to wait for a cloud to pass so that I could have a clear blue background…nothing that would get me into trouble but odd enough for them to keep an eye on me until I left. I got several nice shots though.
I’m going to finish off with a picture of the Reichstag taken from a memorial garden dedicated to the Romani and other traveler peoples that the Nazis considered to be undesirable. A calm and quiet place suitable for the subject.
Last week I had the great chance of having a mini-road trip to Europe. The trip took myself and some friends all the way to Poland and back. Over the next few days I’ll be writing up a number of posts about my activities. If you haven’t had guessed already I’ve been to the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. The trip also took us to the France, Belgium, the Netherlands, other parts of Germany, Poland and Luxembourg. 6 countries in 7 days…not bad going, though a little exhausting. Just a few highlights are shown below.