25 February 2008

Nútíma Vík (Modern-day Vík)

A friend sent me this modern-day picture of Vík recently. It was taken in June of 2006. In one of my early posts I posted a picture that I had taken of Vík twenty years earlier in 1986 from a different vantage point. I love this newer picture, again because it was taken from a spot where few people photograph the town with the church on the hill. I love the shadows in the foreground with the cloudy top part of the photo being fully half of the shot. I could have a summer home there and never get tired of it. The quiet with the waves and black sand beach and the endless individual flights of the birds in the cliffs off to the right and out of the picture.

There is a lot to be said for small þórps like Vík.

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