Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My World Tuesday, Watery Wednesday

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On our trip along the South Coast of Iceland we also visited the Skogar Folk Museum. The museum is partly an open air museum and gives a good impression of the harsh life in the past. The entire collection is found and brought together by one man. He did an amazingly good job. The 'manager' was in his mid eighties when we were there and still working and collecting. The photos give a small impression. If you would like to read more please visit http://www.nat.is/Sofn/eyjafjoll_skogar_folks.htm

Farm houses and stables under one roof, covered with turf to keep the cold out


The collector-manager-owner of the museum


Part of the interior of the museum


Part of the interior of the church. This is the smallest church I have ever seen. Only a few square metres.


And if you are not bored yet please look at my Watery Wednesday photos for tomorrow. I don't think I'll have the time to post tomorrow so I show them now. It is an unbelievable powerfull mass of water which makes you feel very small.

The Gullfoss waterfall

15 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What an interesting little museum -- and it's owner! How great is that!!! I love your pics of the waterfalls! Really beautiful! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

noel said...

wow, we get two posts in one, love the waterfall scenes

Rajesh said...

Beautiful museum. One man's effort is really appreciable. The waterfall is a beauty.

Riet said...

Wat een apart museum, helemaal door die ene man opgezet, een heel levenswerk. En dat kleine kerkje is toch mooi.

Simone de Klerk said...

Prachtig!

Wolynski said...

That guy did a pretty good job with the museum. Love the little, colorful church. And the waterfall is just amazing - lovely photos.

hip chick said...

Oh such beautiful pictures. I love the colors in that tiny church. I have never been to iceland but my mum was there and said it was beautiful.

Gattina said...

Very interesting and beautiful pictures ! this waterfall ... terrific !

Lindz said...

thank you for sharing us your beautiful pictures, the falls look icy cold.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous shots!

My Watery Wednesday entry

Martha Z said...

Wonderful post, both the museum and the waterfall. I think Iceland would be a great place to visit.

Tammie Lee said...

Oh, I loved seeing this post. Iceland is a place I have never been and would enjoy visiting. That is some massive water flowing!

christina said...

Beautiful shots! Like the waterfall a lot!!

Guðrún said...

We have another fall named Dettifoss that has more water than Gullfoss. The power in the waterfalls are scary.

Johnny Nutcase said...

What a great post. The museum sounds really interesting and the falls are gorgeous. Great photos!