Impressions of Krysuvik
“On the way between airport and hotel we stopped off to see a step in the process of the distribution of the Icelandic power supply. A station created to convert geothermal energy into electricity, and to make sure that the water is cool enough to pipe into peoples’ homes.
One of many, the station building was small and tardis-like in its external simplicity. Then there’s the sheer roaring immensity of the geothermal power itself. The earth groans and rumbles with the power of the flow. The air vibrates with the strength of the super-heated water underfoot and the release of steam at our level and our ears are assaulted by constant changes of a deep, resonant, steady pressure that, while certainly contained, feels boundless and awesome in its potential.”
This post is lifted from my old moblog, where it was published with other images on 26th December, 2009. More than a photoblog, moblog is a wonderful community where I made lasting international friends, some of whom I’ve visited and many more of whom are as important in my life today as those I meet regularly in meatspace. More authentic, more ethical and sadly less well funded, I’ve been missing it increasingly as we discover the perfidy of Facebook and the brave new Social world. Contact me if you’d like to know more, because I’d really like to find a way to make moblog great again and extend it to anyone else who wants to share their images in a place of mutual support, community and data safety.