From today until next Sunday, Iceland’s main drag Laugavegur, which sadly is showing too many signs of dilapidation and neglect in the kreppa [all those empty storefronts] will be the venue for an unusual exhibition: old love letters displayed in the store windows [the stores that remain, that is].
The letters are from a collection of such letters launched at the beginning of March by a Master’s student in Applied Cultural Communications [Hagnýtri menningamiðlun – my translation, I have no idea if it’s right] in conjunction with the National and University Library.
I don’t know how aesthetically pleasing the exhibition is, but there’s just something about love letters lining Laugavegur in these troubled times that makes me happy.
ALSO MAKING ME HAPPY
This live webcam from an eagle’s nest in Gilsfjörður, northwest Iceland.There’s one mama eagle and one chick and, well, their lives are pretty uneventful. But that’s not the point. The point is that it’s very cool to have a live webcam overlooking their nest. Plus the little chick is so darn good looking [I was gonna say ‘pretty’ but after all, this is an eagle we’re talking about and ‘pretty’ is a little under-dignified].
[UPDATE: just realized that what I thought was the chick is, of course, the mommy bird. The one that comes and goes is the daddy. Duh!! – Which of course means that we have some little chicks to look forward to.]
I logged on earlier this evening and it was in technicolor, but now – mysteriously – it’s in black and white. Maybe because the sun’s gone down. Anyway, watching them consistently is probably about as much fun as watching your toenails grow, but logging on every now and again is great. Because, let’s face it, you’ll probably never get this close to an eagle in real life.
MEH WIND MEH
I don’t want to talk about this wind ANY MORE. It’s downright claustrophobic around here because it’s impossible to open any windows without securing all objects weighing more than 1.5 kg in a five-metre radius. It’s10°c [50F], sunrise was at 4:19 am, sunset at 10.31.