Monday, 26 April 2010

Monday Ice Video Connections!

Ok, so I have just now realised that you can schedule posts to be released in advanced, so I have decided to have a regular video post each Monday.

To get my fix I do trawl YouTube for footage on Iceland and have bookmarked quite a few, so not wanting to overload you all at once I will share one or two clips regularly on Mondays. I am not quite sure how this will pan out or how strictly about Iceland they will be...but the rule is that there will be some sort of connection to Iceland even if it is by 6 degrees of separation.

I thought I would start with a little history lesson. This is a quaint 1926 silent travel clip on the capital Reykjavik when the population was 21,000 plus a police force of 3.

I am also going to include weekly episodes of a documentary called Heima (meaning 'At Home') which is about the acclaimed Icelandic band Sigur Rós, (I love their music) who toured Iceland in the summer of 2006 providing free concerts around the country. I am including these because there are some absolutely stunning images of the landscape which is hauntingly enhanced by the music, plus it is a great documentary. My daughter in-law Olga introduced me to this band and subsequent documentary when it was shown briefly on Pitchfork.

1 comment:

  1. I am very impressed that the wrestling outfits in the 1926 travel clip seem to be designed to avoid wedgies!