What We Love This Week, Volume LXXVI

August 1, 2014
Gaza Israel Rocket Strike Fist

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Palestinians Take Smoke From Israeli Strikes And Transform It Into Powerful Art

Gaza Israel Rocket Strike Profile

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30 Eerily Beautiful Photos Of Abandoned Iceland

July 28, 2014

Þorsteinn H Ingibergsson has been taking amazing pictures of isolated and abandoned locations in Iceland for more than two decades. Currently living in Reykjavík, Þorsteinn is an amateur photographer who also owns and operates a successful contracting business. His stunning images of abandoned Iceland–under glorious skies reminiscent of paintings–have been featured in numerous newspapers and magazines and have amassed quite the internet fan base.

In most cases, the images are eerie and unsettling, each photo with a story to be told; why were these places and items left standing, never to be returned to? These breathtaking images let the imagination run wild, while allowing a rare peek into the rare beauty of a place we don’t often think of in this light.

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Abandoned Iceland DC3

US Navy DC3 that ran out of gas and landed safely on the south coast of Iceland.

Abandoned Iceland Clouds Boat

The cloud wall hovering over the lost boat gives this shot an extra eerie feeling.

Abandoned Iceland DC3 Shell

Another shot of the lost US Navy DC3; this one shows just how hollowed out the shell of the plane has become.

Abandoned Iceland Defunct Machine

A powerful, monochromatic image of an abandoned farm machine.

Abandoned Iceland Farmhouse Tractor

This farmhouse and tractor sit silently together, no longer useful to anyone.

Abandoned Iceland Field Surveyor

This tractor looks out over the fields it once worked.

Abandoned Iceland Forgotten Tractor

Tractor left in a lonely Icelandic field.

Abandoned Iceland Graffiti Trailer

Discarded trailer that has been covered in graffiti over the years sits eerily in the middle of nowhere.

Abandoned Iceland Grass Roofs

Abandoned Icelandic farm homes with distinctive grass roofs.

Abandoned Iceland Leaning Ship

Monochrome picture of the yellowing leaning ship above; the clouds and angles make it almost look three dimensional.

Abandoned Iceland Lost Lift

Another piece of heavy machinery lost in the vast Icelandic landscape.

Abandoned Iceland Mercedes Bus

A Mercedes Benz bus long forgotten by its owner.

Abandoned Iceland Mountain Home

This long left behind stone abode looks as though it would be right at home in a horror film.

Abandoned Iceland Night Ship

The colors of the night sky add to the sad beauty of this forgotten ship.

Abandoned Iceland Old Farm

Old farmhouses almost look operational with the sun reflection light off the windows; in reality no one knows how long they have sat empty.

Abandoned Iceland Red Tractor

Red farm tractor that has survived long past its working days.

Abandoned Iceland Remote Hangar

An abandoned aluminum building has the look of an old airplane hangar.

Abandoned Iceland Rocky Wall

Isolated and abandoned houses near an old stone wall.

Abandoned Iceland Rusting Truck

Monochrome shot of a truck that has not been functional for many, many years.

Abandoned Iceland SE21 Boat

A beached boat is shown resting just off the Icelandic coast. There are many wrecked and abandoned boats throughout the country, making you wonder just what the fate of the occupants was.

Abandoned Iceland Sheep Shelter

A group of sheep graze just outside an old shotgun shack that may be their only current form of shelter.

Abandoned Iceland Skeletal Boat

This boat’s exposed ribs give it the look of a desiccated beached whale.

Abandoned Iceland A Frame

Small A-Frame house waits patiently upon the snow covered rocks.

Abandoned Iceland Snowy Creek

A stone house and its rusting cars sit framed by a small creek and snow covered peaks in the distance.

Abandoned Iceland Steel Wheels

Here are the last remnants of a long-abandoned factory. The giant steel wheels will likely remain for decades to come.

Abandoned Iceland Triangle Houses

A row of three isolated farmhouses tucked away in the hillside.

Abandoned Iceland Truck And House

Another look at a previously shown decaying truck, with an abandoned farmhouse also in view.

Abandoned Iceland Twilight Barn

A magnificent twilight sky adds an additional glint of isolation to this abandoned barn.

Abandoned Iceland Viking Barn

These old storage barns have some extensive graffiti covering their exterior.

Abandoned Iceland Yellowing Ship

This long-ago wrecked ship has yellowed from the moss in the surrounding water.

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Iceland’s Breathtaking Volcanic Rivers

April 27, 2014

When it comes to size, Iceland is roughly the size of Ohio, but within that relatively humble space are hundreds of volcanoes; so many that in the last 500 years, Iceland alone has been responsible for 30 percent of the world’s lava flow. Pair this with glaciers that also populate the landscape, and you have the perfect storm of natural occurrences that make stunning aerial photographs like these possible.

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Iceland’s Mesmerizing Views Of The Northern Lights

January 2, 2014

Aurora Borealis Iceland

Given its sparse population, proximity to Earth’s magnetic poles and minimal light pollution, Iceland has quickly become one of the world’s most ideal destinations for observing the aurora borealis. If these reasons aren’t convincing enough, the image above should provide all the proof you need.

30 Fantastic Photos Of Iceland’s Rugged Landscapes

November 30, 2013

While Iceland’s population of 321,000 makes it the most sparsely populated country in Europe, the island nation makes up for it in its density of absolutely stunning landscapes. Lakes and glaciers comprise around 14% of the island’s surface, and geysers–including Geysir, the geyser for which all others are named–dot the rugged terrain and add an almost mystical volatility to the otherworldly atmosphere.

Despite the pristine pictures above, Iceland is not immune from environmental degradation: years of deforestation and overgrazing courtesy of imported fauna have taken their toll, and many farms are now being abandoned. Not all is lost, though. In efforts to reunite man with his maker, Icelanders have made good use of geothermal power, which allows them to acquire heat, electricity and water at little to no cost to them…or the environment.

Bjarnarey, Iceland: A Bucolic Paradise

April 23, 2013
Bjarnarey Iceland

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If the stoic island above looks uninhabited, it’s because it most likely is. While Bjarnarey comprises one part of the Vestmann Islands, due to a horrendous 1973 volcano eruption, all denizens of the quaint township were forced to evacuate and move to Iceland’s mainland for several months.