Tuesday, 10 February 2009
This photo was taken in Iceland in July 2006.
You can tell you're in a less-crowded country when you frequently pass signs pointing to spots which are notable because there isn't a house there any more (note the little crossed-out house symbol on the sign). If you stop and take the time to walk across to where the house used to be, in many cases there's a board with a bit of history on it - this used to be a farm. You can also walk among what remains of the walls, built of turf and amazingly still visible in most cases.