Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Travel Tuesdays #4: Armotasel



Not a house! (Iceland)

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.

11 comments:

mo.stoneskin said...

In our blessed country the signs to public services should also have little red x's!

Chef E said...

I love this piece of history you are sharing...I can visit places through your eyes, what a wonderful blog you are (person too)!

Rachel Cotterill said...

Mo - I think maybe signs for 'here was a post office' would be appropriate...

Chef E - thanks for joining the little trips into my travel back-catalogue :)

Kazzy said...

I would be interested to go to Iceland. Ever been to the Shetland Isles or to the Azores? Those are the next destinations we would like to hit. Family history...

Domestic Executive said...

That place sure looks desolute. How sensible to tell people there was a house but isn't now. A great way to encourage visitors!

Diane said...

I want to go to Iceland. It's been on my list for ages.

veggie belly said...

Wow, thats really interesting. When we visited iceland, we only went to reykjavik and grimsey. Its a beautiful country!

OznAsia said...

Ha ha. In Australia we have a lot of nothing too.

EastCoastLife said...

I can't imagine living in such a desolute place. I live in a crowded and exciting city. :P

Kareer Woman said...

I would enjoy traveling to Iceland one day, intersting!

Emmie said...

wow, i love stuff like this :) I always wonder about buildings which once where but often find it hard to find info of them here in the uk, we should have boards with info on too!

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