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atlasobscura:

The Library of Water - Stykkishólmur, Iceland

Known as “Vatnasafn” in the native Icelandic, the Library of Water is a long-term project that has set out to capture the spirit of Iceland through its waters, weather, and words.

Located in a former library building built on a coastal promontory, this long term installation is both an art piece and natural history collection. The piece consists of three distinct parts: One area collects audio recordings (accompanied by visual displays) of Icelandic weather as reported by the local people around the town of Stykkishólmur, where the exhibition is located, creating an interactive self-portrait of the area. Accenting this display is the floor of the main room which is made of rubber etched with both English and Icelandic words pertaining to the weather. The centerpiece of the site is the titular “Library of Water” which is kept in floor-to-ceiling clear cylinders. Each pillar standing throughout the main room is filled with water that was melted from one of Iceland’s 24 glaciers. Every tube holds the liquid of a single glacier, allowing visitors to take a sort of tour all across Iceland right in one room.

For more on The Library of Water, keep reading on Atlas Obscura…

Atlas Obscura’s Iceland Week is in partnership with Icelandair, the airline that can fly you to this unreal wonder and many others for surprisingly cheap!  

We accept the reality of the world with which we are presented.

The Truman Show (1998), Peter Weir.

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mightyflynn:

Jackie Robinson sliding into second during the 1947 World Series with the Yankees’ George Stirnweiss, standing, and Phil Rizzuto.
Text and AP photo via NY Times

mightyflynn:

Jackie Robinson sliding into second during the 1947 World Series with the Yankees’ George Stirnweiss, standing, and Phil Rizzuto.

Text and AP photo via NY Times

oessa:

26°41’05.0”N 7°41’53.0”E

oessa:

26°41’05.0”N 7°41’53.0”E

frouloves:

[…] This piece by Jean-Luc Cornec, "Telephone Sheep" […]

frouloves:

[…] This piece by Jean-Luc Cornec, "Telephone Sheep" […]

uispeccoll:

smcdwer:

GKS 2870 4to’s Sealskin Binding.
This manuscript, containing a copy of the classic medieval Icelandic Njáls saga dating to c. 1300, is also known as Gráskinna (‘grey-skin’), because of its seal-leather binding, presumably once more grey than the brown colour we see today.
The photo is from http://www.handritinheima.is/.

Sealskin binding!  

uispeccoll:

smcdwer:

GKS 2870 4to’s Sealskin Binding.

This manuscript, containing a copy of the classic medieval Icelandic Njáls saga dating to c. 1300, is also known as Gráskinna (‘grey-skin’), because of its seal-leather binding, presumably once more grey than the brown colour we see today.

The photo is from http://www.handritinheima.is/.

Sealskin binding!  

slaughterhouse90210:

“The past is whatever the records and the memories agree upon.”  ― George Orwell, 1984

slaughterhouse90210:

“The past is whatever the records and the memories agree upon.”
― George Orwell, 1984