Annar í Páskum // Sun and Wind

Reykjavik, Iceland The days are getting longer. The sun rises before 6am and the sky is light until after 10pm. Strange spring winds have created the craziest weather this week. For three or four days, the weather would shift every 10-15 minutes from bright sun to hail coating the ground to snow blustering in every direction then back to bright sunlight melting the fresh layer of frozen ice or snow. They have a saying here: “If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes.” Perhaps it’s not the best weather for tourists, but for those of us holed up in cozy kitchens and cafes studying for final exams, it’s rather delightful.

Reykjavik, Iceland I don’t have much to report from the holiday weekend, except to teach you how to say “Happy Easter” (Gleðileg Páska) and to complain how the library has been closed since Friday. Even today, annar í páskum (Easter Monday), quite a few places are closed. But, my need to settle into infinite translations for finals aside, it’s nice to see how almost everyone takes a break during this holiday to stay home with family and celebrate with lamb and giant chocolate easter eggs.   [These photos are scanned 35mm film shots taken by me with a Canon EOS Rebel 2000.]

10 thoughts on “Annar í Páskum // Sun and Wind

  1. I used to live in Norway and I must say I got to really appreciate the quiet on Sundays when major stores were closed and holidays like Easter when there was a mass exodus out of the city to cabins in the mountain. So many parts of the world are busy all the time and you have to wonder when people take time off. Love the pics!

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