Nashville, TN: A Winter Stroll Over the Cumberland River

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One of my favorite things in Nashville is the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge over the Cumberland River. When the weather is nice, I cross it in the morning and evening on my bike commute to work. Most recently, I marched across it with 15,000 others to protest the Trump administration. These photos here are from last year around this time, when Aleksi first visited Nashville and we did some exploratory rambling together in bitter cold weather. nashville26

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nashville23[35mm taken with my Canon EOS Rebel 2000. Click here for more photos of Tennessee.]

ÍS: Skerjafjörður Covered in Snow

000037rvk I think this is a relevant post today. I’m stuck inside because the wind is so strong that the weather advisory recommends everyone stay inside and avoid travel if at all possible.

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ÍS: Contemporary Homes in Skerjafjörður

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000029rvk    [35mm taken with my Canon EOS Rebel 2000. Click here to see more pictures of Reykjavík, Iceland.]

ÍS: Skerjafjörður at the Golden Hour

Reyjavik, Iceland, Now that I’m back in Iceland, I’m living with a sweet Icelandic family in Skerjafjörður, a secluded little corner of 101 Reykjavik tucked in between the waterfront and the domestic airport. There’s been snow on the ground almost every single day since I returned in mid January, and I love it! It makes the whole city feel so bright. This beach area is only a block or two from my home, and every time I walk here, I am overwhelmed by the beauty of the cold waves crashing on the black sand, the smell of the seaweed at low tide, and the calls of the sea birds. Reyjavik, Iceland,

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Reyjavik, Iceland,   [35mm taken with my Canon EOS Rebel 2000. Click here to see more pictures of Reykjavík, Iceland.]

My Little Icelandic Kitchen

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One of the lovely little differenced between walking down a residential street in Reykjavik and one at home is the way Icelanders utilize their wide windowsills. They keep plants, figurines, pictures, lamps, candles and sculptures on the street side of the curtains, so that even when they aren’t home, passerby’s can enjoy these arrangements. Some windowsills are simple: a plant or a lamp to one side, like the big white house in between embassies that has a surprisingly tasteful illuminated goose statue in the window. Some are deliciously quirky. My favorite in the latter category is a tiny, old yellow house near the pond. Each of the two street facing windowsills are packed with dozens of elephant figurines (so many that they are literally stacked two high). I can only imagine what the inside of the house looks like or the eccentricity of its inhabitant.

I’ve picked up some little things here and there for my windowsill including six little stones from Jökulsárlón, and I’ve been buying yellow candles to add a little warm light to the darker and darker northern days. I think I have quite a ways to go before I master the art form of the Icelandic windowsill, but I’m quite pleased with my accomplishments so far.

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The photos in this post are scans of unedited film shots taken by me with a Canon EOS Rebel 2000.