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The magic of Paris, London and Iceland

davenn

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For the first couple of weeks of March, my wife and I travelled to the opposite side of the planet for the first time.

2 nights in Paris, 3 nights in London and 7 nights in Iceland ( the major reason for the trip)

Weather in Paris was cloudy, cold but dry. In London varied from sort of dry to rain to snow. In Iceland was sunny, dry but bitterly cold.
Temps there varied from -8 to -12C and windchill added to that taking it down to around-17 to -20C.
The Iceland tourguide said it had been many years since he had seen frozen over waterfalls etc

It was very cool seeing places we had only heard of or seen on TV etc

just a few of several 1000 photos

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Some amazing buildings in London

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that famous crossing

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davenn

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Nelson's Column

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Buckingham Palace

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Big Ben clock tower
We discovered that Big Ben actually refers to the bells, NOT the clock tower

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House in Reykjavik, Iceland, where Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Regan had a 1986 Summit

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Frozen/partly frozen waterfallseverywhere

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the signs of volcanism everywhere
Basalt Columns

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Stunning aurora at night

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kellys_eye

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So you made parole then!

Iceland seems an unusual choice for someone so far removed from this part of the world. It's been 40+ years since I was last there so can't even make a qualified comment on the place any more! I do recall the cold though. It was a February when I was there and stormy - real stormy.

Nice pics - love the aurora which shows your astro photography skills.
 
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