City Life

Snow was forecast for Easter weekend and as the quantity of snowfall in the mountains is always unpredictable, it made sense to head south to Reykjavik before returning to Scotland at the beginning of April. The eight hour bus journey provided a slow and gentle release from the mountainous world I’d been inhabiting. The land was slowly waking up from frozen winter. Ice on the rivers was melting or stacking up in haphazard blocks and sheets. Overnight snow dusted the rocks.

I was reacclimatising yet the mountains are in my dreams.


Reykjavik is a small but to me perfectly formed city. There are many good exhibitions to be seen and good coffees to be drunk. Colours are different too, nature is more manicured here yet untamed landscapes are very visible from the city. Interesting sights are around every corner. The two photos below are tonally similar but worlds apart materially. Both have their own beauty.



5 thoughts on “City Life

  1. It’s hard to believe you’re at the end of your Icelandic trip already. I have so enjoyed reading your blogs and seeing your photos. I’m going to try and work out a way of seeing you before this year is over and maybe seeing some results from your trip! Safe journey home. Xx


  2. Thank you Silvana for sharing this experience of northern Iceland. I enjoyed your thoughtful writing, painting, drawings and photography .Such a beautiful place, you will miss those mountains. Looking forward to seeing the new work sometime.

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