Time Flies (in a Time Lapse Video) on 9/11

Every year around September 11th, two beams of light brighten the night sky in remembrance of the day’s tragedy. From the roof of my Brooklyn apartment, I have unobstructed views of downtown Manhattan and its flickering windows where the twin bolts of hope bring light to darkness. … Continued

Watery Wintery Wonderland Waterfall

Gale force winds and piles of snow add to the winter beauty of Iceland’s Gullfoss Waterfall. Its unforgiving winter weather can turn in a second, as I learned while to visit Gullfoss. The normally 45 minute drive from Reykjavik took … Continued

Iceland’s Living Waterfall: Seljalandsfoss

A craggy, 200-foot cliff traces Iceland’s southern coastline like a towering castle rampart looming over the country’s rugged, natural beauty. The receding ocean exposed the formerly submerged shelf and waterfalls like Seljalandsfoss tumble over the cliff as glacial meltwater flows … Continued

A Cascade of Viking Treasure

Viking legends fill the mountains and waterfalls of Iceland, and Skogafoss Waterfall takes no exception. Legend says a treasure is hidden somewhere in the 200 foot tall, 82 foot wide cascade. Þrasi Þórólfsson, the first Viking settler buried a treasure … Continued