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golden circle,   Thingvellir
04-MAY-2011 Aurelie wolff

golden circle, Thingvellir

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In 930 AD, while most of Europe was mired in feudalism and conflict, chieftains in Iceland gathered in a natural amphitheater to the north and west of Reykjavik and formed the world’s first parliament, the Althing. The meeting place was called Thingvellir (“parliament plains”), and over the next 300 years representatives journeyed here once a year to elect leaders, argue cases, and settle disputes - sometimes peacefully, sometimes not. Today, Thingvellir National Park remains the ultimate symbol of Iceland’s independence and unity, a landscape inseparable from the national soul.

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Buba Jafarli03-Jul-2011 09:05
Magnificant perspective! V.
Milan Vogrin29-Jun-2011 05:02
Nice place and photo. V!
Chris Spracklen08-Jun-2011 17:07
Superb shot of this unusual and magnificent landscape, Marie.
Thanks for the interesting info, too.
Tom LeRoy29-May-2011 08:48
What a wonderful landscape, so fascinating ! V
Anna & Christian RECK22-May-2011 10:12
Quel paysage superbe! V. Anna
Jean D22-May-2011 00:56
Superbe scène, Aurelie. ~V
Zoltán Balogh21-May-2011 12:42
Marvellous landscape photo! V
François Gauthier20-May-2011 23:32
Very impressive landscape. V
zyziza20-May-2011 14:16
amazing view! bv
Jess. ( Lady.D.)19-May-2011 14:28
Great vista, excellent detail and depth, terrific shot Marie...
mario .n19-May-2011 13:17
Fabuleux paysage !
Walter O. Koenig19-May-2011 11:29
Nice shot of this fascinating landscape. Very interesting information. "V"
Jim Coffman19-May-2011 11:28
Beautiful! V
Yvonne19-May-2011 11:15
So spectacular, thanks for the history! v
Stephanie19-May-2011 09:31
What an incredible image and history! BV++
Blandine Mangin19-May-2011 07:42
superbe paysage ! v
Gérard Koehl19-May-2011 04:32
Magnifique paysage et ambiance. V
bill friedlander19-May-2011 02:23
A remarkable scene with so much to see. Interesting commentary on the beginnings of parliamentary democracies. V
globalgadabout19-May-2011 02:16
such rich history in these remote and moody wetlands...fantastic overview...the scene is so expansive and rich...great work Aurelie...V
Barbara Heide18-May-2011 22:57
superbe point de vu! belle ambiance! V
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