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Iceland 2009

This film is like an art installation.

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In which the past is more past than it once was

I am looking up a branch of the family. At the level of our parents, many were born in the teens and twenties and that, in Denmark and the Faroes, was long ago — or so it seems to me; society has changed so very greatly there.

Håkon Brinch, our grandfather the doctor, was born in 1888 in Sønderho. He built this nursing home that is now a vacation camp. He and our grandmother had a child five years before they ever married, that I did not know about. Our grandmother was half German, her father having come from Hessia. I had forgotten this; she was from Copenhagen.

Håkon’s father, our great-grandfather, was born in Sønderho in 1848. It would have been more isolated and desolate then than now but perhaps not — it was in its shipping heyday.

And if  were in Iceland I would buy this dress, and it would cost 146 euros. I have at least acquired these shoes and they look very Northern.

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San Manuel Bueno, mártir; el Cristo del desengaño

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Cold Light

Mere om Norden — cruising among the islands of the North Atlantic, by the Arctic line …

Here we sail from Iceland to the Faroes and beyond …

Finally, I really liked this film although I understand the criticisms in the reviews. I like modern Icelandic very much and I think Iceland, which I have not visited, might be my favorite Scandinavian country.

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1922

We can get these things at home now but I remember the excitement of their being rare and one seeing them in the cinema, and it being a special occasion. Here is the 1915 Alice in Wonderland, too.

Let me not go on, all of these things are too fascinating and I love Scandinavian other-worldliness.

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We’re going to let it shine

“I’m so glad I’m fighting for my rights, singing glory Hallelujah, I’m so glad.”

#OccupyHE

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True Detective

I would honestly like to watch this and I must find a way to do so.

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