Iceland view
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What does this have to do with Jules Verne you ask? Well, let’s read what the hubs had to say about this image:

“Snæfellsjökull in the Evening

As we drove on the south side of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula we were able to see the volcano Snæfellsjökull in the evening light. The 700,000-year-old strata volcano is capped by a small glacier on its crown and is the last of a series of volcanoes that stretch down the peninsula. Though the summit was visible that evening, the next morning the mountain was shrouded in clouds. It did not clear until late afternoon and then just for about a half hour before clouds started obscuring the mountain top anew.

The mountain is famous in part because Snæfellsjökull serves as the entrance to the subterranean journey in Jules Verne’s classic science fiction novel, Journey to the Center of the Earth written in 1864.

The volcano is featured in other more recent literary works. One example is the Blind Birds trilogy from the 1960’s written by Czech SF writer Ludvík Souček and loosely inspired by Verne’s work. While trying to discern whether Jules Verne actually visited Iceland, a Czechoslovak-Icelandic science party discovers an ancient alien outpost in the cave system under Snæfellsjökull.

Another example is the novel Under the Glacier (1968) by Icelandic Nobel laureate Halldór Laxness.”

I’m excited to see more of his Iceland pictures. Did you know that Iceland was connected to Jules Verne? I know I didn’t.

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Perilously yours,

Pauline

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