Sunday, August 31, 2008

Iceland Diries # 45 - Hliðarendi

The class took a field trip off to Hliðarendi, a farm off the southern cost of Iceland. This stop was  designed to visit areas from the famous Icelandic Sagas. These are stories found in the medieval texts that have survived a thousand years. One of the reason's why they are so famous is due close similar to modern Icelandic. Iceland is the only country who can read their medieval texts - their language has evolved so little in the mid-Atlantic ocean.  This trip in particular was themed after, Njala Saga, which is arguably one of the best of the many author-less stories. 

Hliðarendi Originally uploaded by matt_w890i

Matty Posing for a photo!
Photo of me in front of a church!

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