mánudagur, desember 29, 2008
Album Covers shot in Iceland - Part 1: The Streets "Everything is borrowed"
Inspired by the Cover of Echo & The Bunnymen's "Porcupine" & the reaction of Alex of Clicks & Pops Blogspot, I was thinking about other Album Covers & Waterfalls. Of course there are more bands with Covers shot in Iceland, but most of them were Albums recorded Live in Iceland or in an Icelandic studio.
The Streets released an Album this year called "Everything in borrowed", with Iceland's Skógafoss, a waterfall in the South, on the Cover.
Skógafoss is one of the biggest and most beautiful waterfalls of the country with a width of 25 meters and a drop of 60 meters. Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a single or double rainbow is normally visible on sunny days. According to legend, the first Viking settler in the area, Þrasi Þórólfsson, buried a treasure in a cave behind the waterfall. A local boy found the chest years later, but was only able to grasp the ring on the side of the chest before it disappeared again.
At the eastern side of the waterfall, a hiking and trekking trail leads up to the pass Fimmvörðuháls between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull. It goes down to Þórsmörk on the other side and continues as the famous Laugavegur to Landmannalaugar.