25 August 2014

balancing forces

I stand besides T. in Ísafjörður and we both observe and photograph this scene.

Some years ago T. was captain on the predecessor of the little red push-boat on the picture. But that was a tow-boat, and a smaller one than the current. T. illustrated with his whole body how his little boat leant over to the side when they towed and turned cruice-ships around their own axis.

Today Björn is captain on the pushboat. His wife is boatswain and Sigmundur is First Officer. T. and Björn salut each other with at "good job"-shout when the work is done and the little tug goes into the harbour again.

23 August 2014


S. from Reykjavik came to Heimaey to work in the fish industry. But after 3 days he was asked to decorate a wall.

When the first one was finished, this wall waited for him.
He works freehand with a little roller on a long stick, only using the ladder for the background colour.

The purpose with his paintings is only to make some joy and amusement to the bypasses.

18 August 2014

deep tones

U. from Hamburg has made his #didgeridoo from sewage pipe parts and easily take it apart and put it in his hand luggage when commuting. He is able to play 5 clean notes on it - in addition to the normal didgeridoo-sound.
Tomorrow he travel northwards and hope to lure out some trolls from the mountains with his instrument.