Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Eternal Flame

Eternal Flame in TOP SIX

Executive summary by darmansjah

KNOW NO TIME erupted, we stood inside the volcano. Giant boulder as high as nearly 40 m, hexagon-shaped, tiggi soared into the sky above us.

This is the "Echo Cliffs," said Einarsson Hjorleifur, that vatnajokul manage national parks, the northeast side of Krafla. "We are looking basalt pillars of every shape and size available." He explained that about 8,000 or 9,000 years ago a large crack around our bubbling lava flows along the 8 km, the valley fills up to a point just above our heads. Then, turning the flood surge. "So now you see what the inside of the center of the volcano."

This valley is a wonder of the world
camouflaged by syllable. Glad I could tell my friends in the U.S.: "Look Jokulsargljufur in Vatnajokulsthjodgardur! (Which means "Look at River Cliff Glacier National Park Water-Glecier.")

Jokulsargljufur is the Louvre Museum lava, basal pillar awesome. Under the waterfall, there is a pillar with a diagonal position, lateral, transverse, swerve, and towering above as we.

has a new visitor center, built in 2007, on top of a giant horseshoe-shaped cliff nicknamed Asbyrgi. Space resembles a giant frozen waterfall. Originally formed by glacier floods last year 3000-11000.

All the way back to Husavik, we stopped at a Gated where there are ancient stone cracks extending to the south, some of the houses built on it without hesitation. It is far from a closed area Gjatykki. On the north side of the existing highway-alias Skalftavatn earthquake-formed lake by earthquakes that occur repeatedly. Not far from there, the zone of brittle cracks under the Arctic Ocean.

The next day Arni and Inga took us past the point F35 in the highlands of the west side. It passes through fissures where magma geothermal energy to work the land. After we shared a farewell Reykjavik city childhood Inga, Hafnrfjordur, called "Cities in Lava." Stunning, brightly painted houses contrasts with the surrounding black, barren lava flows due to thousands of years old.

We headed to Keflavik international airport in the Mid-Atlantic mountain peaks. This is the first landscape seen by the tourists. We need not have worried, they came to Iceland not to see the volcano. They fear if at any time Katla erupted. Be volcanic sites in Iceland we can freely enjoy themselves.

Iceland is a place, as it is said Omar, where you can see the earth in a state not known, concern, unforgettable panorama. Eruption is dangerous and should be aware of, but also the legitimate enjoyment.

Our friends Icelandic origin, both old and new, have demonstrated how she cried coexist with lava. As we flew back to North America, I realized that never saw the eruption. So maybe I will stay in the pack and
traveled volcano.

Behind us, a volcano looked fast asleep, but her stomach was ready to explode

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Danger Power Plant

Danger Power Plant

at the north end zone of fracture is Myvatn, a lake known for its diversity of shallow water bird species (including 25 species of duck) and geological uniqueness: the fracture contains hot springs that can swim; Hverfjall ash crater, formed by a single eruption; Dimmuborgir , aka Dark Castle, tangled maze of volcanic rocks and 'pseudocraters, "bursts of water vapor from the molten lava. This lake also has a spa which utilizes geothermal, Myvatn Nature Baths, a mini version of the Blue Lagoon spa.

I want to explore the area to the north, where there Krafla volcano whose existence is threatened by a network of geothermal power plants are built nearby in the 1970s. One volcanic eruption, leaving fissures. Magma out of the other hole. Over the years, "Krafla Fires" spewing its contents. During a visit in 1981, I explored a layer of black lava (remind me to check the shoes).

Three decades passed and lava ... it's still the same! Black. now, we crossed it. Lava flows covering the grassy valley, "As someone paved landscape," Sally said, "and walked away." Apparently it took decades, even centuries until the moss and grass here can breed.

Operating geothermal power enough good here and worth a look. There is a jeep track to the area on the northern tip nicknamed Gjastykki, but the area was closed, waiting for the declaration of a geothermal power plant proposed by Omar. Gjastykki is parallel cracks where you can find out how on earth to form new crack.

"But you can not come before the place is equipped wells, pipelines and power lines," Omar complained. "It makes no sense!"

People like Omar and Bjork have run out of patience. "You can make a lot of money to develop tourism," a geologist argued. Should Gjastykki used for industry or preserved as a world heritage site? So this is debatable.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Sesari Tari

Ungkapan klasik ”sejauh-jauh burung terbang akhirnya pulang ke sarang” berlaku bagi I Ketut Rina (50). Sejak usia 11 tahun ia sudah keliling Eropa bersama rombongan penari Dongeng dari Dirah pimpinan koreografer kawakan Sardono W Kusumo. Sejak itu, karma hidup Rina tak jauh-jauh dari

Pada sore hari, lelaki berambut gondrong itu acap kali terlihat nongkrong di tepi jalan. Sealin juntaian rambutnya melewati bahu, kumis dan jambangnya yang tumbuh liar menambah sangar tampangnya. Wajah Ketut Rina sering membuat orang-orang salah duga: preman atau seniman? Predikat itu hanay dibatasi selaput tipis yagn muadh termbus pandang. Jadi, bisa seniman, bisa juga preman, Ha?