Yesterday I read in a Belgian newspaper that Icelandic tourism has gone through the roof and that this is not necessarily a good thing. To illustrate the statement the journalist had selected a couple of pictures of an overcrowded Blue Lagoon, the famous geothermal spa in the proximity of Reykjavik. Research learned that tourism now accounts for a whopping 34 percent of Iceland’s export revenue, nearly twice the amount that it did in 2010. After the economic collapse followed by a prolonged volcanic disruption, Iceland has certainly welcomed the influx of tourists but it has become too much of a good thing… It reminded me of a trip I made to that very same spa in September 2013. Cleary, things have changed and not necessarily for the better – Blue Lagoon, Iceland.
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I’ve been living in and traveling to the USA for decades… And, the more I travel in the US the more I realize just how much of it there is to see. I still haven't been to Yellowstone or Yosemite or some of the smaller states. I have only seen a tiny slice of Texas, and have a huge amount of the Midwest left to explore. And then there are the places I always want to go back to — places like the Bay Area, Chicago and New England. Even though I have SO MUCH more to see, here are some of the highlights from my US travel.
"Photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with how you see them."
I just like to take pictures, I just push the button. I never worked in the darkroom, I never studied photography or journalism; I’m just a passionate photographer.
"Success is the ability to go from failure to failure, without a loss of enthusiasm”
Sir Winston Churchill
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