At 64° North Latitude and only 200 miles south of the Arctic Circle, Iceland has no shortage of cold and snow. With roughly 10% of the island covered by glaciers, the name “Iceland” seems perfectly justified.
Exceptional art has a WOW! Factor that can’t be ignored. Whatever the message, it reaches out and grabs you. First, it captures the eye, and then the mind: visually and symbolically.
Getting this photo took some perseverance. With all the selfie-shooters and the “I was there” poseurs (the most popular shot was someone’s goofy head sticking out an eye socket), I had to patiently wait my turn.
A cool, gray autumn day set the perfect mood for a stroll in Munich’s Alter Südlicher Friedhof (The Old South Cemetery). It was established as a plague cemetery outside the city gates in 1563, and because it was Munich’s only cemetery until 1868, it’s crowded with ornate gravestones and monuments of area notables.
We have to travel 5,250 miles southeast to reach the location for our next entry in the B&W Photo Challenge.
Our blogging buddy Carol at Which Way Now 101 invited us to participate in a B&W photo challenge. We don’t use many black and white shots in our blog posts, so it sounded like an interesting challenge.
“What, sir, would the people of the earth be without woman? They would be scarce, sir… almighty scarce.” ― Mark Twain
Our Weird and Wonderful series is on hiatus, and things have gotten back to normal at Gallivance. It was a fun series for us, and we’re happy to have provided an excuse for our readers to stray off the straight and narrow.