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Rift Valley from above | by Dean Ayres
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Rift Valley from above

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A view of Þingvellir from the top of Almannagjá, the rift wall.

 

Just off the bottom of the picture is the site of the Hotel Valhöll, which burnt down 8 weeks before my visit. All that was visible was some hard standing (the car park?), some freshly-laid turf, and some cut down trees, the bark of the stumps showing scorch marks. It looks as if they are returning the site to nature. The area is a national park, after all.

 

en.hotelvalholl.is/

 

Raw processing using DXO Optics Pro, simulating Fuji Astia 100

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Taken on September 7, 2009