• Protection against avalanches
  • Destroyed by an avalanche in 1995
  • A house with its own protection
  • Looks like a pyramid !!! - Boscardin Francesco

Flateyri, Iceland

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A devastating avalanche in October 1995 killled 20 people, a significant fraction of Flateyri's approx. 300 inhabitants, in one of the worst natural disasters in modern Iceland. The large ridges, more than 10 m tall, were built after the catastrophe to deflect future avalanches and protect the village.

Near Ísafjörður (Isafjordur), in Vestfirðir (Westfjords), Iceland

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  1. Digo_Souza 23 months ago | reply

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  3. ali849 22 months ago | reply

    nice place

  4. iJoydeep 21 months ago | reply

    So beautiful capture

  5. ArtemisPhoto7 21 months ago | reply

    The clarity is beautiful! Wonderful photo

  6. qq410948068 21 months ago | reply

    Amazing Creator of Nature

  7. pinguin1961 14 months ago | reply

    Really fantastic and beautiful!
    Wirklich fantastisch und schön!

  8. SBA73 14 months ago | reply

    Impressive views, and impressive protections. I've seen much smaller 'bunkers' against avalanches in Switzerland:

    www.flickr.com/photos/7455207@N05/1874480784/

  9. aaber1 14 months ago | reply

    i love this blue lake and nice homes :)

  10. snow41 14 months ago | reply

    Very interesting.

  11. Inocent-e 14 months ago | reply

    preciosa vista panorçamica grata de contemplar saludos

    Copyrigh
    vive la vida y sé feliz
    antes de hacerte viej@
    que la vida es corta
    ¡¡ ikusi arte !!

  12. 1001 Rabbits 14 months ago | reply

    Sad story ...but an amazing picture :-))

  13. Varvara_R 11 months ago | reply

    Gorgeous photo

  14. mareblu2013 3 months ago | reply

    great colors! beautiful place

  15. Chip_n_thePNW 6 weeks ago | reply

    from Seattle ..... Thanks ..... a real pleasure !

  16. tognio62 2 weeks ago | reply

    Wonderful capture !

  17. Antonio Mesa Latorre 2 weeks ago | reply

    Siempre he pensado que la estructura o composición de una fotografía es tan importante como su tema.
    Perfecta composición
    Perfecto colorido y tonos
    Perfecta iluminación
    Perfecta nitidez
    Simplemente perfecta
    Felicidades
    Gracias por tus amables comentarios

  18. ana - rosa 2 weeks ago | reply

    Impresionante historia y una gran foto. Me gusta mucho la tranquilidad y el color del agua.
    Saludos.

  19. Susan Roehl 2 weeks ago | reply

    Outstanding landscape image, Martin, such wonderful detail and captured so well.

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