Pixie

Pixie

Posted on 07/10/2010


Photo taken on July  6, 2010


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streets
recession
wilderness
heather
Iceland
Hafnarfjörður
so 2007
documentary my dear Watson...


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Stairs...

Stairs... 

... leading only to wilderness.


Just above the area where I live, the town of Hafnarfjörður had planned a whole new area of habitation in 2007. They had already sold lots, laid roads, built stairs up the hills and put up street lights. Then came the recession and nobody could afford to buy the lots or build the houses.

Now, more than two years later, the area is still the same... no houses, no people, no nothing... well, nothing but a lot of roads, stairs and street lights (never lit). It is a bit surreal being there... but it is also great for running, cycling... and thinking.

I kind of like being up there all alone, listening to the birds and smelling the heather vegetation...

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13 comments - The latest ones
Matzefatze
Matzefatze
definitely surreal. i like it!
4 years ago.
Pixie has replied to Matzefatze
Thanks Matzefatze! :o)
4 years ago.
Nadine
Nadine
Quel dommage....photo insolite
4 years ago.
Pixie has replied to Nadine
Thanks Nadine :o)
4 years ago.
MikeRunner
MikeRunner
Strange but interesting place.
4 years ago.
Pixie has replied to MikeRunner
It sure is... thanks Mike :o)
4 years ago.
John
John
There are places like that here too, where sub-divisions were planned, some homes were built, and then the recession hit. We didn't get it as bad as you, but it definitley put the brakes on developement.
4 years ago.
Pixie has replied to John
It sure did... and maybe we were getting a bit ahead of ourselves...
4 years ago.
Angela
Angela
Looks sad...
4 years ago.
Pixie has replied to Angela
A bit yes... it will be interesting to see if they will continue to build there later or if nature will prevail. Personally I'm rooting for the nature... ;o)
4 years ago.
Sibbi
Sibbi
En hvernig datt þeim í hug að einhver vildi búa þarna undir þessum hrikalega ljótu háspennu möstrum, svo ekki sé nú talað um rafsegulmengun frá línunum ?!?!?!
3 years ago.
Pixie has replied to Sibbi
Það er spurning já... línan liggur þvert í gegnum það sem átti að verða hverfi þarna!
3 years ago.
Gisli
Gisli
Ah ég sá þetta einmitt um daginn, svolítið súrrealískt fyrirbæri. Töff mynd af þessu.
3 years ago.