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Photo and caption by andrea barletta

The nature has shown us its violent side. Slowly softening through pillows of moss reinviting us to keep in contact and to abandon ourselves to its breath, to its beat. The picture was taken near Kirkjubæjarklaustur, on lava fields caused by the eruption of Laki volcano in 1783. This lava eruption was the biggest and poisonous event of its kind documented in history and created lava fields for a total area of about 565 km². The disaster lasted 8 months with repercussions throughout Europe, causing death and famine, that may have contributed to the start of the French Revolution in 1789.

Location: near Kirkjubæjarklausturn, Laki region, south part of Iceland


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