Saga Saga
September 27, 2011 7:18 PM   Subscribe

Dr. Emily Lethbridge of Cambridge University is on a year-long research trip to document the settings of Icelandic Sagas. The short documentary Memories of Old Awake beautifully captures those dramatic landscapes, and you can read more about her research on her blog The Saga-Steads of Iceland: A Twenty-First Century Pilgrimage. (via) (previously)
posted by Horace Rumpole (9 comments total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
beautiful !!! oh how I enjoy reading her blog, after visiting many of these places last year - and planning to visit more next year in the fall.

thank you Horace Rumpole for the links, and the stories.
posted by seawallrunner at 8:12 PM on September 27, 2011

Fantastic! Although Emily and I have never met, we have mutual friends, and I was always envious of the "ASNCs" upstairs. Thanks so much for posting this!
posted by honest knave at 8:54 PM on September 27, 2011

This is wonderful. Thanks!
posted by homunculus at 10:04 PM on September 27, 2011

Oh my.
posted by hototogisu at 11:58 PM on September 27, 2011

Here are some excellent B+W photos to go with your reading pleasure.
posted by adamvasco at 1:26 AM on September 28, 2011

Lethbridge's posts are very good. I've been following her blog and it's consistently fascinating.
posted by Kattullus at 5:53 AM on September 28, 2011

Fascinating stuff and the photos are just wonderful. I'm mildly frustrated by the limited story detail in the video about the sagas to go hunting for more but as a teaser it's terrific and the photography is so evocative -will be spending a lot more time on her blog.
posted by leslies at 6:41 AM on September 28, 2011

Thats brilliant. Thanks! Loads of blog reading ahead of me I see.
posted by Fence at 10:25 AM on September 28, 2011

Oh damn do I ever want to go to there.
posted by everichon at 10:54 AM on September 28, 2011

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