Imagine Peace Tower
For more photos of the Peace Tower and yesterday’s celebration, search the hashtag #imaginepeacetower, follow @visitreykjavik, and check out the Friðarsúlan í Viðey (Imagine Peace Tower) and Viðey location pages.
The Imagine Peace Tower on Viðey Island in Kollafjörður Bay, Iceland, is a memorial to John Lennon from his widow, Yoko Ono. A tall “tower of light” is projected from the tower’s white stone monument that has the words “Imagine Peace” carved into it in 24 languages. On a clear night, the light can reach altitudes of at least 4000 meters. The power for the lights is provided by Iceland’s geo-thermal energy grid.
I see the moon, the moon sees me.
i love this
This is my most favourite thing in the world
Felix Baumgartner’s Historic Jump
Want to see more photos of the jump? Take a look at the Red Bull Stratos Mission Control location page, the @redbullstratos, @redbull, @joergmitter, and @limeximages accounts, as well as the hashtags #felixbaumgartner and #stratos
Earlier today, Felix Baumgartner took a stratospheric balloon flight to 127,000 feet (37,000 meters) and then, he jumped. The freefall jump was an attempt to become the first man to break the speed of sound (690 miles or 1,110 kilometers per hour). It lasted 4 minutes and 22 seconds and according to indicators provided by the @redbullstratos team, Baumgartner surpassed Mach 1. His jump came exactly 65 years to the day after Chuck Yeager became the first man to break the sound barrier in an airplane.
Jökulsárlón: Iceland’s Glacier Lagoon
Jökulsárlón, located in southeastern Iceland, is a 60 year old lagoon filled with giant drifting icebergs. More than 100 meters (300 feet) of ice breaks away from the tongue of the outlet glacier Breiðamerkurjökull, floats slowly towards the mouth of the lagoon, and eventually joins the Atlantic Ocean.
The ice lagoon is home to some spectacular views of Europe’s largest ice cap and is one of Iceland’s most visited places. Commercial boat tours began running daily starting just after the Jökulsárlón’s feature film debut in the 1985 James Bond movie A View To Kill.