View Full Version : Unusual Geyser Activity in Iceland

2015-Apr-28, 11:19 PM
Pink geyser artist defends work (http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-32496258)
Geyser 'vandal' flees country (http://www.mbl.is/english/news/2015/04/26/geyser_vandal_flees_country/)
Artist releases video of pink geyser (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3055145/Chilean-artist-jailed-dyeing-Iceland-s-famous-natural-hot-spring-PINK-food-colouring.html)
Strokkur geyser eruption in more normal times (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strokkur)

Looks like ART to me.

2015-Apr-29, 12:23 AM
If he didn't get permission from the landowners to do this, it is vandalism and I think a fine or jail is very appropriate.

2015-Apr-29, 01:06 AM
Wow, it's deja vu all over again.

In about 1966, my family was staying in a cabin at Old Faithful, in Yellowstone National Park. I woke up early, couldn't go back to sleep, so got up and dressed to go see if I could see an eruption. Old Faithful almost immediately obliged. My mouth fell open and I said, out loud, "Pink??!!" It had been VERY pink. I asked a nearby ranger. He said I should have been there earlier, when it was red. Someone had dyed the geyser, and the staff were not at all pleased about it. They had also put dye in two or three other features in the area. They were quite concerned that it would permanently stain the cone, but it didn't. I don't think they ever caught the vandal.

If anyone can Google up an old press report about this, I'd love to see it!

2015-Apr-29, 01:27 PM
It's interesting how people take opposites stands on this. One side, "he's wrong, period". On the other side, "it's OK because it's beautiful.

Well, it is beautiful and probably did no harm, but he's also wrong and I don't agree with his argument.

'I do not ask for per*mis*sion be*cause na*ture be*longs to noone. I be*lieve in free*dom of speech and I believe na*ture does*n't be*long to cer*tain peo*ple, but to every*one.'
Well, changing nature to suit your own needs takes away from the idea that it's for everyone.

'I love mother nature. If I love a womn I give her a diamond ring. That's why I decorate nature, because I love it.'

Try that to a married woman.

I don't mind these kinds of art projects, but for nature, they should get permission and show it will do no long lasting issues.

2015-Apr-29, 09:58 PM
Can I pick on his writing?

Also . . . I am not a thing to be admired and decorated, thank you. If I don't want to wear a diamond ring, or don't want to because it's from this turkey (actually, I don't like diamonds, but anyway), I don't have to. His opinion is not the only one that matters.

2015-Apr-29, 11:11 PM
Also . . . I am not a thing to be admired and decorated, thank you.
On that same note, I don't give a diamond to admire or decorate. I do it for her benefit or feelings.