Falling Rock Signs found in Iceland
vii.1999; pict. H. De Meyer
With three and five boulders Iceland stays on
the lower side of the range. (See statistics
With irregular shaped stones and more stones in the air
than on the ground everything seems pretty normal.
Only, … there is something weird with the 3-stone signs.
Study the trajectory of the 5-stones. Seems okay.
Not so with the 3-stones: the bottom stone is far
too far away from the cliff. Could it be pumice-stone
drifted away by an icy gale? Boulders carried away
by the winds; men wearing helmets
. It all fits!
vii.2000; pict. Fumio Tsukida
Visit Norway for a
discussion of this sign.
The same drawing was also found on Faeroe.
Arnarstapi, v.2001; pict. S. Visser
In my opinion - once again - stones floating
in the wind. But apart from that a very good design
radiating real menace.
I see it before my eyes: one of the old gods
sitting on the cliff-top and throwing a handful of boulders.