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Titre: Dimmuborgir
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East of des Mývatn, in Iceland.


Dimmuborgir (dimmu "dark", borgir "cities" or "forts") is a large area of unusually shaped lava fields east of Mývatn in Iceland. The Dimmuborgir area is composed of various caves and rock formations, remnants of volcanic activity that are perhaps reminiscent of an ancient collapsed citadel, with columns spewing plumes of sulfuric smoke. In Icelandic folklore, Dimmuborgir is said to connect earth with the infernal regions. In Nordic Christian lore, it is also said that Dimmuborgir is the place where Satan landed when he was casted from the heavens and created the apparent "Catacombs av helvelte" which is Norse for The Catacombs of Hell.

Mots clés: Lava
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Image sizes: 5874*2207px, 4704kb
Origin: Originally a digital image, with postprocessing
Date/Time: 20090728-132253
Camera: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Iso: 800
Speed: 1/250s
Aperture: F11.0
Focal length: 17.0mm
Aperture: 27mm
Position coordinates:WGS84 LONG -16.9096755981°, LAT 65.5907926706°, coordinates may be inaccurate!
Destination coordinates;WGS84 LONG -16.910405159°, LAT 65.5908281401°, coordinates may be inaccurate!
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Author: André M. Winter
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