Tuesday, 1 December 2009
I have a little dream to see the Northern Lights and stay at the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Lapland. Apparently, I'm not the only one. I sat transfixed as I saw Joanna Lumley's journey to Lapland and her magnificent reaction to the Northern Lights and the midnight sun. At the end of the programme, ballerina man and I looked at each other in silence, a silence that confirmed that we HAVE to go see it ourselves soon. So I pledge in writing that I will not let it remain a dream.
There's something about icy landscapes that has always appealed to me. It's when viewing them that I really understand the philosophy behind the term "sublime" and just what all those eighteenth- and nineteenth-century philosophers were talking about when they penned their own reactions to the grandeur of snow and ice. And really, isn't an ice castle the most magnificent and magical thing you ever heard of?
I'm curious to know what's on your dream travel list ...
All images are from this wonderful website.