Me and My Grandfather In Iceland: Pictures from 1955, 1956 and 2016

Patrick Cunningham
Oct 4, 2016 · 9 min read

Iceland a Land of Change


R0bert Marker as his plane begins to Land at Keflavik Air Force Base

“We could see if it’s useful for us well — It’ld be useful to them to— to occupy it.”

Landing in Iceland 2016
A double decker cargo/passenger plane
Keflavík International Airport (2016)
A view along an unknown road looking out over Hvalfjördur, a fjord near Qualifuer Security Camp
Looking toward Reykjavik at another Road and Water, 2016
Quonset Huts on the Side of a Mountain, Qualifuer Security Camp
Hiking on the side of Mount Esja, just outside of Reykjavik, 2016

“What do you do if you get lost in an Icelandic Forest?…. You stand up!”

Looking through the harbor to Reykjavik on Christmas Day, 1955
Ships in the Old Harbor of Reykjavik, 2016
A Street in Reykjavik
A Street in Reykjavik 2016

“It wasn’t colorful like that when I was there.”

Fishing Ships from a fishing village near Keflavik Airforce Base
Fishing Ships in Siglufjörður Iceland, 2016
Fish Drying Racks (in use)
Fish Drying Racks (Not in use), 2016
Children Standing in Front of a Dock.

Patrick Cunningham

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A Civil Engineer Who Loves Sweden, Food, Swedish Food, and Water

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