01 July 2010

centre de la terre

standing before this giant, it's easy to see how Jules Verne's imagination ran wild when he saw Snæfellsjökull.

In Sneffels Joculis craterem, quem delibat umbra Scartaris, Julii intra kalendas descende, audax viator, et terrestre centrum attinges; quod feci. Arne Saknussemm.

translation
 

2 comments:

  1. Okay. Technically Verne never saw the mountain in anything other than an encyclopedia geared towards young adults. And he probably plagiarized most of his description of the mountain from said encyclopedia. But, pretentious study of the underground in 19th Century French fiction aside, I agree that the image of this volcano incites wonder and curiosity. Hope you are enjoying being back.

    ReplyDelete

Template developed by Confluent Forms LLC; more resources at BlogXpertise