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An amazing video, It takes your breath away, please watch!

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Fragments of Iceland

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Medieval bifolium from an Old Norse saga manuscript: AM 567 4to xviii (1500s).

This medieval manuscript fragment is an interesting example I’ve found of a bifolium separated from its quire. This might sound a little technical, but it can be quite simple to understand with a bit of an explanation. In the Middle Ages, manuscripts were put together by folding sheets of vellum (animal skin) and stacking them within each other.

Each folded sheet is a bifolium, which created two leaves (folia); each leaf has two sides, –– therefore each bifolium makes four manuscript ‘pages’. This photoset shows the four pages of a bifolium, and you can clearly see the centre fold, especially in Photos 2–3 where string secures it to its modern protective paper cover.

Now, a number of bifolia together make what is called a quire, or gathering. You could also call it a booklet. It is clear when reading the saga in this example that there are missing bifolia –– missing pages –– because there is a gap in the story from the bottom of the page in Photo 2 to the top of the page in Photo 3. This single folded sheet is all that survives of this particular saga from this particular manuscript; the rest of it is lost.

Other interesting things these images show us include

  • missing initial capital letters at the start of some paragraphs (e.g. Photos 1 and 3; compare with the lightly sketched initial in Photo 2),
  • the beginning of a new chapter set out in red ink (Photo 3),
  • faint traces of other writing in the bottom margins (Photos 3 and 4),
  • the contrast between the hair side of the animal skin (Photos 1 and 4) and the flesh side (Photos 2 and 3),
  • and evidence that this bifolium was used as a scrap, perhaps as part of the cover of another book, before being preserved in its current library home (e.g. the dirty lines and faded text in Photos 1 and 4).
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To build a Home by The Cinematic Orchestra

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Fragments of Iceland by Lea Amiel and Nicolas Libersalle

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Beautiful Iceland.

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FRAGMENTS OF ICELAND [VIDEO]

A short film by Lea Amiel and Nicolas Libersalle. Music credits ‘To build a Home' by The Cinematic Orchestra

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Fragments of Iceland.

Beautiful film - feels like our time around the ring road.

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FRAGMENTS OF ICELAND A short film by Lea Amiel and Nicolas Libersalle Follow us on Facebook : http://ift.tt/18GJuw3 Music Credits : To build a Home by The Cinematic Orchestra Buy the song from Itunes : http://ift.tt/J8LtZe // Fragments of Iceland by Lea et Nicolas Features

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FRAGMENTS OF ICELAND
A short film by Lea Amiel and Nicolas Libersalle
Music Credits : To build a Home by The Cinematic Orchestra

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Fragments of Iceland by Nicolas Libersalle. Music Credits : To build a Home by The Cinematic Orchestra
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FRAGMENTS OF ICELAND,

a short film by Lea Amiel and Nicolas Libersalle

"Once, I got lost

So I thought I’d take a plane

before I go insane.

Here’s what i found:

missing pieces

and…

Everything makes sens now.”

No I do not have great ideas to share about this video, but I must admit it grew my desire to travel. These images, these framings, this music. Anything is perfect to have atmosphere nostaligique. And I appreciate the video quality, I feel small deal with it all that. Finally, this kind of video allows us to detach ourselves our problems and everyday stress. No? When I have a lot of work and I am very stressed, that’s what I do. It’s not the best method but that relaxes me, as a cigarette relaxes a smoker. But my therapy costs less and it’s a puff fresh air! 

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Fragments of Iceland by Lea et Nicolas Features

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Fragments of Iceland …by Lea Amiel y Nicolas Libersalle.

Islandia me sigue persiguiendo, ya nos veremos y sabré del porqué me siento tan atraído a ti.

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