Iceland - 2009

Type: Stockshots [long]   Référence: I061551   Durée: 41:34  Lieu: Iceland,Reykjavík - Zoo,Reykjavík - Landsbankinn,Reykjavík - Tollhusid,Reykjavík - Town Hall,Skógar - Folk Museum,Reykjavík - University of Iceland,Reykjavík - Port,Grindavík - Blue Lagoon,Reykjavík - Pearl Observatory,Reykjavík - Forex Office,Reykjavík - Íslandsbanki,Reykjavík - SPRON Bank,Reykjavík - Byr Bank,Reykjavík - Kaupthing Bank,Reykjavík - Stock Exchange,Reykjavík - National Bank of Iceland,Reykjavík - Hofdi House,Reykjavík - Hallgrímskirkia,Reykjavík - Parliament,Thingvellir,Reykjavík
This stockshot on Iceland includes the following images: - General views: Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland, the main buildings of the capital, and the surrounding landscapes; - Education: University of Iceland; - Agriculture: herds of sheep, cows, horses, and wheat fields; - Fishing: fishing on a Icelandic fishing boat; - Environment: recycling bins, hydrogen station, hydrogepowered buses, SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle), traffic, and 2 stations for monitoring air quality; - Research: Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant at Hengill, and Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Iceland, in Reykjavík; - Culture: Skogar Open Air Folk Museum, and Association of Icelandic Folk Dancers.

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00:00:00 Title 00:00:20
00:00:20 Credits and title 00:00:04
00:00:24 General view of Reykjavík, capital of Iceland 00:00:24
00:00:48 Hallgrímskirkja, or Hallgrímur's Church, the tallest and most striking church in Iceland, undergoing renovations, June 2009 (2 shots) 00:00:13
00:01:01 Statue of Leif Ericson, Icelandic explorer (2 shots) 00:00:10
00:01:11 Map of Reykjavík (2 shots) 00:00:10
00:01:21 Prime Minister's office (2 shots) 00:00:11
00:01:32 Parliament (3 shots) 00:00:10
00:01:42 Pond with ducks and City Hall (4 shots) 00:00:24
00:02:06 Tollhusid, Customs House (3 shots) 00:00:17
00:02:23 Hofdi House (2 shots)This is where the Summit between Ronald Reagan, President of the United States, and Mikhail Gorbachev, President of USSR, took place in October 1986. 00:00:10
00:02:33 National Bank of Iceland (2 shots) 00:00:09
00:02:42 Iceland Stock Exchange (3 shots) 00:00:15
00:02:57 Financial Centre: under construction, delayed due to the crisis (2 shots) 00:00:16
00:03:13 Kaupthing Bank (3 shots) 00:00:21
00:03:34 Byr Bank (3 shots) 00:00:14
00:03:48 Spron Bank, with panel indicating "The bank is closed" (3 shots) 00:00:14
00:04:02 Islandsbanki Bank (2 shots) 00:00:09
00:04:11 Panel with exchange rates and Landsbankinn (3 shots) 00:00:15
00:04:26 Forex Office and panel with exchange rates (7 shots) 00:00:37
00:05:03 Harbour 00:00:09
00:05:12 Tour whale watching (9 shots) 00:00:48
00:06:00 Harbour (4 shots) 00:00:19
00:06:19 "Solfar", (Sun Voyager), sculpture made by Jón Gunnar Árnason (3 shots) 00:00:23
00:06:42 "Pearl" Observatory (3 shots) 00:00:23
00:07:05 Thingvellir (south-west of Iceland): This is the site of the ancient Icelandic Parliament and a UNESCO Heritage Site (9 shots). 00:00:58
00:08:03 Strokkur geyser, east of Reykjavík (5 shots) 00:00:48
00:08:51 Gullfoss Waterfalls, east of Reykjavík (7 shots) 00:00:51
00:09:42 Blue Lagoon, Grindavík: The Blue Lagoon geothermal seawater is known for its active ingredients and healing power. The origin of the seawater is from 2000 meters beneath the surface. As it passed through porous lava, a blend of sea and fresh water undergoes mineral exchange and as it nears the surface, concentration occurs, due to vaporization, evaporation and finally, sedimentation. The Blue Lagoon holds six million liters of water, all of which is renewed in a period of 40 hours. The water's temperature is 37-39°C and the geothermal seawater's special ecosystem has a self-cleansing effect (6 shots). 00:00:30
00:10:12 Title 00:00:05
00:10:17 University of Iceland : exterior views of the main buildingSituated in the heart of Reykjavík, the University of Iceland (State University) is a progressive educational and scientific institution, renowned in the global scientific community for its research (2 shots). 00:00:18
00:10:35 Interior of the main building (5 shots) 00:00:23
00:10:58 Lecture at the University of Iceland: lesson on entrepreneurship (9 shots) 00:00:58
00:11:56 University of Iceland: exterior views of the building, where the university bookstore, cafeteria and student services are located (2 shots) 00:00:12
00:12:08 University of Iceland: interior views with students sitting in the study rooms (7 shots) 00:00:47
3.AGRICULTUREIn Iceland, agriculture was the mainstay occupation for centuries. And censuses from the mid-19th century show that 70-80% of the nation, then lived from farming, but this proportion decreased during the 20th century. Family farming is the most common type of farming and in 2002, 3.9% of the Icelandic labour market was employed in agriculture. As only 1% of the total land area is cultivated, most farm production is used for domestic consumption. Primary agricultural products exported, include cheese and meat, especially tender highland lamb.
00:12:55 Title 00:00:04
00:12:59 Sheep (3 shots) 00:00:17
00:13:16 Herds of cows (3 shots) 00:00:14
00:13:30 Cattle being taken back to the farm (9 shots) 00:00:53
00:14:23 Farmer nursing calves on the farm (16 shots) 00:01:40
00:16:03 Sheep and horses (8 shots) 00:00:44
00:16:47 Wheat field (5 shots) 00:00:32
4.FISHINGIceland is the second largest island in Europe, after the United Kingdom. The productivity of Icelandic waters is fairly high, caused both by temperature driven blending of sunlit surface waters, with nutrient rich deep waters, and the mixing of the cold and warm ocean currents. Total fishing catches in Icelandic waters increased in the late 1970s, and has fluctuated between 1 and 2 million annually since. These fluctuations are explained by the volatile changes in the size of the capelin stock, which makes up roughly half of the total recent catch.
00:17:19 Title 00:00:04
00:17:23 Reykjavík Harbour: general views (6 shots) 00:00:35
00:17:58 Icelandic fishing boat (6 shots) 00:00:30
00:18:28 Nets being cast into the sea (6 shots) 00:00:45
00:19:13 Captain's cabin (10 shots) 00:00:58
00:20:11 Fishermen removing nets full of fish (15 shots) 00:01:50
00:22:01 Sorting, cleaning and conserving fish in ice (15 shots) 00:01:31
00:23:32 Fish, sorted by type, stored in different containers with ice (13 shots) 00:01:10
00:24:42 Captain waiting for the fish report, that includes the weight and the different captured species at the end of the fishing trip. 00:00:15
00:24:57 Fish report established by the fishermen (2 shots) 00:00:10
00:25:07 Fisherman giving the captain the fish report (2 shots) 00:00:19
00:25:26 General view of the boat and of the sea 00:00:07
00:25:33 Title 00:00:05
00:25:38 Waste management: recycling dustbins (5 shots) 00:00:29
00:26:07 Hydrogen station (7 shots) 00:00:33
00:26:40 Hydrogen buses (4 shots) 00:00:22
00:27:02 Normal bus 00:00:06
00:27:08 SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle) (8 shots) 00:00:41
00:27:49 Traffic: SUV, cars, buses with lights on (7 shots) 00:00:33
00:28:22 Air quality monitoring station, is located in an area with heavy traffic, which is the most polluted area of Reykjavík (8 shots). 00:00:59
00:29:21 Air quality monitoring station in Reykjavík zoo, that is a family park and not polluted (10 shots). 00:00:54
00:30:15 Title 00:00:04
00:30:19 Hellisheidi Geothermal Plant: exterior shots (2 shots)Situated at Hengill, an active volcanic ridge in South West Iceland, the Hellisheidi Geothermal Plant is used to meet increasing demand for electricity and hot water, for space heating in the industrial and domestic sectors. Reykjavík Energy owns and operates the Hellisheidi geothermal area, where research is carried out to assess the environmental impact of the power plant. This is especially true for groundwater research. Research indicates that there is potential for 300 MW of electricity, and 400 MW of heat and, with connections to the adjacent areas, the plant could be substantially enlarged. 00:00:10
00:30:29 Hellisheidi Geothermal Plant: interactive panel (5 shots) 00:00:49
00:31:18 Engine unit (9 shots) 00:00:56
00:32:14 Steam separators (3 shots) 00:00:19
00:32:33 Boring (7 shots) 00:00:39
00:33:12 Pipelines from the boreholes (2 shots) 00:00:10
00:33:22 General views of the Hellisheidi Geothermal Plant (2 shots) 00:00:10
00:33:32 University of Iceland, Faculty of the Pharmaceutical Sciences: laboratory (2 shots)The Faculty of the Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Iceland is an educational and research institution of international standing, which has close ties with Icelandic industry and society. 00:00:10
00:33:42 Corridors (2 shots) 00:00:15
00:33:57 Student working on the preparation of a cream in a pharmaceutical laboratory (15 shots) 00:01:36
00:35:33 Students working on research's computers with a professor (12 shots) 00:01:37
00:37:10 Title 00:00:05
00:37:15 Skógar Open Air Folk Museum was opened in 1949, under the responsibility of Thordur Tomasson, who started the collection of artefacts and houses and continues to do so. In 2005, there were 13 houses in the museum grounds. His great literary achievements are mainly based on old traditions, sociology, demography, museology and mythology. In 1997, Thordur Tomasson was awarded an honourary doctorate by the University of Iceland. 00:00:07
00:37:22 Farms constructed in peat : exterior and interior views (12 shots) 00:01:12
00:38:34 General view of the open air museum 00:00:06
00:38:40 School (6 shots) 00:00:38
00:39:18 Open air museum 00:00:09
00:39:27 Exterior views of the church (3 shots) 00:00:17
00:39:44 Interior views of the church : Thordur Tomasson, founder of the museum, playing the harmonium (7 shots) 00:00:35
00:40:19 Reykjavík Folk Dance Association : Icelandic folk dancers (8 shots)The Reykjavík Folk Dance Association was founded on 17/06/1951, the Icelandic national holiday. Its main purpose is to study and spread knowledge of national folk-dances, and related activity as a part of the Icelandic heritage. 00:01:03
00:41:22 Copyright 00:00:12
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