þriðjudagur, júlí 18, 2006


One of the classical names of these parts. There are many.

Albany, Albion, albus, albedo. Albus is white, and so Albany is the white city. Albion should be the white land, the shining land. There is an old British (not English) root under the name; I was once told it meant something like shining and referred to the surface of the Earth. Albedo gives more than a hint of that sense, one might say reflects that deep root.

Here the surface of the earth is a dark, rough green.

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