REYKJAVIK - AUGUST 2008
Reykjavík, at 64°08' latitude north, is the world's most northern national capital. Located in south-western Iceland, on the southern shore of Faxaflói Bay, it has a population of around 120,000 residents and receives around 100,000 visitors for the Reykjavik Cultural Night. No wonder the town was quite busy on August 23rd, 2008. But neither Björk nor Gudjohnsen were there...
"RADISSON 1919 - The Suite 406 was nice, had a Nespresso machine and a decent view. It looked much cosier after the down pouring we caught to get to the hotel from across the closed to the traffic street (due to the marathon restrictions)..."
"ICELANDIC TROLL - I wonder who destroyed part of the sword"
"LAUGAVEGUR - Notwithstanding the rain, the main shopping street was quite busy"
"TOURIST OFFICE - There was an Exchange Office where you could get some one hundred kroner per one euro; less than two months later, the rate of exchange reached more than three hundred kroner per each euro..."
"NO SATURDAY WITHOUT SUN"
"OLD HOUSE, WHITE"
"SUN CRAFT - The Sun Voyager, a.k.a. the Viking ship, is a sculpture by Jon Gunnar Arnason, an Icelandic artist born in 1931 and deceased in 1989"
"BAR - Another one..."
"CHRISTIAN IX - Europe's Father-In-Law, as his six children married into other royal houses"
"THE OLDEST HOUSE IN REYKJAVIK is a restaurant"
"THE PEARL RESTAURANT - At the top of the Perlan building, a landmark in Reykjavik, there is a revolving restaurant. The view is nice, but the prices were suffering from an inflated Icelandic krone: one hundred and eighty euro for two, without any special wine..."
"HALLGRIMSKIRKJA - At sunset, in the rain"