When we made it to Reykjavik, we found it quite a different city to the one we were expecting. But it was very quirky, unusual – and with a great shopping strip. Though, that night, while walking back from dinner, my partner fell, snapping her posterior cruciate ligament, as we found out later. So, we spend a number of hours in the Landspital.
1. Blue House. We liked the vivid colours Icelanders paint their houses.
2. Quirky Shop. This shop sells a very eclectic variety of things. As one would expect.
3. Hallgrímskirkja – This Lutheran Church dominates Reykjavik – the most distinctive church we have seen. For some reason, I kept thinking of Batman.
4. Usually. Things like museums don’t often open before 11am and almost nothing is open before 10. The laid back attitude is everywhere, including in this sign for an artists’ studio.
5. Harpa Concert Hall. One of the other great landmarks in Reykjavik is the recently completed Harpa Concert Hall. Here it is in the day.
Bonus. At night, this is the sign in the window of Big Lebowski’s, the most American style bar in the main street. Iceland – completely inclusive. I’d like to see this sign on every bar in Australia.