Our last night in Reykjavik was spent at the art deco Hotel Borg. It’s a great hotel to stay in if you want to see what a miniature version of a European city looks like – with its cafes, nightclubs, restaurants buzzing. Plus, in our case, an easily accessed laundromat cafe. I spent quite a nice time reading through some provided copies of local music magazines while waiting for the clothes to wash. Though, when we got there, we discovered the Borg doesn’t have parking, which led to a moment where we arrived in our hire car, unloaded the car and then got hit with a parking fine as we checked in. The hotel, though, being of class, picked up the tab.  I would recommend, however, feeding the meter before you check in.

1 – 4. Hotel Borg Design. The Borg, which has been recently redecorated, really played on the fact it was built in the Art Deco period.

Hotel Borg Elevator

Hotel Borg Elevator

Statue in the Hotel Borg

Statue in the Hotel Borg

More Figurines

More Figurines

Hotel Borg Exterior

Hotel Borg Exterior

5. Goodbye – Harpa at Night. The next morning, while it was still dark at 6am, I was out and about, having had trouble sleeping.  I talked to the doorman on duty and mentioned that if it was Sydney, there would be people out and about, getting ready for the day. This surprised him. In Reykjavik, there was no-one but us – nothing open but the petrol stations.  However, Harpa’s lights are on at all times, switching into different patterns. This was the last, lingering image of Iceland.

Harpa at Night

Harpa at Night

Actually, no it wasn’t. This was the last photo I took in Iceland. This video shop.

James Bond

James Bond

 

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Five Photos a Day – Glancing at Europe – Day 9 Part 2 – Iceland – Hotel Borg and Goodbye

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