Saturday, August 22, 2015

Lady's Birthday Adventure Part 9

Today is the second last post in our Icelandic adventure. I hope you have enjoyed it.

Last week Madi asked, "How many pictures did you take?"  The answer is not 87 million, it is 1998. For me that is not too many in 10 days. I love photography, but I am working on not just seeing the world through the lens of my camera.

Easy asked if the tiny blue dot by the cave was the Man. Yep, it was. It was one heck of a cave. Easy also asked if we could say the names of the places we visited. No we couldn't. We sort of made up our own names or waited for the GPS to say them.

Today we are leaving nature and going into where we started our trip, in and around Reykjavik. About 200,000 of the 325, 000 island residents live in this area. For the island, it is a big city. It was a clean city, but I didn't fall in love with it. I fell in love with the country away from the city.

Here are a few of the highlights from this area:

A sign we could read

The cemetery. I love visiting cemeteries, especially in other countries. It shows how death is viewed

At the harbour

One of the statues in a statue garden

Because the name Loki always makes me smile

Outside Hallgrimskirkja Church

The organist in the church

The organ

The city from above

More looking down

In the botanical gardens

A dance with a handsome stranger! 

This little museum that every book etc. said should be open but wasn't! It made us laugh a lot
As you can see, I didn't take nearly as many pictures in the city. In part, many museums didn't allow any pictures and in part because I didn't pick Iceland for the Reykjavik. I picked it for all the nature.

Next week will be my last post on this trip. We will go back to maybe where we should have started, with the Vikings. Because without them, there would be no Iceland.


  1. the church looks impressing, I love it that they picked such an outstanding shape! I like it to to visit cemeteries, it sometimes says more than any book about the country and the people who live there. we always have a problem when the GPS says the name of a place, it's either a bug or they had a funny moment at says Par-que-weris or Fawn-tin-blawe :o)

  2. that is one cool church - looks like a jet fighter plane standing upright :)

  3. Such an interesting country
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  4. Hari OM
    Add my voice to the amazement at the structure of that church; I love architecture and this is outstanding! I do find there are places around rural Scotland which run to a timetable different from that advertised... things still to be learned about being ready for tourists &*>

    Have really enjoyed these retrospectives of your trip... YAM xx

  5. At least Reykjavik has charm and isn't just tall building after tall building, looking like a generic city! The church is incredible!

  6. Thanks for more wonderful photos of your trip! We enjoyed seeing them. What colorful buildings and such an amazing church!

  7. After seeing all of these posts and seeing the Iceland footage on Sense8...I think I am going to put Iceland on my bucket list!!

  8. The botanical garden house thing is so cool! And nearly 2000 really isn't that much for a trip like that! Men, I swear. ;p

  9. Wow, our mom would have taken 87 million photos just of the outside of that church! Talk about angular! We are enjoying your photos from your trip! Also, mom likes to look at cemeteries too!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  10. It is a pretty city, but I can see where it would be tough to love a city when surrounded by so much gorgeous nature!


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