Flower Day

Skólavörðurstígur in Reykjavík
The Saturday before last was Flower Day in Reykjavik. I went for a stroll with Óðinn in his belly pack and noticed that just about every woman I passed on Skólavörðurstígur (the street leading up to the big church) held a rose in her hand. Valentína, who was holding a tombóla with Marsibil at the top of Skólavörðurstígur told me when I went to visit their enterprise (they made over $25 each that day!) that someone was handing out flowers to women downtown, though she didn't know who. I didn't make it far enough on my walk to find out, but I did see this charming group of people with their watering cans. It must have been an acting troupe....they were very cute and kind of pranced about watering things like parking meters and garbage cans. We definitely more of this type of urban attraction here in our little city!

4 comments:

Lola said...

What a lovely photo!

Anonymous said...

I would like to thank you for the glimpse into Iceland and the passionate enjoyment you show for your country. My husband is of scandinavian heritage, and when he announced "We're going to Iceland!" well, one has no choice but to admire his sense of adventure. (And start saving money like mad!)

We will be arriving shortly for a week-long holiday, and I have enjoyed all your photos, good tips and "insider info" that will make me feel quite at home when we arrive.

Thanks again,

Laura (Canada)

Kirkcaldy Kanka said...

Aye, looks well minted up there in the heid o the world. Ah want tae gaun there wan day but there's nae Ryan Air the noo. Tae pricey man. Can ye no just get a joab as a fisherman and dae wan up tae Iceland. Pure braw wee country like. Got tae gaun one day. We're aw doon in Scotland. Doon Kirkcaldy way. Great place tae get pished, but nae fit birds. We're aw mental pish heids. Nae culture. Nice tae see a wee bit ae culture mind you. Cheers. CUFAK

Anonymous said...

I just returned from 8 days in Iceland and have to say that it is the most beautiful country I have visited. Reykjavik is very cosmpolitan and easy to navigate. The bus system is one of the best in the world, and the people are very warm once the "ice" is broken.
I went to Iceland with about 150 words of Icelandic in my repertoire, and it served me well in a few situations, such as the Laugadalur thermal pool, the Fjorukrain restaurant in Hafnarfjordur and my visits to Gulfoss, Geysir, Borg, Reykholt, Whale Fjord and Thingvellir. I sampled many of the Icelandic culinary delights, such as lamb, hakal, puffin, whale and last but not least, Brennivin.

I plan to return soon.

Phil