Reykjavík

Been ages since I've added a new post but that's a good thing...I've been happily busy, you see.

This pic is shot from the top of the Hallgrímskirkja tower on a lovely day last year. Amazingly, the link I added above is for a Wikipedia article on this, our famously oversized church. But maybe not so odd after all when one of the first and very prolific writers for that prodigious online encyclopedia is an Icelander living in a small trailer somewhere New Mexico-ish, happily typing away and filing entry after entry on his native country.

Of course there is the ubiquitous exterior shot of the tower on the Wikipedia link, as well as one very similar to this one, taken in winter. I have to say, though, that I like mine better! ;-)

6 comments:

Rhea said...

Iceland is such a great place. I went at this time of year about 5 years ago. Crazy, unpredictable weather, but fun.

Luis said...

Have been browsing your blog for some time now. I am always struck by the amazing beauty of Iceland. Would love to visit one day.

rich said...

its been ages since i looked. and im glad i came back to see your wonderfu; blog! :)

Maria Alva said...

Glad you came by again, Rich! And Luis, Iceland would love to have you visit. Rhea, the funny thing about the weather is, its been absolutely wonderful these days...an Indian summer stretching into October, meaning its been at least 10°c and still almost every day for the past few weeks... :-)

Karen Mc Cullagh said...

Hi Maria,

I love the photos on your blog. Iceland looks amazing...keep posting.

carri said...

My name is Carri. I'm a screenwriter in Los Angeles, California doing research for a TV program on the sleeping habits of children all over the world. I'd like to include children from Africa. I'm wondering if you could help me. I'm specifically looking for where children in Iceland sleep (I assume bedrooms but are decorated a certain way? How?). What their bedtime rituals are. What they dream about. Is there anyone who can point me in the right direction and provide some colorful anecdotes? I'm at ckaruhn@msn.com. thank you.