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Another brain tease from the streets and gardens of Reykjavik. This was part of this year's Reykjavik Arts Festival, though I don't know much more about it. There were at least six autos in varying states of trauma and discord sprinkled throughout the city, and if I'm not mistaken they're still there. Very fascinating and super entertaining for the kiddies, as you can see.

This wreck and the others are the work of a very grumpy giant who was awakened from his slumber beneath the streets of our city by French archaologists, and who rampaged through Reykjavik until he was consoled by his sweet daughter and brought home again. This very vivid fairy tale was the production of the Royal de Luxe street theater company who headlined the festival. I so wanted to witness their giant marionette performance but was, alas, in Copenhagen at the time. I'm told the experience was fantastic...

4 comments:

VIAJERO said...

Hi, You are a very good photographer, the truth I congratulate you. I want to recommend your blog in my blog. Always I have taken curiosity as Iceland, imagine to an island frozen with a perfect sky. Will visit your page mas often.

Maria Alva said...

¡Muchos gracias, Viajero! I wish I read mas espaƱol to be able to read your blogs better. They look like fun reads!

Devon Ellington said...

How I wish I'd been in the city during the festival! It sounds like there's so much wonderful work going on!

The Thor said...

I know it doesn't capture the actual being there, but it is a short attempt:

http://www.bloggingreykjavik.net/archives/195-Giant-Girl-Dad-Invade-Iceland....html

- Also have the street geyser somewhere.