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Happy New Year!

Or Gleðilegt Ár as we say here in Iceland!

I culled this pretty pic from Friday's Fréttablaðið. It was taken the night before, on the 30th, during a fabulous pre-New Year Fireworks show at Öskjuhlið, upon which sits Reykjavík's Pearl, a definite must see for any visitors to the city.

I didn't get a chance to take any photos on New Years Eve, but I was lucky enough to be invited to a party at an apartment with a huge bank of windows overlooking the Grafavogur neighborhood. Until you experience for yourself the overwhelming barrage of beautiful bursting lights and shiny sparkly short-lived stars that fill the skies here at New Years Midnight, it's impossible to comprehend. Next year I'll get that perfect shot! In the mean time, try googling 'New Years Eve Reykjavik' then select 'images' from the google toolbar. That'll at least give you an idea.

Thanks for the last year and Hope everyone is swinging with a smile into 2005: a new year, a new hope, a new chance to grow and live and shine.


L said...

Happy New Year!

Unknown said...

Happy New Year!

(Can I make it a resolution that you always also spell the Icelandic words phonetically?)


digdug said...

happy new year!!! personally, i like it when you post both icelandic and their english translations. i feel like i'm absorbing some of the language. it'll help next time i'm up there.
takk fyrir