Iceland / Science

Lasting Impressions: Reykjavik

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We just completed our tour of Reykjavik, and came away with a few lasting impressions. Iceland is dominated by its far northern location and geology. Many of our lasting impressions are a result of these two aspects at work.

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Lava Fields – West of the city are miles and miles of lava fields. From horizon to horizon is nothing but dark, hummocky lava, as far as the eye can see. These old lava flows have produced a moonscape on earth, and the smoking volcanoes on the horizon are a reminder for everyone.

Cold Weather Chic – This far north gets very cold, and the locals know how to dress for cold weather. There are high fashion coats, high tech wear, retro animal skins, and baby carriages with total cover windscreens.

Giraffe

Graffiti as High Art – All over town, tucked in alleys and on the sides of large buildings, world-class graffiti artists have created true works of art – apparently not only tolerated, but sanctioned by the city. They bring a much needed splash of color to a white winter landscape. We got a photo of our personal favorite.

Happy Trails,
James and Terri

 

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