For this week’s photo challenge we are looking at curves. My post takes you to Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland.
I visited Reykjavik for a work quite a few years back. These photos were taken on a walk after our conference had ended, during the last hours in Reykjavik before our flight home after a night of exploring Reykjavik’s nightlife. I was alone, as the other Finns were whale watching or having last minute meetings with other Nordic counterparts.
The first curves can be seen there in the distance – Perlan (ie. The Pearl). You can find a fine dining restaurant, a café, several shops, an exhibition space and a viewing deck inside. It used to be just hot water tanks till 1991 when a hemispherical structure was placed on top and Perlan was opened to the public.
Perlan is located on a hill and it’s 25,7 meters high. Thus the views of Reykjavik are awesome. There I bumped into some Norwegian colleagues shopping for souvenirs on their own sightseeing walk.
Slight curves of the hill in the distance.
Curves of the path going down.
Curves of the dome of the Hallgrimskirkja. It’s a Lutheran church and the biggest in Iceland. Unfortunately I only learnt now that there’s an observation tower. As the church was under renovation at the time I visited, it’s possible it was closed.
Shopping street curves – Laugavegur street. A delightful street with shops and cafés, great for tourists as all the Icelandic specialities can be found here. The shops in Reykjavik often close early. There was one mall at the time I visited but the only way our timetable would’ve managed the mall would’ve been to sneak out of the conference we were attending. Unfortunately I was too conscientious to do so! Looking back, I don’t think anyone would’ve missed me but the truth is that malls can be found everywhere.
The Reykjavik City Hall has some cute curves as well. It’s on the shore of Lake Tjörnin. Lots of bird life to be seen there.
Reykjavik left a lasting impression on me. Blue Lagoon was just as gorgeous as all the photos you have seen. Be prepared for super tangly hair afterwards! Nevertheless, if I were to go again I would look for the geothermal pools the locals visit.
I am sorry I did not take time off to see the rest of the country and all the natural wonders it offers. Iceland is truly a magical place and Icelandics themselves are super cool.
If you like challenges, do check out my Saturday Statues linkup, I’d love to see your statues from around the world!
Meanwhile, let me know if you’ve been to Iceland? What impressed you most there?