Icelandic Walls

These were carved in stone. If you want to see these walls, you should visit Reykjavik, Iceland.

“Drinking is an emotional thing. It joggles you out of the standardism of everyday life, out of everything being the same. It yanks you out of your body and your mind and throws you against the wall. I have the feeling that drinking is a form of suicide where you’re allowed to return to life and begin all over the next day. It’s like killing yourself, and then you’re reborn. I guess I’ve lived about ten or fifteen thousand lives now.”
― Charles Bukowski

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Snøskuter på Island

Riding a snowmobile on Iceland.

«Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come.»
― Matt Groening, The Big Book of Hell

Fiskmarkaðurinn – Fish Market Restaurant – Reykjavik, Iceland

Fish Market, Reykjavik, Iceland: The restaurant itself looks very anonymous from the outside, just like any ordinary Icelandic building, but once inside you’ll discover a beautifully designed restaurant. The Asian-inspired cuisine is from Chef Owner Hrefna Rósa Jóhannsdóttir Sætran and it almost seems like it’s from out of this world (actually even Iceland itself feels like it’s another planet).

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«Fiskmarkaðurinn notar fyrsta flokks hráefni í sköpun frumlegra rétta. Við verslum afurðir okkar m.a. beint frá bónda og varðveitum þannig sjálfbærni og gæði rétta okkar.
Njótið vel.» http://fiskmarkadurinn.is/

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Dómkirkjan í Reykjavík

Played around with this photo I shot in Reykjavík.

Dómkirkjan í Reykjavík

Dómkirkjan í Reykjavík

The Lutheran Cathedral was built 1788-1796 enlarged and renovated around 1847. At the time of its inauguration 1796, all inhabitants of Reykjavik found room in the building.
There has been a church on this site since around 1200 AD. The sand for the masonry was imported from Denmark as if there were no sand to be found in Iceland. It was in this church that Iceland’s national anthem was first sung in 1874.

Sources:
http://www.nat.is/travelguideeng/plofin_domkirkjan.htm
http://www.sacred-destinations.com/iceland/reykjavik-domkirkjan