Iceland (14) – Reykjavik Streets (Inside and Out)

This post shows some of the buildings, externally and internally, in and around downtown Reykjavik.  I wished I would have stayed in Iceland longer so I could have explored this city.  I only got a small glimpse into this amazing city.

Creative bicycle stands

Creative bicycle stands

 

 

A table for two.

A table for two.

 

 

Coffee/Book shop

Coffee/Book shop

 

 

Treat offerings from the coffee shop.

Treat offerings from the coffee shop.

 

 

Skateboarding in a downtown square.

Skateboarding in a downtown square.  All the participants take turns sharing the space.  I watched a young girl in a frilly pink dress go slowly down a ramp.  Surrounded by teenagers, they waited patiently and smiled as she took her time.

 

 

Downtown

Downtown, Laekjargata and Bankastraeti

 

 

Downtown stores are mainly made of small shops.

Downtown stores are mainly made of small shops.

 

 

This shop was tucked away on a side street.

This shop was tucked away on a side street.

 

 

I loved the "Bad Taste Record Store" sign

I loved the “Bad Taste Record Store” sign

 

 

Colour, colour, colour. Iceland is not afraid of colour.

Colour, colour, colour. Iceland is not afraid of colour.

 

 

Residential area

Residential area

 

 

Lovely residential walkup

Lovely residential walkup

 

 

Reflection of homes from work building

Reflection of homes from work building

 

 

Beautiful residence

Beautiful residence

 

 

Modern condos on the marina

Modern condos on the marina

 

 

Downtown office buildings is the backdrop for the statue of Jon Sigurosson (leader of independence movement)

Downtown office buildings is the backdrop for the statue of Jon Sigurosson (leader of independence movement)

 

 

Residential garage door. I love how they display a poster on the door.

The small sign depicts a car being towed.  This is the Icelandic version of “No parking”.  It tells you like it is regardless of your language.

 

 

Tjornin Lake, right in the heart of Reykjavik

Tjornin Lake, right in the heart of downtown Reykjavik

 

 

Residences along Tjornin

Residences along Tjornin

 

 

Inside a restaurant at the Viking Museum

Inside a restaurant at the Viking Museum

 

 

Inside "Perlan", this landmark water storage facility is also used for concerts. It has a revolving restaurant at the top and houses the Viking Saga Museum.

Inside “Perlan”, this landmark water storage facility is also used for concerts. It has a revolving restaurant at the top and houses the Viking Saga Museum.

 

 

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