The last few photos from a calm, snowy sunrise at the end of January. The first two photos are taken from the University of Iceland, where I am studying, and the others are taken from the frozen pond. The runner in the last picture was one of a whole group out jogging in 4-5 inches of snow! See “Part One” and “Part Two” for more snow day pictures and my post on Einar Jónsson for more about the statue. [These photos are unedited, 35mm film shots taken by me with a Canon EOS Rebel 2000.]
The sun is out! The skies have been clear and blue all week. I’m in love with this city and this weather Here are ten reasons why this was a great week to be in Reykjavik:
1. Mt. Esja
2. The sun reflecting off Harpa.
3. Skyscrapers along Saebraut
4. Hallgrímskirkja as seen from Saebraut.
5. Swans and other birds enjoying the sun on Tjörnin.
6. The student union at the University of Iceland.
7. Young friends playing by the pond.
8. Romina enjoying the sun. 9. Stofan coffeehouse.
10. Riding the bus to get a roll of film developed.
Reykjavik: Capital of Quirk
Today was gorgeous. I arrived at school at 8:30 in the dark for my last final of my first semester of graduate school. Today is also cold. It was about -10 Celsius (16 Fahrenheit) on my way to class. Walking home at noon, the sun came out over (ok more like next to, the sun doesn’t really very high off the horizon this time of year) the snowy, frozen city. I rarely carry a camera on me, but today I had the little Nikon coolpix my parents sent me, and managed to get some great snapshots of my walk home from school. As I look at these, I just feel so blessed to be able to see these gorgeous views every day.
This is Tjörnin, the little lake in the center of the city, about two blocks from where I live. It’s gorgeous frozen. You can kind of see a flock of birds at the far end. They pump hot water (plenty of that here) into the corner so the swans can stay in the city all winter.
The sun shining off Aðalbygging, the main building of my university, Háskóli Íslands. Continue reading