Pritam Rohila Travels

Reports of my travels along with some pictures

Nov 8, 2013


Today we had Oregon weather in Reykjavik. It was breezy and drizzled most of the day. We decided to explore the area around our hotel, and got wet in the process.

The only place of tourist interest we saw was the Hofdi House where the all-important summit between President Ronald Reagan and Secretary General Mikhail Gorbachev was held in 1986.

Hofdi House, Reykjavik

Then we explored area around the harbor, and...

Reykjavik Harbor

Reykjavik Harbor

...admired some of the city's architectural marvels.

Concert Hall, Reykjavik

Reykjavik Architecture

While most of the city's buildings appear plain, its graffiti is as colorful as some of its houses.

Reykjavik Graffiti

Painted Houses (From a Reykjavik City Brochure)

Back at our hotel, we decided to take a city tour by the Hop On/Hop Off double-deck bus, and visit a few of the sights. From the Travel Agent at our hotel we bought our tickets.

On our outing today we observed that some businesses had “adorned” open areas around them with “fields of rocks,” true to the adage, “If God gives you lemons, make lemonade!”
 Rocks & Flowers

Rocks Around the Apron of Buildings

Also people did not seem to be very fussy about their lawns. They do not mind grass growing high, nor do they worry about dandelions and other weeds in their lawns.


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