Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Photos from Reykjavik, Iceland

I haven't had the chance to post many pictures from the city of Reykjavik, probably because I hadn't taken many! Tuesday morning, we spent a few hours walking around the city. It was the perfect morning for pictures - no rain, overcast skies, and little traffic (well...there's always little traffic in Iceland!)

A few of these pics are with my 70mm-300mm zoom lens from atop Hallgrímskirkja, the tallest building in Reykjavik. The building is undergoing a major restoration and there's ugly scaffolding surrounding it. Fortunately, the pictures from the tower were unaffected. I love the brightly colored homes and rooftops, and the amazing panoramic views of the city amid the cold, Atlantic water, snow-capped mountains, and blue sky.

I have seen many photo journals of cities and countries around the Arctic Circle - everything from northern Canada, Greenland, Scandinavia to Iceland. The brightly colored homes and rooftops appear to be a constant among all of those places. It was great to finally see them up close and in person!

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Beautiful photos! : )