Trip to Iceland, Sept 3 2017

Another great day in and around Reykjavik with the help of the Purple WOW bikes.

Fabulous rocky Icelandic shoreline east of Reykjavik

 

The Reagan / Gorbachev House in Iceland.

from Wikipedia “The Reykjavík Summit was a summit meeting between U.S. President Ronald Reagan and General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev, held in Hofdi in Reykjavík, on 11–12 October 1986. The talks collapsed at the last minute, but the progress that had been achieved eventually resulted in the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union.”

 

 

Looking west towards Reykjavik

 

AMC Rambler in Iceland

 

Awesome metal sculpture made from what I assume are scavenged maritime parts

 

 

Giant Poisonous Hogweed in Iceland. Don’t touch!

From Wikipedia “Heracleum mantegazzianum, commonly known as giant hogweed,[ cartwheel-flower, giant cow parsnip, hogsbane or giant cow parsley,[6] is a plant in the family Apiaceae. In New Zealand, it is also sometimes called wild parsnip,[2] or wild rhubarb.[2] It typically grows to heights of 2 to 5.5 m (6 ft 7 in to 18 ft 1 in).[7] Superficially, it resembles common hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium), Heracleum sosnowskyi, or garden angelica(Angelica archangelica). It is phototoxic and considered to be a noxious weed in many jurisdictions. Giant hogweed is native to the Caucasus region and Central Asia. It was introduced to Britain as an ornamental plant in the 19th century, and it has also spread to many other parts of Europe, the United States, and Canada.

The sap of giant hogweed causes phytophotodermatitis in humans, resulting in blisters and long-lasting scars. These serious reactions are due to the furocoumarin derivatives in the leaves, roots, stems, flowers, and seeds of the plant.”

 

WOW air rental bikes. Very helpful in getting around Reykjavik!

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAUTHÓLSVÍK

 

 

 

Laugavegur, Reykjavik

 

Downtown Reykjavik

 

 

There are some Icelandic sweaters for sale!

 

 

Street art by Sara Riel, Reykjavik

 

One of the many Reykjavik cats

 

Icelandic door and window design, Reykjavik

 

 

Warm water pipes built into the cement steps to melt the ice. Reykjavik Iceland

 

 

 

Reykjavik City Hall

 

 

 

 

Manitoba has a Gimli and so does Reykjavik

 

 

Fabulous Icelandic Wooden Door

 

 

Vintage and rugged Icelandic fishing boat

 

 

 

Looks like it was a good evening…

 

 

I guess the bike trail ends here…

 

Fish drying hut

 

 

 

 

 

Dried cod heads swinging in the wind, Iceland

 

 

 

Icelandic Yellow Light house

 

 

Cod drying racks

 

 

 

Fótabað í Gróttu. One of the smallest Laugs in Iceland where you can only soak your feet in the nice warm water.

 

 

 

 

 

Support your local Lesbians

 

 

 

 

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