Volcanic Cave (again!) and pretty Reykjavik buildings

I spent the morning doing (another!) volcanic caving tour (the other was here).  I was immensely pleased it wasn’t the whole day, which gave me time to walk around ‘downtown’ Reykjavik.  I headed for the famed church, and then just meandered around.  I then started being strategic – next meal strategic! So I looked at a few menus and I think I have decided where I’ll have a degustation meal.  I had a museli bar for dinner last night – I’m about contrasts!

The cave’s entrance – there was a bit of squatting and semi crawling

Just inside the cave, looking back

These are called candles – I’m not clear if they are ‘pushed up’ with lava or drip down

Look at the texture of the ceiling of the cave in some places

Volcanic plains, hiding the underground caves

A 3 minutes wind and rain swept walk post caving! The car’s seats were heated though!

It’s pretty tough to get good cave photos, but it was quite unlike the cave I went in with the Journey to the Centre of the Earth, and I’m thankful I did both.

Its’ design replicate some of the basalt rock formations I’ve seen naturally

Wait five minutes in Iceland and the weather will totally change!

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Give Iceland five minutes and the weather changes to this! Sunshine! Yes 🙂

What an organ (and it’s not like my church doesn’t have an AMAZING organ)

I hope you’re not over photos yet – now I have countless cute houses and buildings!

The rear of a key building down town. As I self guided, I have no further info!

And the front

Hidden down the garden path

I wanted to get those Icelandic flags in!

Stylish – I think this was in a street with embassies!

Quaint – and 1898 on the nameplate!

Not the only photo with a crane in it. There’s a stack of building.

See the street art between these two? I have a small collection of photos of street art 🙂

Balconies for the Icelandic summer

To follow the Icelandic humour of the above caption, here’s a common ad:

As an Aussie, I agree!

I wonder if there’s a list of colours they are permitted to use?

I was particularly taken by the relief work

Harpa or concert hall.

A earthmover just rolling down a street (there were cars). So unlike many capital cities!!

Cute seahorses

A little garden to – some of which are STILL waiting for tulips to bloom

I’ll make this one mine

Never far from water, or ice capped mounatins

Hunter green

Contrast of yesteryear on the left and modern on the right.

I love the symmetry

Another church

My German room mate was headed here today

Two restaurants and a museum. Very tourist focused

I think this was a gallery or similar.

Any favourites?

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  • I think I would feel right at home here. Our tulips are JUST arriving.

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    • I expect Canadians find the weather easier to deal with too! I met some Canadian’s in the airport when I arrived. Their biggest dislike: paying for bathrooms. Unlike an Aussie, who might say the weather!

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