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Here are some more photos from around Reykjavik. After shooting all day, I just wanted to see the parts of the city that weren’t “downtown,” so I just headed to the suburbs on the Southwest part of town trying to find the public pools. The reason being is that I’d heard that they have amazing hot tubs calibrated to different temperatures depending on your preference. All of this was true. Places of interest are: the cemetery, the town square, the public school, the public pool, the fishing shack, and the handball court. The day after I took a long roadtrip away from Reykjavik. Roadtrip photos coming soon.

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Reykjavik is kind of like a neighborhood in Brooklyn. You could walk the perimeter of downtown in a few hours. Laugavegur is the main strip where most of the shops, restaurants, and cafes are situated. By complete coincidence, I ended up arriving the night before Icelandic Independence Day or Þjóðhátíðardagurinn where the streets were jammed, and families were out to see the live music and take part in the street carnivals. Notable things here are the antique car show, the street fashion, the cat food, the birds, and the light. The light in Iceland is unlike anywhere I’d ever been.

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Upon arriving in Reykjavik, I didn’t really know what to expect other than what a few friends had told me from their previous visits. The plane landed at 12 midnight and the sun was still out, just above the horizon. After getting through customs, I boarded an airport shuttle bus to downtown Reykjavik. The bus driver was blasting Icelandic Black Metal. It was 2am. After checking into the hotel, the sun was fully out and there was no way I was gonna fall asleep so I took a walk and tried to get my bearings. Imagine, daylight for almost 24 hours…….everyday of the summer.

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