Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Iceland


Iceland holiday - As I've mentioned before, I kicked off my retirement with several trips away. The most notable of these was to Iceland. I was fortunate to be able to visit with a small group of friends, all keen photographers. We were able to focus solely on our photography but without the eye-watering expense of a commercial photography tour (although Iceland itself is definitely not a cheap place for us Brits to visit at the moment!)  The weather was extremely wet and windy but we still had a great time.

Our first stop was in Reykjavik, the capital, where 60% of the island's small (less than 330,000) population live. We visited the cathedral and wandered the city streets, admiring the lovely Scandi textiles, homewares and chic clothes in the stylish shops. What struck me most was the vivid colours of the houses, perhaps a necessary choice when the days are short and the weather often challenging.

8 comments:

  1. Hi Jenny - fantastic .. wonderful photo - glorious colours ... love it. I gather Iceland is amazing ... I look forward to see more photos ...

    Just enjoy the retirement! Cheers Hilary

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  2. They seem intent on being as bright and colourful as possible whatever the weather. One of those places that was on my list for many years but always was just a bit too expensive for a miserly old fool like me!

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  3. A lot of people I know here have been going there for holidays - the plane is only 5 hrs long and the prices aren't too bad for our $ right now. One friend has been 3 times in the last 2 years.

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  4. Great coloursand set off by the grey sky. My friends who went there also said the weather was grim and they want to go again in better weather but I guess that is hard to order.

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  5. Why am I reminded of sherbet and penny candy?

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