Reykjavik, Iceland
The most visible structure in Reykjavik
besides The Pearlan restaurant is the
mighty Hallgrimskirkja Church - located
conveniently directly across the street from
where I stayed, the Leifur Erikson Hotel
(see below).

Note the statue of Leifur Erikson in
the front. Given to Iceland in 1930 by the
United States, it is in congratulations
to the 1000th anniversary to the oldest Free
Govermental Assembly in the world, Iceland's
Althing (took place at Thingvellier, 10
miles out of my way when I went to Gulfoss,
but the roads were snowed in,
so I'll get there next time ... ).

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A day shot of the Hallgrimskirkja Church
- notice my damnable tripod was
not straight - doh!!
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Iceland's standing Naval Force is
comprised of ships both Old and New.
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The Hofdi House, or the White House
of Reykjavik. This is where Reagan
and Gorbachev met and had their
monumental peace summit, a great
component in bringing about the end
of the Cold War (besides Russia's
near complete financial collapse).
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The Hotel Leifur Erikson.  A very eastern
blockish style hotel. My little room
was roughly 6 feet wide and 10 long.
But it had a toilet and running
water, something I could not take
for granted in India.  This hotel is across
the street from the Hallgrimskirkja Church.
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Street scene, looking north west,
down over the great fjord of Reykjavik.
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Headstone in a cemetary.  Note it is
from the 20th century and still the
standard use of -Son and
-Dottir for surnames.

I am Brian Kohl, my father's name
was Peter, so if I was Icelandic,
my name would be Brian
Petersson, and my pretend sister
would be Niki Peterdottir.

                                          

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Along the western coast of Reykjavik,
the cold North Atlantic looms
just feet away.
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You can see to the other side of
the fjord this day, not too hospital
looking, eh?  Beautiful none the less.
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I know this isn't Thor fighting
Jormungungard with Molljner, but it
is some tough guy mounting
a serpent from Hel.
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