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I love Gebes

I Love Gebes

Sticker on the back of a street sign in Reykjavik, Iceland Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

Opera House Glass

Opera House Glass

A detail from the Opera House, Reykjavik. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 28mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/100s

Yellow and Pink

Yellow and Pink

A small corner house in Reykjavik, Iceland. Love the colours. There was a music lesson going full swing when I passed there. I think they were beating drums. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 48mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

Drekinn

Drekinn

Drekinn, a shop in Reykjavik, Iceland. Drekinn means dragon in English. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 24mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/100s

Have a cuppa

Have a cuppa

Jovial graffiti in Reykjavik, Iceland. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 59mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/500s

Bump Ahead

Bump Ahead

A sign warns of bumps ahead in the road. Pretty large bumps in the distance too. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 125mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/5000s

Viking Longboat

Sólfar, The Sun Voyager

This is a metal statue in Reykjavík of what looks like a Viking longboat but according to the Wikipedia page is in fact a “dreamboat”. It is a common misunderstanding that Sun Voyager is a Viking ship. It is quite understandable that many tourists think like this when travelling in Iceland, the land of the […]

symbols of the world

Symbols of the World

The Star of David, Dollar signs, the Masonic eye, Christian Cross and a symbol I (and Google Goggles) don’t recognise. All on a sticker in the Church of Hallgrimur, Reykjavik, Iceland. In the church tower there’s a door leading from the observation area into the warmth inside. This sticker is over that door. Stranger yet […]

Derelict Reykjavik Highrises

Derelict Reykjavik Highrises

What I’ve seen of Reykjavik so far has been really nice. Buildings are colourful, the streets are for the most part well maintained and the city centre has cobbled streets so it’s pleasant to walk around. While on our photowalk today we passed these buildings on the sea front. I thought they were just another […]

musical statues

Musical Statues

Statues playing music near the Perlan in Reykjavik, Iceland. So cold while I took this photo. The Perlan offers a great view of the city but the cold wind will freeze your hands! More info on Wikitravel. Edit: check out Krista’s photos of the statues too! Aperture ƒ/13 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 21mm […]

Empty Seats in Pairc Ui Chaoimh

Empty Seats in Pairc Ui Chaoimh

One evening while walking near Pairc Ui Chaoimh we noticed the gate at the Blackrock end open so wandered in for a quick look around. I hadn’t been in there in years but it was nice to look around and take a few shots. Must have been a GAA meeting or something that evening … […]

Clonakilty Skyline

Clonakilty Skyline

Clonakilty in County Cork as shot from the multi storey car park adjoining Supervalu. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

An entertaining statue

An entertaining statue

A street performer in Galway City last September. Put money in his box and he’d shake a bit and make some noise. Only kids stopped to watch him. Adults hurried by. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 21mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/125s

The Penguin and the Man

The Penguin and the Man

Graffiti on the Crawford Art Gallery about a year ago. There’s something weird going on with my feed here. I messed up the Feedburner redirect for a few days but fixed it and now posts from Holy Shmoly are appearing here too! I’ve disabled the redirect entirely now. Maybe that’ll fix it and my next […]

Sunset Chimneys

Sunset Chimneys

Chimney stacks loom over the town of Clonakilty in County Cork in November last year. PS. happy new year! Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 88mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/1000s