A small collection of color photographs from 1985 and 1986.
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|Northeast from Akranes, western ═sland.||A view eastward of ReykjavÝk Harbor. The large pale house on the left is H÷fih˙s, where Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev held conference in (I think) 1986.||A homestead, seen while riding the ferry from ReykjavÝk to Akranes. View to the east.|
|Downtown ReykjavÝk. AustursrŠti Mall, if I remember correctly.||Outdoor chess near the mall.||To the left of the image called reyk1.jpg (southwest of the mall) is the lake, Tj÷rnin; which means "The Lake." It is a wonderful place to bring children to feed the ducks and swans.|
|ReykjavÝk, and all of Iceland, is a very good and safe place for children.||Outdoor sculpture is common in ReykjavÝk, and is a bit more sturdy and avant-garde than is found in other Scandinavian nations.||Looking northward from the Al■ing (all-thing, or parliament) at merchant and government buildings. Behind me on the other side of Al■ing is the lake, Tj÷rnin.|
|A view of a lighthouse on Reykjanes (southwest from ReykjavÝk).||A waterfall at Ůingvellir (Thing-vell-ear). A rift in the lava protects a grassy valley from wind; making it one of the more pleasant areas. At this place, once each year, hundreds of years ago, a law-speaker recited all of the laws to the assembled people. Also at this gathering were settled disputes between clans.|
|Ůˇrisj÷kull. Thor's Glacier. West central iceland, northeast from Reykjavik about two hour's driving.||Fissures in the ice.|
|the road to Ůˇrisj÷kull.||Vogastapa, near KeflavÝk, southwest from ReykjavÝk. The Lupines are a delight, the air is clear, and thousands of birds come here to nest each summer.|