20th September 2016: Reykjavik

Today we had a wander around Reykjavik ahead of the Scotland v Iceland game. I can't explain just how soaked we got walking to the game, but suffice to say when a car splashed through a puddle and it hit me like a tsunami, covering me from head to toe, I wasn't any worse than I was before! Still we were dry by half time.

Anyway, actual game was the best ever, not only did Scotland win 2-1 but my Euro 17 shirt was borrowed for a team photo and was then returned to me (when I got home) signed by the whole team.
Breakfast  at Dunkin Donuts Skólavörðustígur Street Art  ... or pavement art really Hallgrimskirkja
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Rok Restaurant  Modern Icelandic turf house Graffit covered house on Frakkastígur Laugavegur  Even the building site fences have art on them Laugavegur  Godzilla
Laugavegur  v giant robot Laugavegur Laugavegur  My Concept Store Frakkastígur
Sólfarið - The Sun Voyager Sólfarið - The Sun Voyager Sólfarið - The Sun Voyager Sólfarið - The Sun Voyager
Sólfarið - The Sun Voyager Reykjavik shoreline Reykjavik shoreline Reykjavik shoreline
Reykjavik shoreline Harpa  Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre Harpa  Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre Harpa  Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre
Locomotive Minør  One of the two steam locomotives that were part of the Reykjavík Harbour Railway, operated from 1913 until 1928 Hafnarsaga (Harbor's Story)  by Guðrún Oyahals (1997) Hafnarsaga (Harbor's Story)  Each cross-section is the topographical nature of the harbor at a different date in history so you can see when new decks and landings where added or extended Facing The Sea  statue by Ingi Th. Gíslason
Facing The Sea  in the Old Harbour Old Harbour Old Harbour Old Harbour
Old Harbour Old Harbour Downtown Reykjavík Horfur (Prospect) statue  by Steinnun Dorarinsdottir. It depicts a life-sized naked person with his head cast down as if in rejection or despair
Downtown Reykjavík Downtown Reykjavík Ingólfstorg Square  where geothermal energy is released through steam vents Ingólfstorg Square
Downtown Reykjavík Christmas shop Christmas shop Austurvöllur  And a Dairy Milk van!
Austurvöllur  Statue of Jón Sigurðsson by Einar Jónsson Austurvöllur  The Black Cone, monument to Civil Disobedience by Santiago Sierra Austurvöllur Statue of Ingibjörg H. Bjarnason  by Ragnhild Stefánsdóttir.
Statue of Ingibjörg H. Bjarnason  Ingibjörg was an Icelandic politician, suffragist, schoolteacher and gymnast. She was the first woman to become a member of the Althing, the parliament of Iceland. Svava Jakobsdóttir  Information about one of Iceland's foremost 20th Century authors and feminist politicians The Laundromat Cafe  I'd call but brunch but it was lunchtime, so it was lunch! The Laundromat Cafe  Lunch even Icelandic butter for my toast
The Laundromat Cafe National Cathedral The Monument to the Unknown Bureaucrat  Sculpture by Magnús Tómasson The Monument to the Unknown Bureaucrat
Tjörnin Pond Tjörnin Pond Reykjavik City Hall Reykjavik City Hall
Reykjavik City Hall Reykjavik City Hall Reykjavik City Hall Reykjavik City Hall  Skúringakona (Scrubwoman) by Þorbjörg Pálsdottir, 1967
Reykjavik City Hall Reykjavik City Hall Reykjavik City Hall Reykjavik City Hall
Reykjavik City Hall Reykjavik City Hall Reykjavik City Hall Reykjavik City Hall
Tjörnin Pond Tjörnin Pond Tjörnin Pond Olafur Thors statue  in Hljómskálagarður Park
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160920 231  "Atomic-bombed Stone Pledging Peace Message from Hiroshima August 6, 1991 Tómas Guðmundsson  by Halla Gunnarsdóttir (2010) Tómas Guðmundsson Ur Alögum (The Spell Broken)  by Einar Jónsson (1916)
Ur Alögum (The Spell Broken)  by Einar Jónsson (1916) 160920 241  Ur Alögum Tjörnin Pond Tjörnin Pond
Tjörnin Pond Boy and Girl (Kata and Stebbi)  by Þorbjög Pálsdóttir (1968) 160920 254 Mermaid  by Nína Sæmundsson (1948)
Mermaid  by Nína Sæmundsson Mermaid  by Nína Sæmundsson Sonur (Son)  by Ólöf Pálsdóttir (1955) Skulptur (Sculpture)  by Gerður Helgadóttir (1976)
160920 264 Landnamskonan (Settler)  by Gunnfríður Jónsdóttir (1955) Madur Og Kona (Man and Woman)  by Tove Ólafsson (1948) Helicopter  over Tjörnin Pond
Tjörnin Pond Hljómskálagarður Hljómskálagarður A Heimleid  by Gunnfríður Jónsdóttir (1947)
(Self Portrait) Thorvaldsen with the Goddess of Hope  by Bertel Thorvaldsen (1839) (Self Portrait) Thorvaldsen with the Goddess of Hope  by Bertel Thorvaldsen Jónas Hallgrímsson  by Einar Jónsson (1905) Hallargarðurinn
Hallargarðurinn Mæðragarðurinn Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium
Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  Teams arriving at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium
Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium
Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium
Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium
Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium
Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium
Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium
Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium
Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium
Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium
Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium
Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium
Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium
Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium
Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium
Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium
Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium
Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium Scotland WNT v Iceland  and that's it, we won 2-1.  Fantastic result!
Scotland WNT v Iceland  Scotland team celebrating Scotland WNT v Iceland  Scotland team celebrating Scotland WNT v Iceland  Scotland team celebrating qualifying for next years Euros in Netherlands Scotland WNT v Iceland  Scotland team celebrating qualifying for next years Euros in Netherlands
Scotland WNT v Iceland  Scotland team celebrating qualifying for next years Euros in Netherlands Scotland WNT v Iceland  Scotland team celebrating qualifying for next years Euros in Netherlands Scotland WNT v Iceland  Scotland team celebrating qualifying for next years Euros in Netherlands Scotland WNT v Iceland  Leanne Ross team celebrating qualifying for next years Euros in Netherlands
Scotland WNT v Iceland  Leanne Ross celebrating qualifying for next years Euros in Netherlands Scotland WNT v Iceland  Scotland team celebrating qualifying for next years Euros in Netherlands Scotland WNT v Iceland  Scotland team celebrating qualifying for next years Euros in Netherlands Scotland WNT v Iceland  Scotland team celebrating qualifying for next years Euros in Netherlands
Scotland WNT v Iceland  Scotland team celebrating qualifying for next years Euros in Netherlands Scotland WNT v Iceland  My Euro 17 shirt being worn by Lisa Evans for some celebratory photos Scotland WNT v Iceland  My Euro 17 shirt being worn by Lisa Evans for some celebratory photos Scotland WNT v Iceland  My Euro 17 shirt being worn by Lisa Evans for some celebratory photos
Scotland WNT v Iceland  My (now famous) Euro 17 shirt being signed Scotland WNT v Iceland  My Euro 17 shirt returned by Jo Love after it was signed by all the team Scotland WNT v Iceland  from BBC Alba Scotland WNT v Iceland
Reykjavik shoreline Reykjavik shoreline Reykjavik shoreline Reykjavik shoreline
Einar Benediktsson and the Lyric Harp  statue of Icelandic poet and lawyer by Ásmundur Sveinsson (1964).  With Höfði House behind Höfði House Unnamed sculpture  In Fjörutún in front of Hofdi house Unnamed sculpture
Höfðatorg Höfðatorg  with Icelandic football players in the windows Partnership Sculpture  a gift to commemorate fifty years of diplomatic relations between Iceland and the United States Partnership Sculpture  A second identical Partnership sculpture sits beside a bay in South Florida
Reykjavik shoreline Sólfarið - The Sun Voyager Harpa (Reykjavik Concert Hall) Harpa (Reykjavik Concert Hall)
Night-time lights Stjórnarráðið (Government House) Hotel Holt  Back for a dry off and a quick dinner Hotel Holt  Wooooaaaaaaah
Hotel Holt  Photo is better on the floor, saves any more falling