Thursday, May 29, 2008


So we had an earthquake today. 6.1 on the Richter scale, with the epicenter 50 km East of here. There's some minor damage around the epicenter area, and a few light injuries, but it's certainly not that bad. I was in the office when it happened, and it took me a few seconds to realize what was going on.. Then it ended!

Hopefully there won't be any bad aftershocks. But so far, the most interesting part is seeing the Earthquake plastered all over the international news. Yet all the pictures they have are of broken dishes and a tear in one road.. Somewhat anticlimactic.

Now, I wonder if this is a prelude to some volcanic activity. Wouldn't that be cool? Assuming it's a little bit out of the town, of course...

Nice day in town

Last Sunday, the weather was pretty nice, so we decide to hike... All the way from our house to downtown! :). Ok, so that was not a very long trip, but it was a good way of enjoying the pleasant day. We ended up going to the Sandholt bakery on Laugavegur, which is probably the best bakery in town. They make bread, sandwiches, pastries, cakes, ice cream, and chocolate!

Here are some pics from our walk and from the bakery itself.

The catholic church, hiding behind the bushes...

Summer is coming! People are laying down in Austurvöllur again

The bakery

Some of their chocolates

A nice sandwich

Our desserts (I took the picture one minute too late, apparently)

A cat under a car

A duck crossing the road

Jó in the Reykjavík sun :)

A house in the pond (it's part of the art festival)

This bird kept flying into the wind, and managed to stay stationary for a bit while doing so


One of my favorite houses, Túngata 20