Reykjavik Travel Blog› entry 1 of 15 › view all entries
August 11th, 2007 – by: andytite
What struck me about Reykjavik was how nice the city was, it always seemed clean, the building were an interesting architectural mix, the graffiti interesting and often beautiful. What I also came to love was the size of the place, especially as we became increasingly footsore as the trip continued.
Reykjavik also has loads to see, the Perlan is worth it for the amazing panoramic views of the city and surrounding countryside, (and also the suspicious show market inside..), and the church is breathtaking both inside and out. A special word for the cemetery, situated on the other side of the lake, it was one of the most beautiful, peaceful and respectful places I'd ever been. Trees were planted on every grave (as Iceland is notably short of them, and indeed a major hobby of the people is growing and tending to trees). This created a little forrest in the centre of the city. Quiet and tranquil, and ultimately respectful it was one of the most touching, and appropriate monuments to people's passing I'd ever seen. If you're in Reykjavik, make time to see it.
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