Reykjavik Graffiti

After 10 days of driving around the open and barren wilderness of Iceland it was a shock on arrival into Reykjavik. Flying into Iceland I had avoided Reykjavik and headed out straight into the open country and coastline. So the decision was to stay in Reyykjavik for one night at the end of the 10 day trip.

The capital does not represent what Iceland really means to me which is mountains, sea, rivers, waterfalls, glaciers, volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, bubbling geothermal mud pools, wildlife, open volcanic moraines, glacial ice lakes, wide open spaces and yes peace and quiet ….  and an almost total lack of human activities. Coming back to the city of Reykjavik brought back all the things I had tried to get away from ….. traffic, parking problems, traffic lights, tourist hotels, tourist shops, touristy bars and restaurants and people.

As I strolled the streets of Reykjavik trying to conjure up some interesting photographic compositions which, apart from a few colourful houses and the large space-shuttle shaped Hallgrimskirkja, were somewhat limited …. I started to notice a proliferation of graffiti on the walls and houses of downtown Reykjavik. These were colourful and interesting and offered a distraction from some of the rather rundown and grey, drab buildings and the other routine touristy sights. So here are a few images of the graffiti I came across which at least exhibits some of the artistic and creative skills of the local Icelandic natives.

Reykjavik, Iceland






Reykjavik, Iceland




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