środa, 28 sierpnia 2013

Lake in Reykjavik: Tjörnin

Tjörnin is a small lake in central Reykjavík. Although it is not among the biggest lakes in the country, it is one of the best known.
Most visitors to Reykjavík pass along its shore, as it is situated in the city centre next to the Reykjavik City Hall and several museums. Several buildings belonging to the University of Iceland are also close by.

Tjörnin has long been a favourite spot for bringing young children to see and feed the ducks, seagulls, swans and geese that reside there.
During the winter, the lake usually freezes over but hot geothermal waters are pumped in to defrost an area for water birds.

poniedziałek, 26 sierpnia 2013

Árbær Open Air Museum

Árbær was an established farm into the 20th century, and the museum opened in 1957. Árbær is now an open air museum with more than 20 buildings which form a town square, a village and a farm. Most of the buildings have been relocated from central Reykjavik.

Garðastraeti (1848)

early 20th century



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