Harpa

Not too long ago Harpa was opened. Harpa is the new Reykjavik Opera House and I absolutely love it, I was even so lucky to be there opening night and listened to the symphony play spectacular music. I had a final exam the morning after and I almost skipped the opening night but my mother decided she wasn’t having any of it because I had been studying so hard and the exam was on the Bible and I attended Catholic schools for 8 years, so I thought this was a once in a lifetime opportunity and I was feeling confident about the exam. Since then I have been to numerous concerts in this amazing piece of architecture, the opening night is of course the most memorable but the Lord of the Rings concert is a close second. Usually when I go to a concert everyone is dressed in their fanciest clothes but when I went to the Lord of the Rings concert there was a sea of men with long hair wearing jeans, I love that Harpa is a place for everyone, doesn’t matter if you’re a fancy ambassador, a hipster or a poor university student, you can so easily fall in love with this house. I went there the other day with my camera to take pictures of Harpa and visited my friend who works in the record shop 12 Tónar which is on the first floor. Doesn’t matter how often I go there I never get sick of it.

I call architecture frozen music. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Coffee and Conversation

All one needs for a good afternoon is a cup of coffee and good conversation with an old friend. So that’s what I did after work earlier this week. I decided to meet up with one of my oldest friends at one of my favorite cafés in Reykjavik, Laundromat, and chat about our summer so far. I decided to use this opportunity and take a few pictures with my Pentax camera. My luck with this camera so far hasn’t been great, this has in fact been very challenging. That’s why I was so thrilled to get these photos back from the developer. They actually turned out good! I was also happy this particular film worked out because I love the atmosphere at Laundromat (they have books everywhere!). So I recommend you guys meet up with an old friend for a cup of coffee and good conversation.

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons. – T.S. Eliot

Cemetery


The sun was out! That doesn’t happen enough times here in Reykjavik. So I decided to take advantage and head downtown and take pictures. For some reason I decided to check out an old cemetery and I am glad I did. The way the sunlight appeared through the branches and leaves of the trees made the light so amazing. I was the only person there and everything was so quiet and peaceful.

There’s no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can’t do any business from there. – Colonel Harlan Sanders