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