søndag 26. april 2015

Riga





Visiting Riga in the beginning of January was a little cold and grey. I was here with the three Norwegian girls I lived with when I studied nursing for a semester in Australia. The snow was very much present in the streets and very wet, so I think boots would have been the best choice. Unfortunately for me, my feet were damp and frozen all weekend. 

BUT, it is not all bad, except for the cold weather, Riga´s old town has some amazing and colorful buildings. I don´t think the grey sky will give the city its well deserved credit, but hopefully my pictures will convince you that in the spring, summer and autumn this a city to experience.




















tirsdag 30. desember 2014

Reykjavik







After arriving on Keflavik airport we took a bus straight to the Blue Lagoon. There are two bus companies, and you can buy tickets at the airport or book them online. There are also taxis. The busride took about 20-30 minutes. We only had two full days, and the Blue Lagoon is a bit away from the city centre, so it was convenient to do it from the airport before heading into town. They have storage for your luggage at the Blue Lagoon.




My boyfriend at the Blue Lagoon. 


To get into town from our hotel we walked along the shore. It was overcast and the daylight came at 10 am! 





This is Harpa, a concert hall and conference centre. 

Harpa was designed by the Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects in co-operation with Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. The structure consists of a steel framework clad with geometric shaped glass panels of different colours (Wikipedia). 





Hallgrimskirkja is a Lutheran parish church. 
It is 73 metres/244 feet. 



Inside the church. 


Reykavik is a very colorful town, filled with street art and a chilly wind..




The Icelandic language has a lot in common with Norwegian.  It is a bit easier to read than to hear the spoken word. 
Some of the words are just pure FUN, like this one above! 
(Hver =each Fis=fart Gata=street)




Street art! 

fredag 14. november 2014

Washington DC



Capitol Hill. 


I was excited to return to Washington DC after 12 years. The weather was grey as it was 12 years ago!
It is such a historic city, filled with monuments and amazing buildings. 



The white house. Apparently Obama was out of town..
















The FBI building in Washington was so boring it never made it on to here, but the cars were cool enough.