Friday, July 08, 2016

Iceland - Day 11

It's been a day with a lot of walking in downtown Reykjavik from the Old Harbour, to the church Hallgrímskirkja, to the Saga Museum, up and down the few more popular streets. We even saw Owen Wilson! (No picture of him, unfortunately!) He was with three guys, he looked taller than I thought he was (and that Imdb says he is) and it looked like he was looking for a bar or restaurant...

I have a few other pictures though...

Reykjavik, as seen from the tower of Hallgrímskirkja...




Goose meat salad for lunch...




Later, a hot dog (pylsur in Icelandic) from the stand in the Old Harbour. People like Bill Clinton and members of Metallica have eaten here. Hot dogs in Iceland are quite good. They're made of lamb meat and "the works" means with fresh onions, fried onions, ketchup, sweet mustard, and remoladi, a mayonnaise based sauce with relish. Very tasty!




Tomorrow we're flying home...


5 comments:

the walking man said...

SINNERS--anyone who puts ketchup on a hot dog has traveled a dark and ungodly road! The salvation for Iceland though is how they have used color in their construction. All those structures in the picture, what is the primary building material? Goose meat? Let me guess; it doesn't taste like chicken.

Charles Gramlich said...

I wondered if you had been eating or simply living off the air and the history. :)

SzélsőFa said...

Hi Vesper, I gather you already have been at home for a mou nth now.
I watch these photos all over again, because Iceland in on my bucket list. I guess you knew it and went there to make some fresh and realistic photos for me, lol.
I hope you had a great time in that gorgeous landscape and came home packed with wonderful memories of all kinds.
I don't know much about Icelandic folklore but I guess we'll be reading some of your works inspired by the lore you just met there.


To "the walking man": goose meat in texture and taste is close to the meats of game, or to beef. Unlike the soft and almost tasteless chicken raised in industrial farms, goose meat is more compact, tougher to eat and contains a lot of wild flavor.
Source of my info: raising goose is traditional in Hungary. ;)

SzélsőFa said...

sorry for the typo
read "mou nth" as "month"

Tragic Books | Isis Sousa said...

I just saw your latest posts on the trip (sorry I'm so late) and wow... This have truly been an amazing life experience. So much beauty. Iceland is blessed by the old and the new gods ;) It's so beautiful there!