What is the opposite of sweaty summer in NYC? Iceland!
We spent a magical week in the land of enchantment, where each sight was more spectacular than the last. Around the third day, I mostly stopped talking as I was so awestruck by the landscape, which is beautifully wild.
To start, there are the rainbows...
This is Viðey Island, just north of Reykjavik. It's a short ferry ride from the city and is a great introduction to Icelandic nature. On a sunny day, the colors are intense, especially the gold grass.
That's Reykjavik in the distance.
An unexpected bonus on the island is an art installation by Richard Serra called Áfangar (the Milestones Project), which consists of a series of basalt columns.
This house, which dates back to the 18th century, was the first building in Iceland to be constructed of stone.
More to come...