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Reykjavik walking tour - part 1

We took a walking tour of the city, figuring this would give us an interesting insight into the city. Its a free tour but well worth going on, with a fantastic, slightly anarchistic, guide (whose name was, I think, Ole). "I don't get paid for this so nobody tells me what to say".

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A rather sad statue outside the tourist office at the start of the tour.
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The more prosperous the country gets the uglier its buildings are - this one caused significant uproar when it threatened to spread a plague of concrete across the town.
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When corrugated iron came to the country it was only used on roofs but they soon realised that the rain goes in all directions so they put it on all sides of their buildings.
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A typical city residential street.
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One of the oldest buildings still in use in the city.


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