Landscapes of Iceland

“þetta reddast” these Icelandic words are so positive, it means “it will all work out okay”. When faced with difficulties Icelanders always maintain a belief that things will work out in the end.  🙂

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Þingvellir (Thingvellir) is a historic site and national park in Iceland, east of Reykjavík.

 

Hello beautiful people! Today I would like to share some pictures from my Iceland trip. It was three nights of stopover in my way to Canada. I had time to see lots of wonderful places with dramatic landscapes, volcanoes, geysers, lava fields, massive glaciers,  waterfalls, stunning parks and I even got an amazing sunshine day on the Reynisfjara, a world-famous black-sand beach! Yes people, sunshine in Iceland…sunshine!!!!!

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Gullfoss is a waterfall located in the canyon of the Hvítá river in southwest Iceland.

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Sólheimajökull is a glacier in southern Iceland, between the volcanoes Katla and Eijafjallajökkull.
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The Blue Lagoon

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Icelanders are very kind people and they speak English very well.

Hints: be attentive because the restaurants and pubs may stop serving meals around 9pm. We enjoyed a delicious  dinner at Skjol, a camping site and a restaurant (pub) on the Geysir area between Gullfoss and Geysir.  The restaurant is open until 23:00 but serving meals until around 22:00. Their pizza and fish & chips are great!

Indispensable item to bring with you is a waterproof jacket during the trip! 🙂

Ah eat some Skyr, an Icelandic yogurt, very good!

Hope you enjoy the pictures! Next post I will be showing some images from Reykjavik, on the coast of Iceland, the country’s capital and largest city.

See you soon!

 

The Eternal…Rome!

“For someone who has never seen Rome, it is hard to believe how beautiful life can be.”

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I guess when “Rome” is the subject words  cannot explain this amazing city…you just need to visit! 🙂 At least once in your life…go to Rome and enjoy it!

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“Rome is not like any other city. It’s a big museum, a living room that shall be crossed on one’s toes.” – Alberto Sordi.

 

 

The colours of Boston, Massachusetts in Autumn pictures.

The Boston Theatre District is the center of Boston’s theater scene. Many of its theaters are on Washington Street, Tremont Street, Boylston Street, and Huntington Avenue.Bonjour beautiful people! Autumn in Boston is magnificent! This season has such beautiful nuances of colours and lights. We were lucky with the weather during our visit there!

Starting from Boston Public Garden and Boston Common…

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Lagoon bridge in the Boston Public Garden.

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Boston Common at Wikipedia and The Public Garden at Wikipedia

The Granary Burying Ground is the city of Boston’s third-oldest cemetery, founded in 1660 and located on Tremont Street. It is the final resting place for many notable Revolutionary War-era patriots, including Paul Revere, the five victims of the Boston Massacre, and three signers of the Declaration of Independence: Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Robert Treat Paine.

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Samuel Adams (1722–1803), statesman, signer of the Declaration of Independence.
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The Massachusetts State House, seat of the Government of Massachusetts, on Beacon Hill.
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Park Street Church (built in 1809).
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Street view ( Boston’s North End/Little Italy neighbor).
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Paul Revere House
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Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge crosses the Charles River from Downtown Boston.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace – also called Quincy Market – offers 100+ stores, artisan pushcarts, restaurants, and pubs right on Boston’s famed Freedom Trail.

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Quincy Market actually comprises of three buildings – Quincy Market at the center and flanked by South Market and North market.

 

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Faneuil Hall has been a marketplace and a meeting hall since 1743.

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Great Hall Clock in Faneuil Hall

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The Boston Theatre District is the center of Boston’s theater scene. Many of its theaters are on Washington Street, Tremont Street, Boylston Street, and Huntington Avenue.

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Old City Hall

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Boston’s waterfront: walk along the Harbor, enjoy interesting views, and check out all the restaurants overlooking the water.

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The Old State House, a museum on the Freedom Trail and the site of the Boston Massacre.

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Trinity Church

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Museum of Fine Arts

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The Boston Public Library contains approximately 24 million volumes, and electronic resources, making it the third-largest public library in the United States behind only the Library of Congress and the New York Public Library.

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Boston Public Library

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Reading Room at McKim Building
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These twelve-foot-tall, two-ton bronze doors were commissioned by Peter C. Larkin, founder of the Salada Tea Company, to celebrate his industry’s storied past.The doors were designed by sculptor Henry Wilson and feature ten panels telling the story of the exotic origins of tea.
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Revere beach: located about 5 miles north of downtown Boston.

 

City of Boston website