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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Royal National City Park in Stockholm

Royal National City Park is the worlds first national urban park
The park is around 10 km  ( 6 miles)  long
The forests can contain deer, hares, foxes  and birds
The park was established in 1995
There is a 36 km  (22 miles)  cycling route to be used
Some local residents are luck enough to live here year round 
Culture to be found everywhere within the boundaries of the park
Holy Small........maybe the residence for the Mother in Law lol
One of the many museums within the park

Reykjavik and Walking the Streets

Inventive way to advertise ........i like it!
Some great art showing the history of what once was 
Getting Lost......ah no, downtown is very small and the city itself has around 120,000 citizens 
Inside Hallgrimskirkja  (Lutheran Church ) and its walls 
Thought of Ernest Hemingway and his Old Man and the Sea  novel when i took this picture.....thinking of the relationship Iceland has with the ocean 
Business Sign and why you ask........i thought it was cool looking lol
Sun Voyager was sculpted by Jon Gunnar Arnason and is a dreamboat with promises of undiscovered territory, dream of hope, progress and freedom
Inside the Harpa Opera House located  as you see on the water
The history of Iceland began with the Vikings  in the late 9th century
Street Art
After this picture i wondered to myself what they are feeding the animals here.......i was a vegetarian after that for the four days i visited hahahahahaha
That is right........surfing in all conditions 
Harpa Concert Hall was completed in 2011 at a cost of 164 million Euro

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Inside ( Langjokull ) Glacier Iceland

An old Russian Missile Carrier will be the transport of choice today to go up and over the Langjokull Glacier
Still see the old army green inside the drivers quarters
For those really rough days of weather but not needed today
Enter if you dare lol
As i looked back it reminded me of the James Bond 007 intros .......maybe there is danger ahead haha
Langjokull is the second largest ice cap in Iceland
Cool ice sculptures to be found inside
We are about 30 meters (100 ft ) below the surface
The tunnels are also used by researchers and students from the University of Iceland to measure ice movements
Langjokull means long glacier
The ice is up to 580m  ( 1,900 ft ) thick
An actual Wedding Chapel inside the meaning of giving your partner a piece of ice for their finger hahaha
I am sure there was some machinery involved these tunnels took 15 months to build
It is the Worlds longest ice tunnel
On my way back down
Winter conditions can happen  instantly