A December Evening Down by Tjörnin Lake



At kaffitími, or coffee hour, in Iceland people are on the move: on their way home from work, from school, on their way to a cafe or to their amma's house for a cup and a slice of spice cake. At this time of year it's a lovely hour when the weather is right, like on this early evening last week down by the city lake. The pretty church is the Reykjavik Fríkirkjan (Free Church) which, along with being where my parents were married and where my sister was baptized, has been the setting of a number of very beautiful concerts by the likes of Sigur Rós, Múm and Amiina. (Here's another lovely shot of the church by Weekend Photo.) And the white building to the right is the National Gallery of Iceland, Listasafn Íslands, an inspirational place to spend a coffee hour (with a cappuchino and kleina from Kaffitár, the in-house café.)

Oh, and be sure to get you and your loved ones a *New* Iceland Eyes 2008 calendar, mug and/or tee shirt! Check out the links on the side bar to see what's inside the calendar and what options you have with the tees. The calendar, by the way, was awarded Zazzle's Today's Best last week, as well as being in the Top 10 calendars viewed. You love it online, you'll love in person!!!

(More cool stuff always on the way, and do let me know if you have a favorite Iceland Eyes photo that we can make something from.)

8 comments:

Deslilas said...

Strange colors. Just like a half-cartoon movie.
Mélange de cinéma et de décor de dessins animés.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I was so happy to order a calendar! I've been reading your blog for a while, and I've really enjoyed your photograph. My favorite is the one on the calendar cover. One you took that isn't included was a vase of roses, I think in a cemetery, in the snow. It was really lovely. I also like the one of your daughter superimposed over the photo of Iceland's female head of state. That was such a lovely, thought provoking photo.

Thanks again! You have a lovely blog!

Rose said...

Maria, you made my day! Now I'm ready for 2008!

Maria Alva said...

Thank you both for your very inspiring words!

mekkin said...

Must...have...STUFF! The side effects of living in a large consumer based society like America :p

Rose said...

My Iceland Eyes calendar arrived in just 4 or 5 days. It's just as wonderful as I'd expected! 2008 is already off to a good start...

Maria Alva said...

Oh, I'm so glad, Rose! I took Zazzle on faith and it sounds like they've delivered in both quality and speed. Thanks for letting me know!

ONEDIA said...

wanted to let you know I linked to you and used your photo of church in this post
http://onediasozarks.blogspot.com/2007/12/no-post-topics.html

O.