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This is the first of a series of photos I plan to post from my Grand Tour of Germany (with side trip into France) that I took in May of 2017. I will not be posting them in any particular order.


Victorian-style house

This is one of a number of houses in Reykjavík that have been meticulously restored in recent years. When I was growing up, there were many old houses in the city that needed a lot of TLC, but thanks to a change in the way we think about the past ( and also to the prestige associated with living in the 101 area), many of them have been restored rather than torn down and replaced with concrete houses.

I have always thought this house looked like something out of the Victorian era, except for the corrugated iron cladding (which however, can be taken for wood at first glance). I love the splash of colour the flowers make:


There’s just a touch of gingerbread, not too much: