Masonic Hall

I have to say: This is not the most imposing Masonic Temple I have ever seen.


A little slice of China

This house, which is situated at Njálsgata 33, is the headquarters of “Unnur’s China Club”, a travel agency specialising in tours to China. It also houses a museum dedicated to China.

I love the simplicity of how the owner, instead of heaping on the Chinese decorations, has just used these good luck knots to hint at what lies inside.




Upstairs, Downstairs

This building houses a bar/restaurant on the ground floor and a nightclub on the first and second floors (entered through the door in the rainbow-coloured section of the house). Bravo is a gay-frienly bar and Kiki is a queer club.

Back when I used to go clubbing regularly – too many years ago – the place was called “22” (it’s located at Laugavegur 22), and the ground floor housed a bar and the upstairs had a dance-floor. Since then it has changed names several times and been the hangout of several different sub-cultures.