Half-timbered I

I love the patterns in the walls of old half-timbered houses.

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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.

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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.

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