100 Ropes” and “Scattered Ashes”



The inevitable Irish pub

Is there a city in the world that doesn’t have at least one?

(I think there are three in Reykjavík)

Finnegan’s has been there for a long time and I was told it is a private party room, but I can’t confirm that. It used to have rather shabby black drapes covering the windows, but now that they’re gone it looks much less sinister:

Hverfisgata: Colourful art

These wooden dividers are used to separate work areas from pedestrian areas. They generally quickly become covered in graffiti, tags and advertising posters, but a few years ago I started noticing a new trend. Instead of putting them up and waiting for the inevitable “decorations”, the building companies (or so I assume, although it could have been city officials) got artists to decorate them. These two are currently situated on Hverfisgata, the street that runs parallel to the north of Laugavegur, but I originally saw them somewhere else. The first three are all part of the same divider and the fourth is a separate one that was originally a continuation of the other:

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Same house, different neighbour

Continuing on from yesterday, this is what I glimpsed through the next gaping hole in the wall and in a puddle of water on the floor. It almost looks like someone took a photo of the house and its reflection and pasted it on top of a photo of the interior: House reflected in a puddle It looks just as pasted-in from farther off: House reflected in a puddle