Monday, February 06, 2006

The black zig-zagged rocks typical of this landscape

Geysir, the father of all geisers

Hot springs area, the earth steams with heat

Yes, it is this blue! And very very hot, too!

The mighty waterfall, Gullfoss

More of Iceland

One view from Thorvaldur's apartment

Reykjavik from on top: colorful like a Lego game!

Imposing mountains

And the über-postcard-like view of the Icelandic capital

Iceland Pictures

One of the old and typical Scandinavian buildings in the center of Reykjavik

The Icelandic Opera house, with an interesting architectural solution ;-)

Hjallgrímkirkja, a recent but very imposing construction (ended in 1984 if I remember correctly), which dominates the skyline with its 75 meter tower

And a nice interior view of the above church

Nice Blues

Friday, February 03, 2006

The four of us, Matt, Ross, I, and Analia at the above-mentioned Busboys and Poets

One of the nicest additions to the U Street area, Busboys and Poets, bookstore-cum-café

What's left of Chinatown in DC
(just behind this arch there is a Starbucks Cafe...)
The nicest street in Philadelphia

Anca and Cornel in the hallway of their beautiful townhouse in Philly
And my favorite flowers, in the permanent collection at the Met

The sculpture gallery at the Met
Times Square as seen from the 20th floor of the Google building
On the promenade along the East River
A clear morning (well, almost morning), with the Chrysler building in the background
A little bit of New York

Ross, very concentrated
And this is the final (and delicious) result

Photos: The US trip

Here are some pictures from my latest travels: first would come Paris, but at that time I was not in the possession of a camera, so I must skip to the second stop, the US. I stayed with Rossnyev and Matt in Virginia and took a long weekend to visit New York City and Philadelphia. It was fantastic to see again good friends and old places...

Matt preparing his famous pumpkin ravioli.