Here is a series of Photos I took today. It snowed last night and has been snowing off and on since then. This is part of the center of Reykjavik, residential, nice and especially quiet today. I am so fortunate to be in this part of town. Postal code 101, and called the 101. I'll include more text and more and more various photos in a future entry. I feel nearly settled. Class is going well. Students are interested and attentive. Tomorrow I am going on a backstage tour of the National Theater. Frankly, I hope it keeps snowing. It is so beautiful.
I've joined a ginormous gym (this is not a photo of the gym but part of the Cathedral that is not covered by scaffolding) with classes in 4 gargantuan studios, every kind of machine and free-weight, Olympic size indoor pool, both indoor and outdoor hot spring pool, an spa (costs extra but I may splurge on a massage at some point). In the main room, 75 treadmills, as many stair steppers and stationary bicycles. There are no membership cards, but an iris scanner.
I haven't tried the pools yet. Not yet used to the slight sulfur aroma that all hot water has here.
Alright, that's probably more than enough about the gym. One more photo. I love these painted corrugated metal houses, especially when surrounded by white buildings and the snow, with the low angled light, really can be stunning.