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Reykjavik walking tour - part 3

(see also part 1 and part 2)
Next stop was the government building on the lakeside.
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The pond outside the building.
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A scale model of the country, where you can see just how rocky and remote it all is.
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Looking back across the lake toward the building, somehow a modern grey concrete building feels well designed and beautiful.
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Artwork outside a technical school - our guide went to a different school and described the rivalries between them.
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More of the school.
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Bobby Fischer (former US world chess champion, who went to school with Barbara Streisand and Neil Diamond) ended his days playing chess in Iceland. I don't know whether it was Icelandic chess or the normal verison.
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A statue outside the tourist office.

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