The jet lag we are all feeling is slowly wearing off. Thank goodness! This morning we went to walk around the neighbourhood sights, which consisted of a lot of walking in circles plus a really cool church. Lunch was delicious (PASTA!) and then we went off to play with an Icelandic chamber group. That was pretty awesome, considering they spoke limited English and we spoke no Icelandic. Now, after supper, it's bedtime. Just another busy day in Iceland!
Today, on Canada Day, we woke up to see the picturesque and breathtaking mountains of Iceland on the horizon. We shuttled downstairs for a scrumptious breakfast, and then proceeded to walk over to a gargantuan Lutheran Church situated in the heart of Reykjavik. The architectury was masterful and intricate, and we were able to see and hear an immense, but stately organ.
We thoroughly enjoyed this visit and thought it really exemplified the presence of culture and refinement in Iceland! Afterward, we sauntered down to Iceland's boutiques and browsed the unique selection. We were scrutinizing some truly spectacular shoes, in varying colours and designs, but unfortunately the prices were far from affordable. Finally, we were bused to the Nordic house, where we participated in a joint concert with an Icelandic chamber orchestra. Their music was exotic, feisty, and expertly executed. We were able to play a mixed performance of the Bach Double, which unified us in the ubiquitous language of music. We socialized with members of the Icelandic ensemble. It was a monumental day in the scheme of our tour.
Today (the 1st of July), we had breakfast in the morning and headed to a church called "Hallgrimskirkja", which is the tallest church in Iceland. It was really, really tall and we took the elevator to the top. After lunch,we also met with the Suzuki chamber orchestra of Iceland. It was a fun day!