Signs part two Posted by sequoia on Jun 30, 2012 in Icelandic culture
Here are some signs, mostly from downtown Reykjavik.
This and the one before it are signs put up by the public. Often if there’s some kind of protest planned, or if a new club forms, someone will put up signs for it. “NEI! / NO!” is probably the most popular motto for protests, Iceland doesn’t seem to be very imaginative when it comes to slogans or titles in general.
Notice about something new opening. Shops very frequently go out of business in the downtown area, based on my observations it’s probably from bad business/marketing management and not from rent costs (although those are quite high in the in-demand areas).
Keflavík airport. The f in “keflavík” is pronounced like p.
Top: Swimming “palace” (pool)
Bottom: School “car” (bus)
There was a really good documentary about a pool in Reykjavík, and it had English subtitles, but I haven’t yet heard that it’s gone on sale.
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