Who Goes to Iceland for Ice Cream?

It was a winter storm day, with the frozen wind gusting and howling and the people hunkered down…. (bad prose so I’ll stop here!).  Truth be told, it really was the morning after the enormous winter storm passed through Reykjavik and the entire island was shut down but I accompanied the Mrs. and her sister to find an open electronics store because they were inundated by a huge rogue wave that soaked them with freezing salt water at the outset of our photo tour .  Their cellphones were damaged and my sister-in-law had her camera damaged, too and we still had several weeks to go on our epic trip.

They were able to get the Mrs.’ phone working at the retail shop but they had to locate the repair shop that actually does the major cellphone repairs for her sister’s phone so I let them find their way to that shop.  That left me with doorscursion time and I had the town of Reykjavik all to myself while many people stayed indoors until the all clear signal was given.  I discovered that the town had very colorful buildings, perhaps their way of keeping a cheery attitude while living in a cold, snow and ice covered country.  I shot many photos of the colorful buildings and doors as I walked around with the hope that many would find their way onto Norm Frampton’s Thursday Door blog site.  If you’re into seeing doors from around the world visit Norm’s Thursday Door site so you don’t have to fly to these destinations on your own.

Perusing my new door photo collection I found a shot for this week’s post.  The color caught my eye just as it did when I was in Reykjavik and it’s an ice cream shop with pink doors.  Now who eats ice cream in Iceland much less than on a cold stormy day?

Well, I googled this shop and there are rave reviews for Valdis’ Ice Cream.  Now I’m wishing I had tried an ice cream cone while I was in Iceland.  And for the doors, who can resist pink doors on a quaint colorful building.


As I did some post processing on this photo I had a bonus surprise; see below.


Someone was certainly enjoying some ice cream in Iceland!

Thank you for visiting my post and thanks again to Norm 2.0 for his creation of the Thursday Doors website that gives us bloggers an outlet to let our thoughts be put on paper or in this case, web space.  For more posts and photos of doors by others please go to: Thursday Doors.

4 thoughts on “Who Goes to Iceland for Ice Cream?

    1. Thanks, Norm! Have an ice cream cone and relax. By the way, Andrea Bocelli is having a free solo online concert on YouTube tomorrow; he’s performing at the Duomo in Milan. Google Bocelli’s concert of Hope for the details about the time in your location; it would be a good time to sit and enjoy some beautiful music with the Mrs.


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