Iceland Airwaves 2014

…and finally it was time for our favorite music festival of the year. We started the countdown back in August when we bought the tickets, and time passed by so quickly, it became November in what it feels like a heartbeat. Those four days went by even faster, so it’s good we have some pictures as proof, otherwise it would seem like a not-so-surreal hallucination.

The first Iceland Airwaves was held exactly in 1999 and took place in a cool airplane hangar at Reykjavik Airport. Since the first time it has grown out the hangar and spread all over town: cafes, pubs, stores, hostels and even the street have turned into a concert place. With its off-venue schedule the festival has something for those as well who don’t have a ticket. With approximately 9,000 other festival goers and who knows how many off-venue attendees Airwaves turns Reykjavik to one enormous party-town for a few days each year, where the visitors can bump into an interesting performance at every corner.

We had a blast with our friends Topas and Captain Morgan and although we didn’t make it to all the concerts we wanted to (decided to surrender before Caribou when we saw that people were standing in line from the Art Museum to the Bæjarins Beztu hot dog stand and went to check some local bands instead) we had an amazing time together.

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Time travel

There is a Facebook-group called ‘Iceland the Photographer’s paradise‘ where everyone can share their pictures about this beloved country.
I often visit the group when I need inspiration or just something to cheer me up.  It’s so nice to see the well-known Icelandic places through other people’s eyes.

The other day Mr. Ivan Beales, a member of this group shared a few amazing black n’ white pictures that really caught my eye. Looking at those old photos was like opening a time capsule to the past. I contacted him for more details, but he unfortunately couldn’t tell me much. The pictures were taken by a ships photographer on a cruise ship, date unknown.

If you recognize where this photos were taken or who the people are in them, don’t hesitate to share it with us!