Every Picture Tells a Story     November 2018

The 14th Century Bell Inn
Kersey, Suffolk, England

Reykjavik

ReykjavŪk Icelandic is the capital and largest city of Iceland. It has a latitude of 64į08' N, making it the world's northernmost capital of a sovereign state, and is a popular tourist destination.[6] It is located in southwestern Iceland, on the southern shore of Faxa Bay. With a population of around 123 300 (and over 216 940 in the Capital Region),[3] it is the heart of Iceland's cultural, economic and governmental activity.

ReykjavŪk is believed to be the location of the first permanent settlement in Iceland, which, according to Ingůlfur Arnarson, was established in AD 874. Until the 19th century, there was no urban development in the city location. The city was founded in 1786 as an official trading town and grew steadily over the next decades, as it transformed into a regional and later national centre of commerce, population, and governmental activities. It is among the cleanest, greenest, and safest cities in the world.[7][8][9]

We did not have the best weather on our visit to Iceland.  It was a short stop over and would be worth considering again.  Very expensive but a wonderful place to visit.

 

Hallgimskirka is a Lutheran perish church

   
The hospital originally built as an almshouse From the start of our Melford area walk

 

 

The church Built in 1873 it housed 12 poor men, 2 women & a warden

 

 

The church The hospital still houses people in need!

 

 
The grounds of Melford Hall Gates at Melford Hall
   
Wall around part of Melford Hall Melford Hall on a gray day

 

 

Stained glass Everyone's favourite queen "Liz"
   
Can you tell which one is a door? Everyone needs a gallery fo the family photos

 

 

Beautiful rocking horse Better weather on the way out
   
Very stark looking for my taste Better will wall & trees included

 

 

Melford Hall

 
   
Can you tell which one is a door? Everyone needs a gallery fo the family photos

 

 

Beautiful rocking horse Better weather on the way out
   
Very stark looking for my taste Better will wall & trees included

 

 

Melford Hall

 

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