Thursday, August 28, 2008

Low flying B - 757 in Reykjavik - Iceland

Yesterday the Icelandic National Handball team back from the Olympics in Bejing.
And with the silver medal .
They landed in Reykjavik ,and two coast guard helicopters and a DC -3 - flew with the Boeing 757 formation over the city.
And the Boeing also fles low over the airport - before landing with the team.

30 - 40 thousand people where downtown and celebrated the team whne the eventually came downtown.

But the jet flew pretty low over the airport as you can see on my video.
You can here bystanders shout in disbelief as the JEt flew low over the airport in Reykjavik

Friday, August 22, 2008

Iceland at the Olympics

Hi all

And today ( friday )- 12:15 (gmt) iceland will be fighting for the right to play for the gold in Handball - at the olympics in Bejing.
And at that time - nobody will be working - everybody watching on tv .
Big mall in Kopavogur will show the game on a big screen - and some movie theaters will also show the game -
will be playing against Spain ( population 40 million ) and in Iceland
( population 300.00 thousand ) the excitement is huge .

Iceland has one three medals in the Olympics - that is total .
One in 1956 ( triple jump ) 1984 ( judo ) and 2000 ( pole voult ).
And this weekend -- we could get lucky !

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Little boat helping a bigger boat

Hi all. The other day - i witnessed a boat helping another boat get out of Reykjavik. And great weather - of course - Great to see the big boat move out of Reykjavik harbour. Took a few photos and a video clip. Hope you like them. Click on the photos and they will get bigger.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Still great weather in Reykjavik

Still great weather here in Reykjavik -
And people sailing outside of Reykjavik in there sailboats.

Kids jumping into the sea - and the temp - a staggering - 16 to 18 on the celcius scale.
Hope you like the photos and video.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

President of Iceland - fourth term

Yesterday - President of Iceland - Mr. Olafur Ragnar Grimsson -- was signed for the fourth term as President of Iceland.
On the video you can police - make an honor guard.
And the then President and members of parliement come out of the church and walk into Parliement building.
Then they shout hurrah - for Iceland..
And above the President - on top of the parliemnet - there is a Danish Crown and number -- That would be reffering to the King of Denmark -- when he came to Iceland in 1874 - with the Icelandic Constitution --
Chirstjan lX