The pier district in Grafarvogur
At the junction of Elliðavogur and Grafarvogur is the pier district, Bryggjuhverfið, in Reykjavík. A different neighborhood, where there is neither a shop nor a school, despite the fact that well over a thousand people live in around 800 apartments in this beautiful and unique neighborhood. The neighborhood is still being developed and built, because in 2025 the number of apartments in the neighborhood will almost double. It was more than 30 years ago that the company Björgun drafted the construction of the neighborhood on the company’s lot based on a foreign model. It was the architect Björn Ólafs, who has worked in the city of Paris for decades, who was hired in 1992 to develop an idea and design a neighborhood where the proximity to the sea would be used for outdoor activities and recreation. Icelandic Times / Land & Saga, took a little trip and walked around the neighbourhood on the second day of the new year. It was beautiful, and snowy, as indeed in the entire capital. But few people were out and about as the weather was perhaps more suited to staying inside reading a good book and enjoying the view out to the canals, than walking around the neighborhood in the wet, heavy snow.
02/01/2022 : A7R III, A7C : FE 1.4/24mm GM, FE 1.4/85mm GM