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Reykjavik City Library
Ranked #61 of 178 things to do in Reykjavik
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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Enjoyed our visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014

The photos that we saw at first, started on the staircase that curved up to the next floor, to stop and look at these, I had to hold on to the hand rail. Photos from years gone by were of many subjects,but the orphanages with children sitting on the carers laps, all looked so sad.
Another wall was filled with photos of people holding balloons or books, flowers etc in front of their face, so you had a body and no head, I did not get these and it did not seem have any explanation to go with them.
On the top floor we found a large stand up cardboard cut out of a family based on the old days, a lady and man with two children, each of their faces were cut out, but the cardboard shape was still there so you could see what they looked like, you just needed to remove it so you could put your own face in it.
I know it was a bit childish, but it was something that had to be done Overall it was an interesting visit. Downstairs there were a lot of paintings leant against one another, I did not know if they were for us to look through or ready to be hung or even removed from the library, one painting that did catch my eye and was hung on the wall was of a girl looking at her reflection, the detail was incredible and she was beautiful. I could not see any labels of who took these photos or painted these pictures which would have been nice to know a little more about them, but we enjoyed our time at the library

Visited February 2014
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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“Photo Exhibition”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

Modern library. The photo exhibition was fascinating showing the last 50 years history of Iceland. They have some very unusual subject matters, was well worth a look.

Visited October 2013
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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111 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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“This is where the locals hang out!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

Icelanders tend to be a bit book-crazy. Libraries are great places to hang out and relax, and they have so many nice activities going on. Staff is really helpful and the selection of literature is just great.

Visited January 2013
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Glasgow
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297 reviews
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“Photography museum”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

Hoped to see some wonderfull landscape photographs. Once we found the museum on the 6th floor of the library the exhibits disapointed. There were so few and the best were the tourist shots. Its free so nothing lost.

Visited October 2013
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“Nice photo exhibition”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

At the top floor of the library was a small photo exhibition about the transformation of the city in the last decades.

Visited March 2013
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