Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Do you know Iceland?

You will say that you know Björk and maybe also 1955's Literature Nobel Prize winner Halldor Laxness. You might even know about the Hofdi House, built in 1909, one of the most beautiful buildings in Reykjavik, best known as the location for the 1986 summit meeting of presidents Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbatsjov, that effectively marked the end of the Cold War. And of course, you might have heard about the Sagas, the trolls, the harsh and breathtaking nature, the geysers and the blue lagoon... And if none of these ring any bell to you, don't worry, it's never late to learn! And if you live in Brussels or not too far from the city, don't miss the Iceland on the Edge festival that will take place at BOZAR from 15 February to 15 June. They also have a blog where artists and Iceland lovers (including me) write everyday: www.bozar.be/blog
I will make the trip from Amsterdam, at least for the opening AIRWAVES concerts on 15 February. I admit that I am not only go for that event only, but while around, there's no reason why I should miss it.

5 comments:

chateaubrys said...

I've just added the blog to my feedreader ;-)

chateaubrys said...

No youtube-hints on Iceland?

Ayse Erin said...

@chateaubrys: There should be! You may find more if you type ICELAND AIRWAVES. It's a great music festival that takes place every year in Reykjavik.

Erinc Salor said...

So, when are we going?
Festivals and blogs are jolly nice, but seriously, when are we going? ;)

Ayse Erin said...

@Erinc Salor: let's start with the festival on Friday evening... then we'll see if we find any good flights to escape there a few days :)