The small city park, Austurvöllur, in the middle of downtown Reykjavik, lies quite close to the oldest church, as well as the Parliament building and the lake, Tjörnin. In the center of this square, surrounded by restaurants, bars, hotels, and one or two old residences, Reykjavik erects a large Christmas tree.
I took this picture last December, as the sun rose at the belated hour of 9 a.m. or so, shortly after they lit the tree for the first time. It must be charming to live so close to the Christmas tree lights that they reflect in the window of your house.
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