TNC2012 in Reykjavik - Sunday 20/5-2012
|Pictures from the other days|
First we all have to get to the conference. Typically, you first have to get
to the airport - in my case by Metro.
Then queue for...
...the baggage drop.
Find the gate
Veryify the plane is there...
...at the gate
Already at the gate I spot the first colleague: Jan Ferré from DeIC/UNI-C.
Closing in on Iceland...
Time to retrieve your bags, which can also be a challenge sometimes...
Lots of bags - no people
Lots of people - no bags
And finally the airport shutte arrives at...
...the Saga Hotel...
...from the top of which there is a magnificent view over Reykjavik
The university conference centre where the TNC is taking place
From the top of the hotel, you can see an impressive number of landmarks:
Here, Snćfellsjökull, which means the glacier of the snowy mountain.
The centre of Reykjavik
The new concert-hall Harpa where we are going to have the gala dinner
The high building in the middle is the tower of the national theatre
Hallgrímskirkja (with infrared vision - just to show off)
University campus landscape
The University main building
The Nordic House (the small one) and a university building
A building that - among other things - houses the IT-people
of the university who
are our hosts for the conference. Thank you for that!
Perlan - the combined warm-water storage facility and
restaurant where we are not going this time.
Háteigskirkja to the right - I have not yet found out the name on the one to the left
An evelator in Icelandic. Up and Down is easy - but I cherish
the sentence in the middle, which they have found so important that
it had to be engraved in the brass sign: Push the right direction-button.
This must have been the first elevator in Iceland.
The world-famous hotdog stand on the harbour where Bill Clinton once had one and
- as the connaiseur he is supposed to be - said that this was the best hotdog he had ever had.
I, however, think it had a peculiar taste of sheep. Try it yourself!
Another recurring sight of Reykjavik is the motorcycle enthusiasts who gather regularly on Ingolfstorg
I am a lover of infrastructure. Here we have a transformator station from 1920.
Another kind of infrastructure: WiFi networks
A bunch of Danes in a restaurant
The old parliament building
As a Dane, it is funny to see the traces from the old days when the Danish king also ruled Iceland.
In Lake Tjornin in central Reykjavik, ...
is it not just the standard
pond ducks from at home which roam around, but another set of species.
Here, the Eider male...
...which is less anonymous than its female companion
The whooper swan
On the brink of the lake, we find the city hall of Reykjavik...
...where the speakers' reception is taking place.
A very attractive feature is the large relief map of Iceland
A few words from the programme committee chairman
and practical remarks from Gyöngyi Horvath from TERENA
Outside, this contraption can be seen. What is this? A nesting platform, a piece of art? Help me, anyone!
The ladies from the registration on an outpost
On the way home, I run into my Danish colleagues, who are done at their restaurant.
A beautiful sunset. We have to enjoy it, since the met office has predicted rain for the rest of the week :(
Martin Bech, DeIC/UNI-C, firstname.lastname@example.org