Sky blue

At Frankfurt airport (Hesse, Germany).


Sep 27, 2015


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Perlan – the Pearl of Reykjavik

Perlan (The Pearl) a building at Öskjuhlíð hill in Reykjavík (Capital Region, Iceland), designed by Ingimundur Sveinsson, built on hot water tanks, opened on 21st June 1991.

Inside:

  • exhibitions:
      • Forces of Nature – Amazing Geological Wonders,
      • Látrabjarg Cliff,
      • Glaciers and Ice Cave,
      • The Water in Icelandic Nature,
      • Underwater Journey (cinema),
  • Perlan Planetarium,
  • Perlan View – observation deck,
  • restaurant.

The building is composed of an immense glass dome that sits on six hot-water tanks, each carrying 4 million litres of geothermal hot water. All of this is supported by a colossal steel frame, which serves important functions in addition to holding everything together. The framework, hollow on the inside, is actually a gigantic radiator. In the winter when it is cold, hot water runs through the frame, while cold water is used in the summertime.*

*Perlan webpage



Perlan webpage


See also:

Reykjavík – the Smoke Cove

Sunset in Reykjavík

Reykjavík by night

Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavík

Coast walk in Reykjavík


Iceland on 40thousandkm

Coast walk in Reykjavík

A walk on coastal path in Reykjavík (Capital Region, Iceland). On the way:

  • coastal path art,
  • Grímsstaðavör old fishing sheds,
  • Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach (webpage),
  • Kópavogur and Kópavogskirkja (1960s church).

See also:

Reykjavík – the Smoke Cove

Sunset in Reykjavík

Reykjavík by night

Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavík

Perlan – the Pearl of Reykjavik


Iceland on 40thousandkm

ZHR: Zurich Airport

Zurich Airport / Flughafen Zürich (IATA: ZRH, ICAO: LSZH) – the largest international airport in Switzerland, with three runways and three terminals. “Europe’s leading airport” (World Travel Award, 2019). Located in municipalities of Kloten, Rümlang, Oberglatt, Winkel and Opfikon – 13 km from Zürich.


 


Zurich Airport, Flughafen Züric, 8058 Kloten, Switzerland

Ξ Zurich Airport webpage

∇ Location: view on Google Maps


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