Reykjavik, Capital Region H÷fuborgarsvŠi, Iceland
Reykjavik Bˇkmenntaborg UNESCO City of Literature
äKaffih˙sin eru minn hßskˇli." — Steinn Steinarr, vi Ragnar Ý Smßra ■egar Steinn hafi ■ˇtt heldur ■aulsŠtinn ß kaffih˙sum ReykjavÝkur.
"I get my higher learning in cafÚs," answered Steinn
Erected by SÝminn.
Location. 64° 8.844′ N, 21° 56.252′ W. Marker is in Reykjavik, Capital Region H÷fuborgarsvŠi. Marker is on AusturstrŠti just east of Pˇsth˙sstrŠti, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: AusturstrŠti 20, Reykjavik, Capital Region H÷fuborgarsvŠi 101, Iceland.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. MßlfrÝur Einarsdˇttir (within shouting distance of this marker); ForsŠtisrßuneyti / Prime Minister's Office (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Bankastraeti 10 (about 210 meters away); Theodˇra Thoroddsen (about 210 meters away); Adlon (about 210 meters away); Torfhildur Hˇlm (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Einar Benediktsson (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Laufey Jakobsdˇttir (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reykjavik.
Also see . . .
1. Hressingarskßlinn (WOW Airlines). We wonĺt delve too deeply into the long story here; but the house was imported from Sweden and has stood at its current location since 1805 – putting it among the most venerable buildings in the whole city. The ĹSvenskaĺ house, as it was long nicknamed, housed a succession of important people like sheriffs and the like, before eventually being bought by the government, given to a youth organisation and then swapped with a baker. The baker then moved his place of refreshment, Hressingarskßlinn (quite separate from his actual bakery) into the house – even bringing in “a foreign man” to install a coffee machine the likes of which were all the rage in “international coffee houses” and had never been seen in Iceland before. (Submitted on July 13, 2017.)
2. Hressingarskßlinn (Wikipedia, in Icelandic). (Submitted on July 13, 2017.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.