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Höfði and the Peace tower
Höfði and in the back, Yoko Ono´s Imagine peace tower.
From Wikipedia:
Höfði is a house in Reykjavík, the capital city of Iceland, built in 1909. Höfði is located at Borgartún. Initially, it was the house of the French consul in Iceland. It was the place of the Iceland Summit when Reagan and Gorbachev met there in 1986. Within the building the flags of the USA and the USSR are cross-hung to commemorate the meeting. It is now mainly used for ceremonies for the Reykjavík City municipality.

Imagine Peace tower:
The IMAGINE PEACE TOWER is a work of art conceived by Yoko Ono in memory of John Lennon.

It is dedicated to peace and bears the inscription 'IMAGINE PEACE' in 24 languages.

The work is in the form of a wishing well from which a very strong and tall tower of light emerges. The strength, intensity and brilliance of the light tower continually changes as the particles in the air fluctuate with the prevailing weather and atmospheric conditions unique to Iceland.

Every year it will light up between October 9th (Lennon's birthday) and December 8th (the day of his death).
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