Travelogue featuring Reykjavik - housing, climate, street scenes, industry, volcanos, etc.
Reykjavik in Iceland is featured in this story.
Panning shots of Icelandic houses. Intertitle points out that the Icelandic climate is little different to our own. M/S of a city street. Man rides a horse down the street. Pedestrians, cars, buildings, various street scenes are shown. Fishing is stated as the main industry but Pathe features an itinerant photographer. C/U of photographer at his work, taking a portrait of two children in the open air.
"Essentially volcanic, Iceland possesses natural boiling water - and the housewives use it to the full." L/S of a small trough of water covered with a curved steel canopy. C/U of the water. This is where women come to do their washing. M/S of the women washing clothes by putting them into the water with sticks, then using the steel bars as a grip to wring out their clothes.
Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 684.
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