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The 25 Best Art Neighborhoods in the World

101

Location: Reykajavik

Notable Galleries: i8 Gallery, 101 Gallery, Reykajavik Art Gallery

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101 is the postal code and the nickname of the Icelandic capital's oldest neighborhood, a seaside enclave of winding streets, colorful, sometimes decrepit buildings, and just steps from some of the most wild countryside in the world. That pairing of natural forces and shabby chic has made the neighborhood a destination for artists for a few years now. It's to Reykajavik what Williamsburg briefly was to New York. As many native and ex-pats call the picturesque locale home as do outre celebs, particularly everyone's favorite Icelandic artist, Bjork, and Britain's alt-rock hero, Damon Albarn.

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