4th July gathering, Hallgrimskirkja

Thursday 4th July 2019, 5.05pm (day 2,870)

Hallgrimskirkja, 4/7/19

The Hallgrimskirkja is Reykjavik’s most distinctive architectural landmark. The design is meant to reflect basalt columns and thus the country’s volcanic geology. The statue in front is of Leif Eiriksson, who got to America several centuries before Columbus; it was presented by the USA to Iceland in 1930 and today seemed to be the focus of a 4th July gathering as a result, although maybe it was just a big bunch of tourists celebrating the fact that after 36 hours of rain since we arrived yesterday morning, the sun finally put in an appearance. Let’s hope it stays….

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3 thoughts on “4th July gathering, Hallgrimskirkja

  1. Sartenada says:

    Do You have inside photos? I always shoot inside and outside photos about churches. Well, it looks gorgeous. I do love it. In my country offers old wooden churches. Bell towers are separated from Churches.

    Happy and safe travels!

    • Drew Whitworth says:

      Not of this one I’m afraid; actually it was rather bare inside but did have a huge and elaborate organ.

      • Sartenada says:

        Oh, I see.

        It looks gorgeous outside, but inside rather bare. I give one example of Our Finnish wooden church:

        Church of Haukipudas

        Outside there is a unique Poor-man statue, separated bell tower from the church itself and inside all the walls painted with themes of the Bible.

        Happy and safe travels!

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