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Akureyrarkirkja
After all the natural beauty we now visit Akureyi, the largest city of Iceland outside the Reykjavik region, in the North of Iceland.
After a few clearings, the weather is clouded again and almost dry.
First we visit the Akureyrarkirkja, located in the centre of the city, towering above the city on a hill. It was designed by Guðjón Samúelsson, and completed in 1940. A remarkable striking design. In my opinion a less successful combination of modern architecture and traditional forms.
■ The main photo shows 3 beautiful stained glass windows. The right window is linked to my previous photo. Þorgeir is depicted on the window, who threw his statues of the pagan god into the waterfall Goðafoss.
■ The first workshop shows the façade above the entrance in close up. A nice tight graphic composition, where the windows bring some colour between all the shades of grey.
■ The second workshop finally shows the church in full size from its best side, the front facade. It is clear to see how the church is built on a hill.

■ Main picture: ◙ stained glass windows
■ Workshop 1: ◙ above the entrance
■ Workshop 2: ◙ front facade

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