Monday, March 01, 2021

Mondays in Iceland - #104

Hallgrímskirkja is the most notable landmark in Reykjavík.

It would be hard not to see it from any open spot in the city or its surrounds. This gives the casual walker an enormous advantage over almost any other city. If if you become lost, you can always use this formidable spire to reconnect with the city center. The subject of innumerable postcards and tourist snaps. It was quite controversial when it was being constructed; the more conservative elements in the church thought it was too ostentatious, too proud. Now, however, it is hard to imagine the city without it.

If more provincial minds had prevailed there would probably be an anonymous glass-sided hotel there now.

Much more on Iceland

By Professor Batty


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