The Wrath of the Norse Gods

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    Hewn from stone, the temple spire awaits my approach, making my chest rattle with thunder.

    This is Hallgrímskirkja, a church in downtown Reykjavik, Iceland. It is built to resemble an ancient area of the countryside, near a waterfall, where stones in these shapes were found as part of a natural geological formation.

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    1. marketa.kalvachova 66 months ago | reply

      We would be honor to have this photo in
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      2 photos each day

    2. wade in da water 65 months ago | reply

      From the thumbnail, it looked like two hands in prayer, now I see the larger version, and it looks the same.

    3. Aida Villaronga 65 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called * Are these buildings? No, this is art... (post 1 ~ award 1), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    4. iPrescott 64 months ago | reply

      Splendid! Such majesty in this wonderful piece of architecture. Brilliant capture, as well!! Nice job.

    5. Kombizz 59 months ago | reply

      GREAT shot

    6. Frederic Mancosu 58 months ago | reply

      Awesome! It was hidden under building rods last summer when I was in Reykjavik... not that there had been anything like night around that time of year anyhow ;-)

    7. Sezzie D 53 months ago | reply

      amazing photo! :)

    8. Maor Hazan 52 months ago | reply

      Totally amazing!

    9. Eizo no Horton 47 months ago | reply

      This is overwhelming. Frightening. Inspiring. What light! What composition!

    10. Eizo no Horton 47 months ago | reply

      What light! What composition! Frightening and inspiring.

    11. ebruytm 47 months ago | reply

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    12. Kaitlin McNulty 47 months ago | reply

      this is absolutely breath taking
      amazing shot :D

    13. NicoTrinkhaus 43 months ago | reply

      wow, how wonderful

    14. mazurka666 40 months ago | reply

      S p e c t a c u l a r !

    15. Officer Phil 32 months ago | reply

      I have modified this photo into a "virtual realty" format. You can see it at:



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