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X100 Goes To Church

Discussion in 'Fuji X100 Forum' started by kevenv, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. kevenv

    kevenv SC Regular

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    Apr 28, 2011
    Took these during a recent vacation to Iceland.









     
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Keven, I'd be very interested to know where this church is, as well as its historical and personal significance. These are very interesting and I particularly like your third and fourth interiors very much.
     
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  3. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Very nice!!
     
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  4. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    A most interesting structure.
     
  5. kevenv

    kevenv SC Regular

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    Apr 28, 2011
    The church is called HallgrĂ­mskirkja (Hallgrim's Church in english). It is Iceland's tallest building at 244' and sits atop a hill in Reykjavik. You can visit the top of the tower for a small fee and the views are spectacular! It is made of concrete and is considered by some to be the ugliest building in Iceland lol. I think it is magnificent. You cannot visit this and not feel compelled to photograph it.
     
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  6. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Keven, much appreciated! I wondered if it might have been made of concrete. The next time you're there, or if you have any other photographs you'd care to share, it would be rather cool to see the church in more of its setting...to get a feeling for the land and perhaps the sea? How about a view from the top?:wink:
     
  7. kevenv

    kevenv SC Regular

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    Apr 28, 2011
    The church sits atop a big hill in Reykjavik. No matter how you approach it, you are shooting uphill and I couldn't find a way to get it in with it's surroundings. The first pic is from about 100m and as you can see, has quite an uphill tendency. The second is taken from halfway down the hill looking up a street. I think the only way would be to take pics of it from an aircraft. The rest are from the top. Spectacular views. Too bad it wasn't sunny!

     
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  8. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    They are spectacular views! Thank goodness you were looking through a window and not standing on the edge with only a railing or something!:eek: I love the colorful roofs and the fall colors...and that green (an airport?) sweeping out to the sea. The view of HallgrĂ­mskirkja from the bottom of one of the streets is very cool...that is quite a presence. I can't help but think of the old days when cathedrals loomed so large in city and village life - physically speaking.

    Thank you so much for all of these Keven. I love to see and learn about all of the parts of the world that I've never been to.:flowers_2:
     
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  9. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Jason
    Those pictures are stunning. Very well done.
     
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  10. kevenv

    kevenv SC Regular

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    Apr 28, 2011
    That is indeed Reykjavik airport :smile:
     
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