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Fáskrúðarbakkakirkja, Iceland

The National Church of Iceland or as we Icelandic tourist say "Þjóðkirkjan", is truly Lutheran. As so there is not much of the glamor and the whole „passion of the Christ“ hollywoodesque show you maybe would expect in catholic regions. No, Iceland is rough and plain and so are the churches.

The National Church of Iceland or as we Icelandic tourist say “Þjóðkirkjan”, is truly Lutheran. As so there is not much of the glamor and the whole „passion of the Christ“ hollywoodesque show you maybe would expect in catholic regions. No, Iceland is rough and plain and so are the churches.

It is anyway a holy miracle that the sacred buildings are not blown of the rock, which is called Iceland. But there are quite a few of them I did some research to find out how mine is called and there is a page that shows pictures of them all. It seems like there is a church for every single Icelander. And some of the buildings are quite futuristic. Some others show some similarities to the style of the first churches in the American middle west. All made of wood and really plain. Some of them rather look like a barn or shed. With only two windows and only build for a family of shepherds. And another witty church I found on the road to the glacier Snæfellsjökull. It took also some time to find out more about it.

The name is Fáskrúðarbakkakirkja and it was build 1934. I love this lonely wooden church in the open field. It depicts so much the standalone factor of religion…the earth close to the lord…and whatever. And maybe you feel all this humble spirit much more than in a giant cathedral, which was only build for the sole purpose to show the simple people how small they are compared to god and the clerics.

http://www.nat.is/Kirkjur/Kirkjur%20VL%20faskrudarbakkakirkja.htm
http://www.kirkjan.net/mynd/kirksidur/aust.htm

written by wil6ka

12 comments

  1. stouf

    stouf

    Wowowowww wil6ka is very productive !!!
    Great review, I alway wanted to go to Iceland... You're shots are gorgeous !

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  2. maxpinckers

    maxpinckers

    FANTASTIC SELECTION !

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  3. stouf

    stouf

    Too bad you can't upload a sound, so you could tell us how to pronounce : Fáskrúðarbakkakirkja ... : )))

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  4. wil6ka

    wil6ka

    ;) we can make a "guess the right pronouncation - evening" out of it!
    That would be fun;)

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  5. smclemon

    smclemon

    Iceland is a beautiful place, you did well in capturing it :)

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  6. stouf

    stouf

    Ahahaaaa : ))... How many piggies for the winner ??? ...
    Just kidding....

    Laters herr Willie ; )

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  7. kirri-joy

    kirri-joy

    hehehe funny stuff. i have always wanted to know how that lanaguage sounds. ive never even heard it on a movie. i totally need to go to iceland. great location!

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  8. ethermoon

    ethermoon

    woah! this is a nice location review!!! never been to Iceland but yes, it is one of my favorite place to visit!

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  9. lucasjakobsson

    lucasjakobsson

    number 2 is really great! how did you take that shot?

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  10. wil6ka

    wil6ka

    @Lucas
    I put the horizon inside a driving car onto the board under the windshield window.
    Longtime-exposure, so it pulls the streetlights to long lines.
    Smart and skillfull - don't you think? ;)

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  11. azurblue

    azurblue

    Herr wil6ka, another great destination you gave us, once again !

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  12. lucasjakobsson

    lucasjakobsson

    @ wil6ka

    indeed :) the mix of the lights and the sky its just beautiful

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