The most beautiful church in Iceland.
And probably the most political. Like all churches, it is a face of the state. If you want to know what political power looks like, look here. That most Icelanders don’t actually go to church is not the point. It’s not about “going to church.” It’s about the survival of an ancient balance between outward and inward lives, i.e., in modern terms, Iceland. In other words, this, too, is church:
Hafrafell, The Mountain of the Sea
And ravens. Mountain of ravens, too.
It is about holding on. So, when you come to a church in Iceland, don’t drive by. Stop.
That’s the old church in the foreground, in memory at least. But, a thousand years, what’s that? Nothing at all.
Political or …etc. But as a view, especially nature and architecture, standing in a great harmony, this is art…. fascinated me. Thank you, Love, nia
I agree with the great harmony. It’s so beautiful! All churches in Iceland are political symbols, but the politics is not necessarily that of parliaments and elections and political parties. I was trying to get an angle on something far, far deeper that transcends all those.
I think as you too dear Harold, and you catch amazing images/compositions. Have a nice day, Love, nia