Maria of the Elves

Women were put to death for visiting elves here on Viðey in Reykjavik Old Harbour. Now there is a shrine to Maria made out of cut glass in their honour and in honour of birth and motherhood in general.

On the other side of the island is the John Lennon Peace Tower, which beams light up into the winter darkness.

Iceland. Giving Peace and Light a chance since 870.

Plus picnics.

2 thoughts on “Maria of the Elves

  1. niasunset

    so beautiful, I saw the John Lennon Peace Tower, while it was lighting in the dark on Google too… Thank you, have a wonderful day, Love, nia

    Reply
    1. Harold Rhenisch Post author

      The white tiles of the tower have the words “Give peace a chance” in something like a hundred languages. It’s quite lovely.

      >

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s