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

    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.



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