Hallgrímskirkja

The Wrath of the Norse Gods, originally uploaded by Stuck in Customs.

Larger here.

Hallgrímskirkja (no, I don’t know how to pronounce it either) is an incredible church in Reykjavik, Iceland. Although it was commissioned in 1937, construction only began after the war in 1945 and it wasn’t completed until 1986. This is the first modern church that has stopped me in my tracks – many are an affront to the senses. This one has a sense of scale and purpose – it inspires and delights. It somehow manages to combine both contemporary with traditional and east with west. On one level, it’s not a million miles away from Angkor Wat.

Here’s a lovely wiki pic of it.

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