Icelandic Church #2 – Hallgrímskirkja

At 74.5 meters high, Hallgrímskirkja, located in Reykjavik, is the largest church in Iceland and among the tallest  structures in Iceland. It is situated in the center of Reykjavik and is one of the city’s best known landmarks. It is actually visible throughout the city.

Completed in 1940, it took 41 years to build the church. The design resembles the landscape of Iceland depicting mountains and glaciers.

Unfortunately the church was closed by the time we got there and so no images from the inside. Well it was actually open when we got to the area but our priority then was to find a place to exchange cash and get sim cards before we left on our ’12 Day Trip’ across the country the next morning. That did not go well but luckily we came across a person at a tour agency who was kind enough to sort out our itinerary. And by the time we were done with all of that, it was bluehour. Got a couple of exterior shots in while trying to avoid getting cars in our shots.

Not a very easy shot here. Had to deal with the drizzle, the fogging up of the lens and cars coming down the street from the front and back because of which I had to get of the street with my camera and tripod while the shutter was open. But I had to get a shot of this perspective.

And after a few takes… 🙂

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