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Churches of Iceland - A very unusual one

dejan.vuckovicPosted for Everyone to comment on, 2 months ago2 min read

Churches of Iceland - A very unusual one

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I am continuing my journey around Iceland and visiting the beautiful Icelandic churches.

First, I don't know if I have given a disclaimer about religion and my beliefs: these posts are absolutely not a reflection of my beliefs, religious understandings and are not intended to popularize any religion. I am a photographer and traveler, I photograph interesting, beautiful and unusual scenes, and above all I try to take you all to the places I have visited.

Now that I've cleared that up, I can get back to the churches of Iceland. Apart from the usual, beautiful red and white churches, Iceland can boast some very interesting architectural solutions. I present to you one of them.

This is a contest photo

Blonduoskirkja is located in the town of Blönduós, after which it is apparently named. It was designed by the Icelandic architect Maggi Jónsson and completed in 1993.


Maggi says about his design that it resembles a volcanic crater, while the sides of the crater have the characteristic pattern of balsa pillars that are a protective feature of the Icelandic landscape. In addition to the church gate, the church also has a concert hall, a meeting hall and a library.


Finally, let me just say that with all due respect to the designer of the church, the inhabitants of the town of Blönduós as well as all Icelanders, my friends and I called this church the 'bunker church' and that name probably remained forever as far as we are concerned :)

This post is my contribution to the Around The World photo contest organized by @bucipuci
The rules and announcement of this round can be found here:

I would like to thank @bucipuci for organizing this interesting photo trip around the world.

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