Saturday, August 11, 2012

Abstract Sculpture, Philatelic Photograph - Sólfar (Sun Voyager) Sculpture and Esja Mountain

Interesting Places I've Visited
Sólfar (Sun Voyager) Sculpture 
Esja Mountain
Reykjavík Harbor
Reykjavík, Iceland
Topics: Abstract Sculpture, Philatelic Photograph

GPS: N64° 08.859; W021° 55.349

Quick Description: 

Two great photo-ops from the same location. The Sólfar (Sun Voyager) Sculpture and  Esja Mountain. 

Long Description:

One of the most interesting sights in Reykjavík is the sculpture of a Viking ship, Sólfar (Sun Voyager) by Jón Gunnar Árn. From nearby, if you look to the northeast over the bay, on a clear day, you will be treated to this view of Esja Mountain which is about 6 miles north of Reykjavík Harbor. 

Esja is a volcanic mountain range with an elevation of about 3000 feet. It is a popular recreation area for hikers and climbers.

The single stamp souvenir sheet was issued by Iceland in 2001 to commemorate Stamp Day.

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