This historic church in Pingvellir National Park, Iceland was built in 1859. A simple church by todays standards it is uncomplicated and unassuming but Thingvellier, the Anglicized name for this church had been the site of a church that was there 1000 years before this one was built.
Þingvellir the original site of the world’s longest running, still ongoing parliament traces its historic lineage to the year 930 AD. This is where the Alping or Parliamentary Assembly gathered twice a year to set law and settle disputes.
One of the most popular destinations, the National Park offers grand views of the landscape that volcanoes and nature has carved out for tourists to enjoy, many of whom arrive from Reykjavik the country's capital via the Golden Circle.
Image was made with a Sony mirrorless camera, converted to the infrared spectrum. I then worked on the raw file in Capture One and further processed in Photoshop.
December 1st, 2020
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