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Evening in Hof

We were in Hof in southeast Iceland late in the evening to see the historic turf church. As we were driving out, a little girl ran across and a captivating scene unfolded. She was oblivious to my presence while she communed with the horse. The Icelandic horse, by the way, is a very special animal, deserving of an independent post.

Girl and Icelandic horse at Hof

A tender moment – Hof
5D Mark II, 24-105L


The notes at Hofskirkja read:

The church was built in 1884, and was the last turf church built in the old style. It is one of the six churches still standing, which are preserved as historical monuments. The church is maintained by the National Museum but also serves as a parish church. The church was built by the carpenter Pál Pálsson. The lock and the hinges of the church were made by Þorsteinn Gisurarson, called “tool,” who was a well-known blacksmith. The water tub he used to cool hot iron can be seen south of the churchyard.

5D Mark II, TS-E 24L II


Frontview of Hofskirkja
5D Mark II, TS-E 24L II

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