Evening in Hof

We had come by the farm at 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.

A tender moment at Hof

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

 
At the Hof farm

At the Hof farm
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.
 
Hofkirkja

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

 
Hofkirkja

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

 
 
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  • Gopal Sharma - August 26, 2010 - 11:33 am

    Such simple and amazing pictures are rare.
    Really wonderful. Beyond description.ReplyCancel

  • face treatment - August 16, 2010 - 5:42 am

    Amazing photos of a small corner of the world. I’ve heard that Iceland is a beautiful country and this proves it; well it proves that this locale in Iceland is beautiful 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Magnus - August 11, 2010 - 10:12 am

    Thank you! Thank you!
    The photos are all amzing, you really have a eye for the subjects.
    MagnusReplyCancel

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