Hallgrímskirkja at Midnight in Summer 3
Rising 244' into the midnight summer light of Reykjavik, Hallgrímskirkja Church is a Lutheran parish that is the tallest church in Iceland. Named after the Icelandic poet and clergyman Hallgrímur Pétursson (1614–1674), the church took 41 years to build, starting in 1945 and finishing 1986. The architect (Guðjón Samúelsson) designed the church to remind the viewer of Iceland's glaciers, mountain, and hexagonal basalt rock columns found around the island. This image was taken after midnight on a cool evening in early July. Photo © copyright by Rob Greebon.