Monday, July 11, 2011

The old and the new

The old church behind the new one was damaged in an earthquake in the 1960s and if it had been a habitation, it would have been condemned as unfit for living in. The church was, however, used until the 1980s, and I must say that we who used it never noticed anything amiss with it. The old church stood empty for some years after the consecration of the new one before it was torn down. The site of the old church is now a parking lot for the new church, and the location of a memorial for lost and drowned fishermen from Skagaströnd.

2 comments:

Irenita said...

Hi! Just passing by!
Very beautiful photos, I'm really looking forward to visiting Iceland one day so this is a good start for an imaginary trip :)
Saell!!!

Bibliophile said...

Thank you, Irenita. I hope this blog can help you discover places to visit when you do visit Iceland.