Friday, April 06, 2012

Hobbit house?

I have always imagined Hobbit houses (not the hollowed out hillocks the rich Hobbits prefer, but houses built from the ground up) as being similar to Icelandic turf houses, except with round doors and windows. Although this window is rectangular, one can almost imagine an eccentric Hobbit, who likes to do things differently, peeping out of it.

The window belongs to Víðimýrarkirkja in Skagafjörður, which is one of the oldest turf churches in Iceland that is still in use.

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