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This is the famous "Hallgrímskirkja" wich towers over downtown Reykjavík
(i.e.: Hallgrím's church).

Hallgrímur Pétursson
(i.e.: Hallgrim, son of Peter)
, was one of Iceland's most famous poets, -and composed (amongst other things) the national anthem of Iceland.
(Wich is in fact a hymn).

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Oops.....
....my mistake!
....(As Ander quite rightly pointed out):
The Icelandic national hymn is indeed composed by
Matthías Jochumsson ! !
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Aug 26 2010 08:45 GMT grimp PRO
Ah, last year's scaffolding is gone!
Aug 26 2010 09:11 GMT karlbark
Heheh, you´re absolutely right, my dear grimp!

(And none too soon it was, in my opinion). (About the scaffolding being gone, I mean).

-After all, we "Reyk-víkingar" do indeed love our "Hallgrímskirkja". And although we are pleased to have the building properly maintained, we (almost) cannot wait for it to be done! :-)
Aug 26 2010 12:37 GMT grimp PRO
I'm looking forward to seeing it next summer! :-)
Aug 29 2010 13:11 GMT ander
Great photo.
But a little correction.
The national anthem was written by Matthías Jochumsson and the music by Sveinbjörns Sveinbjörnsson
Sep 02 2010 20:42 GMT AllanOlsson
En mycket vacker bild off that church and its surroundings

FT2