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Two flashes of lightning
Petroglyph Mystique
My mother and father
Between the Clouds
Iconic San Francisco
Gradients of Color
Novice with Red Umbrella
Sunlight on a Japanese maple tree in autumn
Sunset through the Smog
The Fisherman
Tired brothers
Icelandic History
Sunrise of Bagan
Sequoias Surviving Drought and Fire
camel in the city
Into the Fallen Monarch
Morning of Mandalay
Arches, Arches, and more Arches
Evening of Downtown Yangon
The Gannet Take off from the surface of water
Passeio no Parque Barigui
Shining Glory
The Gannet Take off from Water
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Icelandic History

The statue of Leif Eriksson was a gift for the US to Iceland, in honor of the 1000th anniversary of the Iceland Parliament. Leif Eriksson was a Norse explorer, credited with discovering North America (before Christopher Columbus). The statue sits in front of the famous Hallgrímskirkja, a church designed to resemble the geography of the country. Together the 2 structures capture so much of Iceland.

TAGS: Iceland

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2016
Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 30, 2017, 12:26 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Focal Length: 25.8mm
Shutter Speed: 1/59
Aperture: f5
ISO: ISO80
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PHOTO LOCATION Reykjavík, Iceland