Icelandic decay


We stayed the last 2 nights in Eyrarbakki which is a rather non-descript village in the south west of Iceland. It used to be the most important hub for Danish ships in the 17th century, but that glory faded long ago… Nowadays it is known to host one of the 5 prisons in Iceland – with around 100 prisoners inside. So understandingly not too much going on and a lot of decay and elderly structure – yet this can be interesting as well.

Shining bright with the cross illuminated…

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A spire to the sky

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This house might have seen some glorious time sometimes

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The „Red House“ – a café, yet very bizarre at night. Especially the missing stairs in front (I assume there used to be a double sided swung entry or at least a main stair)

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Is as bizarre as the stuffed puffins inside

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Quite for sure whaling has been part of the old activities (at least they used to have railroad tracks and factories) and these are some remnants – although some are converted to housed (on the other side).

I just loved the rusty colours

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and the wooden structure in the evening ligth (we are at 22:30 now)

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Cool…

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Rust coated wood

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and the best of all – a roof which is tied down to prevent it from flying away…

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