Ingólfur's Scabbard

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Ingólfur's Scabbard

Christopher Budny level-deluxe 1/19/2013 5:33:33 AM

Full view of statue. The scabbard hangs on his left hip (out of sight here.) #1509823

Joy Rector 1/19/2013 5:37:48 AM

love the detail #10522826

Mary Beth Aiello level-deluxe 1/19/2013 5:52:09 AM

Beautiful detail, Chris. #10522841

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 1/19/2013 8:24:44 AM

Wow, incredible image and statue! #10523034

Colette M. Metcalf 1/19/2013 11:03:13 AM

Amazing details!!! Wonderful image! #10523145

Carol Quina level-deluxe 1/19/2013 6:30:40 PM

I like the details that the close crop affords! #10523485

Christopher Budny level-deluxe 1/20/2013 5:27:19 AM

Thank you all very much! #10523880

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A large bronze statue of Ingólfur Arnarson sits atop a small hilltop park overlooking Reykjavik's harbor. Ingólfur is traditionally considered Iceland's
first permanent settler, in 874. As the story goes, he was exiled from Norway on murder charges, and ultimately decided on Reykjavik's location by
throwing his high-seat pillars (wood posts for his symbolic chieftan's chair) overboard, and letting the gods decide where he'd settle based on
where his slaves ultimately found the pillars washed ashore. (It eventually took the poor slaves 3 years of searching to locate them on a beach!)
I really liked the scabbard design; a wonderfully knotted dragon has caught an eagle by the tongue.

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.67, ExposureTime: 1/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 58.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on 1/19/2013 5:31:13 AM Editor's Pick

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