The neighborhood that surrounds Þingholtsstræti on the slopes of the Skolavorduhaed Hill between the old city center around the Austurvöllur and the Hallgrímskirkja atop the hill. The neighborhood was built up during the late 19th Century and early 20th Century by the rapidly expanding class of craftsman and urban professionals who were taking advantage of the nation’s early stages of urbanization and economic growth, and show off a variety of styles popular in the Nordic countries at the time, including the austere Neoclassical style, the National Romantic style, the Chalet style, and the less-common Dragestil style, which was very popular in Norway during the time period. The houses share a great amount of similarity and overlap with the various wooden Victorian style structures built in North America at the time, but are distinctly Nordic, and most are well-proportioned, ornately detailed, and clad in corrugated metal, which reduces maintenance needs when compared to the original wooden exterior cladding, especially in Iceland’s rugged climate. Today, this is one of the most architecturally significant areas of Reykjavík, and are relics from the time when the city was beginning to transition from a sleepy village into the vibrant capital city that it is today. Reykjavík, CR, IS
10538 February, 2019
Werbung ~ "Isolde"
This self-portrait is inspired by Gaston Bussière's eponymous painting. Here I interpreted the character of Isolde as a mixture of a romanticised medieval and viking princess.
I am wearing the turtoise brooches and the Sleipnir bracelet of @asgardscotland and a self-made crown. On the table you can see an original (!!!) pot and a bowl of the famous Norwegian gold smith Henrik Møller. I feel very privileged and honoured that I was able to integrate these incredible pieces of Trondheim silver that were crafted around 1900 and my biggest thank you goes to my dear antique dealer friend @fabiankahl_official for borrowing them! 💙