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Sun Voyager

By Philip_H
In 1986, the district association of the west part of the city of Reykjavik funded a competition for a new outdoor sculpture to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Icelandic city. Jón Gunnar’s Sun Voyager won the competition. The finished sculpture was eventually unveiled at Sćbraut in Reykjavik on 18th August, 1990.

The work is constructed of quality stainless steel and stands on a circle of granite slabs. Sun Voyager (Icelandic: Sólfar) is a dreamboat, an ode to the sun. Intrinsically, it contains within itself the promise of undiscovered territory, a dream of hope, progress and freedom.

Thanks for all the C&Cs on 'Pool of Tranquillity'.

Best wishes,

Tags: Travel Sculpture Architecture Iceland Reykjavik Public art Sun voyager Solfar Saebraut Jon gunnar

Voters: mrswoolybill, CarolG, GeorgePlatis and 22 more



mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.8k 2590 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2014 6:58PM
A sculpture that is in perfect harmony with its surroundings, and the colours and light are harmonious here too. Like this a lot.
CarolG 16 199 20 Greece
11 Apr 2014 6:58PM
What a wonderful sculpture, Philip, and you have captured it so well. Carol
barbarahirst 14 27 12 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2014 7:17PM
How very interesting
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
11 Apr 2014 7:26PM
A beautiful image of this fine sculpture, Very pleasing all around!
Jasper87 Plus
13 3.3k 164 England
11 Apr 2014 9:56PM
Not often you get such lovely light on this statue. Like the reflection too, Philip.

Mollycat Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2014 2:27AM
Excellent picture of this lovely work of art Philip.
Nikonuser1 Plus
10 175 16 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2014 10:45AM
Excellent capture of great piece of art Philip, great write upSmile

12 Apr 2014 1:07PM
a wonderful sculpture
pamelajean Plus
17 1.8k 2281 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2014 9:10PM
The light is perfect for capturing this unique sculpture, highlighting it against the background and producing reflections in the granite.

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