Sunday, July 3, 2016

Djúpavogshreppur, Iceland: Egg sculptures

Welcome to Djúpavogshreppur, right on the shore of the Atlantic in East Iceland. Things move pretty slow here. No, make that really slow. It's been recognized as a village in which everyone is not in a hurry.

One bit of excitement came in 2009 when a sculptor took the time to recreate giant-sized versions of the bird's eggs of the 34 species that reside in this part of the world. They are laid out (sorry) along the shore line. It is called "Eggin í Gleðivík," and the credit for the work goes to Sigurð Guðmundsson.

By the way, the town has the distinction of setting the Iceland record for hottest day, when the temperature once hit 87 degrees.

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