Monday, 26 January 2015

The Observatory: 'A Place To Look In - A Place To Look Out'

The SPUD Group have been posting some excellent photos of "The Observatory" competition winning entry over the last few days. It would be a lie if I said that there are no feelings of jealousy when looking at the completed project, however, I do think the result is fantastic, atmospheric and a great place for artists to do their work. 

Congratulations to the winning team and the SPUD Group for making projects like this happen.

Taken from the "The Observatory" Facebook page
Taken from the "The Observatory" Facebook page

Sunday, 11 January 2015

New Years in Iceland

I welcomed in the New Year of 2015 in Iceland and found the landscape and architecture of the country awe-inspiring and magical.

The main architectural attraction of Reykjavik is Hallgrímskirkja, a Lutheran church standing at 73 meters tall by architect Guðjón Samúelsson.

Hallgrímskirkja Church 
The viewing platform at the top is the perfect place to watch the late winter sunrise or early winter sunset of Iceland. Its the perfect place for an areal view of the diverse and colourful architectural typologies below.

View from Viewing Platform 

One of my favourite images was an unexpected one of an isolated toilet block located in Thingvellir. It sat above a fracture where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet and we got there at twilight during a heavy snow storm.

Photo by Paul Colfer

The image below is just one of a 1000 photos I took of the Icelandic landscape.

Photo by Paul Colfer