Church at Žykkvabęjarklaustur BL04-07-06

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Church at Thykkvabaejarklaustur  BL04-07-06


An Augustinian abbey was founded here in 1168. The first abbott was Žorlįkur Žorhallsson who was later canonised. In the 14th century a renegade monk, Brother Eysteinn, wrote the poem 'The Lily'. The abbey gained a certain notoriety in the 17th century when rumours spread of inappropriate relationships between the monks and the nuns at the nearby Kirkjubęjarklaustur. The present church was built in 1864.

Camera: Nikon D2X | Lens: 17-55mm | Exposure: 1/640s | Aperture: F/12 | ISO 200

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