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Alώingishϊsiπ, Reykjavik

Alώingishϊsiπ is the Parliament House of Iceland. It houses the parliament. It is composed of two different part. The old building built (visible in the reflection on the left) in 1881 with hewn Icelandic stones (Dolerite) by Ferdinant Meldahl and its modern glass expansion built by Sigurπur Eiarnarsson finished in 2002.

Play with lines, reflection, Deepness. These persons seems to walk in an other dimension.

From Wikipedia:
The Alώingi is the national parliament - literally, the "all-thing" - of Iceland. It was founded in 930 at ήingvellir and this event marked the beginning of the Icelandic Commonwealth. Even after Iceland's union with Norway iin 1262, the Althing still held its sessions at ήingvellir until 1799, when it was disbanded by danish royal decree and discontinued for some decades. It was restored in 1844 as consultative assembly for Denmark and as Legislative assembly from 1874 when it moved to Reykjavνk, where it has resided ever since.
The republic of Iceland has been established, at a session of the Althing held at ήingvellir on 17 June 1944.

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