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The museum at Ósvör (Bolungarvík, Iceland) is a reconstructed fishing station, recreated as a memorial of almost forgotten Icelandic industrial activity.

As you can see, it's a turf construction. Icelandic turf houses were the solution to a harsh climate and the relative difficulty in obtaining construction materials in sufficient quantities. They offered superior insulation compared to buildings made solely of wood or stone.

I can still feel the smell of the place. The wood of old, humidity... It was actually a very comfortable feeling inside the hut.

Exif: ISO 200 ; f/4.5 (with 10 stop ND filter) ; 32 sec ; @18mm
Magic Cloth Technique. Rainy, cold & windy.

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  • Taken: Sep 22, 2011
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  • Updated: Aug 16, 2014