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"Iceland Through Artistic Eyes"

That a unique library capturing the essence of Iceland's famed landscapes, weather, and waters should sit facing a stunning vista of Stykkishólmur's seas seems like poetic harmony. Vatnasafn, or the Library of Waters, is perched atop a ridge overlooking the harbor. Within its glass-walled windows, the library holds distinct representations of the nation's geography that are equal parts enchanting and informative. While one area sounds audio clips and reports of Iceland's weather, the rubber-laden floor of the library is engraved with Anglo-Icelandic words used to describe the same. However, the most evocative feature at the library is the collection of 24 tall glass capsules that hold the waters of Iceland's glaciers. These giant test tubes with preciously clear waters stand as a cohesive unit, hinting at preservation.
Bókhlöðustígur 19, Stykkishólmur, Iceland, 340
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"Iceland Through Artistic Eyes"
That a unique library capturing the essence of Iceland's famed landscapes, weather, and waters should sit facing a stunning vista of Stykkishólmur's seas seems like poetic harmony. Vatnasafn, or the Library of Waters, is perched atop a ridge overlooking the harbor. Within its glass-walled windows, the library holds distinct representations of the nation's geography that are equal parts enchanting and informative. While one area sounds audio clips and reports of Iceland's weather, the rubber-laden floor of the library is engraved with Anglo-Icelandic words used to describe the same. However, the most evocative feature at the library is the collection of 24 tall glass capsules that hold the waters of Iceland's glaciers. These giant test tubes with preciously clear waters stand as a cohesive unit, hinting at preservation.
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