Photographer's Note

Image of Yachts at Brokey Marina with the glass wall of the Harpa Concert Hall as a backdrop.

"The first permanent settlement in Iceland by Norsemen is believed to have been established in Reykjavk by Inglfur Arnarson from Norway around AD 870; this is described in Landnmabk, or the Book of Settlement."

Brokey Yacht Club:
"The best berthing for visiting cruisers is at the Brokey Yacht Club, which is to port on entering the harbour. The YC is under the large glass Harpa Building."

"Harpa is a concert hall and conference centre in Reykjavk, Iceland.

Harpa was designed by the Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects in co-operation with Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. The structure consists of a steel framework clad with geometric shaped glass panels of different colours. The building was originally part of a redevelopment of the Austurhfn area dubbed World Trade Center Reykjavk, which was partially abandoned when the financial crisis took hold. The development was intended to include a 400-room hotel, luxury apartments, retail units, restaurants, a car park and the new headquarters of Icelandic bank Landsbanki.

The completion of the structure was uncertain until the government decided in 2008 to fully fund the rest of the construction costs for the half-built concert hall. The building was given its name on the Day of Icelandic Music on 11 December 2009, prior to which it was called The Reykjavk Concert Hall and Conference Centre (Icelandic: Tnlistar- og rstefnuhsi Reykjavk). The building is the first purpose-built concert hall in Reykjavk. It houses the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and The Icelandic Opera."

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