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This statue is near the harbour in Reykjavik.
“Horft til hafs” (“Looking out to Sea”) by Ingi Þ. Gíslason The sculpture portrays two fishermen standing next to each other. One of them is pointing at something out at sea and the other is following his gaze, shielding his eyes with his hand against the sun.
It is supposedly a reminder that the fishing industry contributed much to the founding of Reykjavik.
However, near this stature a number of information boards have been erected which map the locations of the numerous shipwrecks, many of them fishing boats, around Iceland from 1890 to 2009. I imagine that there might be a connection between this statue and the lives lost at sea.
The photo was quickly composed when I thought that I might be able to capture the plane flying into the line of sight of the fishermen. I was a little late but that shot would have included other paraphernalia.

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