Photographer's Note

One more rainbow in Skagafjörður ! This one is over Glaumbaer form, a traditional farm from 18th and 19th centuries. The farm is made with many buildings : a kitchen, bedrooms, pantries, a living room (Baðstofa in icelandic), a creamery, warehouses, a foundry, etc... The most used buildings (kitchen, rooms, living room and pantries for example) are linked by a long central corridor. The Glaumbaer farm one is 22 metres long ! The buildings are made of wood but they are covered with a thick layer of turf. The grass that grows on the roof is waterproof and can last 100 years, provided that it is correctly inclined so that the rain flows on it. The buildings are partially buried and have small windows for better isolation. This kind of farm was the traditional one in Iceland to early 20th century. Some of the buildings in Glaumbaer were occupied until 1947. Today the farm hosts a museum about rural life in Iceland. There are such farms in other places in Iceland, but the Glaumbaer is the oldest and the best preserved one.

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Additional Photos by Olivier THIERRY (chawax) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1355 W: 21 N: 3242] (20764)
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