The Sun Voyager in Reykjavik by DagurJonsson

View towards the Sun Voyager in Reykjavik.

Sun Voyager is sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason. The sculpture is a dreamboat, an ode to the sun. Intrinsically, it contains within itself the promise of undiscovered territory, a dream of hope, progress and freedom. The sculpture is located by the sea in the center of Reykjavík and is wonderful to watch on a lovely day/evening.

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Sun Voyager & snowy mt. Esja by DagurJonsson

The Sun Voyager in Reykjavik with snowy mount Esja in the background.

Sun Voyager is sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason. The sculpture is a dreamboat, an ode to the sun. Intrinsically, it contains within itself the promise of undiscovered territory, a dream of hope, progress and freedom. The sculpture is located by the sea in the center of Reykjavík and is wonderful to watch on a lovely day/evening.

The mountain Esja (914 m (2,999 ft)) often called Esjan (“the Esja”) is situated in the south-west of Iceland, about 10 km to the north of Iceland’s capital city Reykjavík. Esja is not a single mountain, but a volcanic mountain range, made from basalt and tuff-stone.

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Life is beautiful by gundogdugurkan

Astana / Kazakhstan
Sept 2015 @Gürkan GÜNDOĞDU

Located in Astana, Kazakhstan, every element of Bayterek Tower was designed with the intention of imparting meaning to visitors and citizens alike, right down to the height of the tower, which stands 97 meters tall to represent 1997, the year in which Astana was named the capital of Kazakhstan.
The unusual construction of the tower is more than just a unique artistic flourish. The golden sphere that rests atop the many pointed spires of the tower is meant to symbolize an egg nestled amongst tree limbs – a nod to an age-old local folktale about happiness and beginnings, focusing on a bird who laid its egg in the sacred tree of life.
This combination of the old and the new is intriguing and inspiring to both Kazakhs and visitors, who are invited to travel to the top of the tower and see views of the city from an observation deck inside its golden dome. Not only does this provide a unique tourist attraction, but also yet another means of symbolism, as visitors travel inside the “egg” of happiness and beginnings, able to see the modern world from a place of history and legend.

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Bayterek by gundogdugurkan

Astana / Kazakhstan
Sept 2015 @Gürkan GÜNDOĞDU

Located in Astana, Kazakhstan, every element of Bayterek Tower was designed with the intention of imparting meaning to visitors and citizens alike, right down to the height of the tower, which stands 97 meters tall to represent 1997, the year in which Astana was named the capital of Kazakhstan.
The unusual construction of the tower is more than just a unique artistic flourish. The golden sphere that rests atop the many pointed spires of the tower is meant to symbolize an egg nestled amongst tree limbs – a nod to an age-old local folktale about happiness and beginnings, focusing on a bird who laid its egg in the sacred tree of life.
This combination of the old and the new is intriguing and inspiring to both Kazakhs and visitors, who are invited to travel to the top of the tower and see views of the city from an observation deck inside its golden dome. Not only does this provide a unique tourist attraction, but also yet another means of symbolism, as visitors travel inside the “egg” of happiness and beginnings, able to see the modern world from a place of history and legend.

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