Grjotagata 11, Grjotaþorp (Grjoti village), Reykjavík

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RIBApix ref no RIBA137349
Artist/PhotographerPalmer, Anthony
CountryIceland
CityReykjavík
Subject Date1800
Image Date2017
ViewExterior
MediumDigital image
Library ReferencePalmer DP2M0072
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Anthony Palmer / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Gryjotaborp or 'Grjoti Village' in Reykavik is where urban development in Iceland's capital began. It began as early as 1762 on farmland, but by the middle of the 19th century there was a regular grid of streets, populated by houses like this. Usually of timber construction, with some stone-built and concrete houses among them.

Subject tags

houses, timber construction, Feature: Iceland