A Quiet Place

29 04 2013

The Library was built in 1925 and was designed by Guðjón Samúelsson, then-State Architect, and at that time was one of the most elegant houses of its kind in the country. The building served the role of hospital until 1989 when a new hospital was opened. In various rooms and corners there are indications of the building’s past use as a hospital – an old hospital bed stands on display, as well as a showcase of the old instruments used. It is my favorite place to study and write.

The library is one of the most prominent and beautiful buildings in town.

The library is one of the most prominent and beautiful buildings in town.

The library of Ísafjörður is part of the Eyrartuni culture house today. Before its restoration the building housed the hospital of the city, in its founding days the most advanced in Iceland. As is customary, people know a lot of stories about the hospital, lucky ones about being born or getting cured there and sad ones about accidents and strokes of fate.

The library of Ísafjörður is part of the Eyrartuni culture house today. Before its restoration the building housed the hospital of the city, in its founding days the most advanced in Iceland. As is customary, people know a lot of stories about the hospital, lucky ones about being born or getting cured there and sad ones about accidents and strokes of fate.

 

Working hard!

Working hard!

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