Harpa Concert Hall

The unusual shapes and the way the walls and ceilings capture light makes the Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik a fun building to take photos. One of my biggest regrets was not watching a show at the Harpa — I don’t care what show. It could have been a concert, a comedy act, play, or a ballet — I wanted to watch something at this concert hall. We went to Reykjavik in November of 2017. I told my husband I would like to return here in the spring or summer when is greener. Maybe we’ll even watch a show at the Harpa.

Harpa on a sunny day. Around 11 am.

Elongated hexagons
Hexagon on hexagons
Rectangles, parallelogram
Cubes

The Harpa when it’s dark at eight in the morning. Yes, we made a second visit to the Harpa the following morning. See how it transforms in the dark. It looks like the building transformed from clear crystals and silver to smoke and rose gold.

Rectangles

November in Iceland is short. The mornings are dark and the sun stays up for a few hours before setting around 4 PM. That is why I wanted to avoid saying morning and night.

Do you prefer the Harpa in the light hours or the dark hours? Comment below!

Lens-Artist Challenge: Geometry

CMMC – Bright Rectangles

16 thoughts on “Harpa Concert Hall”

  1. I’d not heard of the building and haven’t been to Iceland but your post definitely made me want to visit! What a glorious example of geometry, the architecture is awesome. Loved the way you showed the color at different times and your eye for detail made your post truly special Julie.

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