Thursday, September 29, 2011

Very nice cover from Iceland

Today I would like to share with you a very nice cover that I received from Iceland. Thank you Benedickt for this sending!

The cover is franked with a full souvenir sheet issued on the 4th of May 2011 to commemorate the opening of Harpa, the Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre. Harpa is the home of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and Icelandic Opera. The building was designed by Henning Larsen Architects and Batterid Architects with acoustics conceived by Artec Consultants Inc., the building is equipped with technologically advanced sound. The multi-faceted glass facade is the result of collaboration between the artist Olafur Eliasson and Henning Larsen Architects. The facades remind the crystallized basalt columns commonly found in Iceland.

This is this stunning façade which is pictured on the souvenir sheet, with the stamps embedded in the window design. The stamps can be visually isolated only thanks to their different colors. It gives a rather fascinating result and I really like the unusual aspect of this souvenir sheet

1 comment:

Cees Prins said...

Indeed a very nice cover/sheet.