Statues - Hither & Thither

Iceland
Keflavik

Leifur Eiríksson International Air Terminal  

Leifur Eiríksson

Stirling Calder
1987

Keflavik /  Leifur Eiríksson   Keflavik /  Leifur Eiríksson

Description

In the Leifur Eiríksson International Air Terminal at Keflavíkurflugvöllur (Keflavík Airport) is this a triangular granite column, with on the front side a relief of Stirling Calder's statue of Leif Eriksson in Reykjavik.
It is located thus, that it is the first thing arriving visitors will see... and of course, I saw it leaving the country when I wanted to change my Icelandic crowns (behind the monument is the change office).

Inscription(s)

Right side:
FLUGSTÖÐ
LEIFS EIRÍKSSONAR
VÍGÐ 14. APRÍL 1987

THE LEIFUR EIRÍKSSON
INTERNATIONAL AIR TERMINAL
INAUGURATED APRIL 14TH 1987

Left side:
LEIFUR EIRÍKSSON
LANDKÖNNUÐUR
FANN NORÐUR-AMERÍKU ÁRIÐ 1000

LEIFUR EIRÍKSSON
EXPLORER
SON OF ICELAND
DISCOVERER OF NORTH AMERICA
1000 A.D.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 63°58'44" W 22°35'20"

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Item Code: is007; Photograph: 12 June 2003
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