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Nice modern statue downtown

One of the best parts of Reykjavik is the multitude of statues and sculpture all around town. This... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
Chinapjs
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Interesting art

Looked at this statue for a while, not knowing they were toting containers of water. The location... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2018
scvrose
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Fiddletown, California
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Sep 8, 2018
“Nice modern statue downtown”
Aug 2, 2018
“Interesting art”
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| Corner of Bankastraeti and Laekjargata, Reykjavik, Iceland
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Reviewed February 16, 2019

Reykjavik has so many sculptures and this one is downtown. I know its meant to be a water carrier but it also reminded me of weightlifter. Guess its OK for a photo but not a lot more.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MalcH
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

Statue of a water carrier just across from Reykjavík’s Hard Rock Cafe. It’s locste dim a narrow stretch of park. Take a photo of modern art is your thing.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

One of the best parts of Reykjavik is the multitude of statues and sculpture all around town. This interesting piece is very close to the Hard Rock Cafe and the walking street. Very modernistic with sleek lines.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Looked at this statue for a while, not knowing they were toting containers of water. The location is ideal, near the downtown area and the street to the church atop the hill.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank scvrose
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Nice modern sculpture in the center, well-executed and worthy of a stop and your photos. Pleasant and interesting.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

One among many statues throughout the city of Reykjavík. This one happens to be located at the base of the pedestrian street which contains shoppes, retailers and restaurants. The city is filled with many landmarks and historical monuments and work of art objects. It is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed February 3, 2018

We used to walk by this and found it very odd looking, so much so that the city did not consider it appealing enough to be placed here but after much controversy they agreed. The sculpture is to represent the people carrying water through the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

Sculpted by Ásmundur Sveinsson the statue represents the lowly paid job of the water carrier, in days gone by this job was done by men and women and was seen as one of the worst jobs you could do. Not far from the tourist information...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank gdbuttle
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice statue located near the waterfront. Weirdly, the statue was apparently the subject of local controversy when it was first unveiled, and it was moved from its original site.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank MarkP115
Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

I rather liked this interesting yet unassuming modernist statue. It is enjoyable to contemplate its blend of abstract and traditional forms. It is a pleasant surprise.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank AlexanderD
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