20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
The Black Church
The Black Church of Budir is located on the Snaefellsness peninsula in southwest Iceland. It stands alone in an old lava field between the towering mountains in the background and the sea. The Black color is because the exterior is covered with tar pitch to protect it from the elements. The church was originally built in 1703 and then rebuilt in 1848, as it stands today.
||© Jim Guerard
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