Reykjavik, Capital Region H÷fuborgarsvŠi, Iceland
Reykjavik Bˇkmenntaborg UNESCO City of Literature
Valduga tijortoslog hofdj˙psins koldo, of hijˇm pinum drekk Úg mÚr kroft og fri.
┌r Ijˇinu äBrim"
H÷ggmynd ┴smundar Sveinssonar (1893-1982) sřnir skaldi standandi vi h÷rpu, tßkn skßidskaparins. ┴smundur vildi sřna a Einar vŠri stˇr Ý ÷llu, hann gŠti ekki hugsa smßtt. OtgßfufÚlagi Bragi kostai ger, myndarinnar og gaf ReykjavÝkurborg. Myndin var upphaflega reist ß Klambrat˙ni ßri 1964. H˙n var flutt a H÷fa sumari 2015. Menntaog menningarmalarßneyti, Eimskip, Hvalur hf., Landsvirkjun, Mjˇlkyrsamsalan, SÝminn og hˇpur adßenda veittu stuning vi flutninginn.
Benediktsson hvÝlir Ý ■jˇargrafreitnum ß Ůingv÷llum.
Mighty heartbeat of the ocean's cold depths,
my strength and peace I drink from your sound.
The sculpture by Asmundur Sveinsson (1893-1982) shows the poet in front of a harp, symbolizing his poetry. The sculptor wanted to show Einar in his grandeur, as a man incapable of small thinking. The memorial was originally displayed at Klambratun Park in 1964. It was moved to in 2015, with the support of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture and the companies Eimskip, Hvalur hf., Landsvirkjun, Mjolkursamsalan , Siminn, as well as a group of admirers.
Einar Benediktsson is buried at Ůingvellir National Park.
Erected by ReykjavÝkurborg.
Location. 64° 8.79′ N, 21° 54.382′ W. Marker is in Reykjavik, Capital Region H÷fuborgarsvŠi. Marker is on Fj÷rut˙n just north of Borgart˙n, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the H÷fi House, just a few steps east of the house itself. Marker is in this post office area: Reykjavik, Capital Region H÷fuborgarsvŠi 105, Iceland.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Louisa MatthÝasdˇttir (a few steps from this marker); H÷fi House (within shouting distance of this marker); B˙jarir Ý ReykjavÝk / Farmsteads in ReykjavÝk (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Hverfisgata 45 (approx. one kilometer away); Founding of the Reykjavik Water Utility / Uphaf vatnsveitu (approx. one kilometer away); Sj˙krah˙s HvÝtabandsins / White Ribbon Hospital (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Neighbourhood of the Gods / Goahverfi (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Laugavegur 15 (approx. 1.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reykjavik.
Also see . . . Einar Benediktsson (City of Literature). "Einar Benediktsson (1864-1940) is one of Icelandĺs most revered poets. He was an influential figure in the independence movement of Iceland, a lawyer and a highly ambitious entrepeneur. His poetry has been classified as neo-romantic, collected in five books during his lifetime." (Submitted on July 12, 2017.)
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