After 1928, when the RCMP assumed responsibility for policing Saskatchewan, the building accommodated the district headquarters of the RCMP. Find Buildings Commercial in Canada | Visit Kijiji Classifieds to buy, sell, or trade almost anything! Close to Keldur is the well-known volcano Mt. Vestmannaeyjar islands are also close to here, so why not pop over to visit the volcanic islands  which erupted in 1973. Mt. The final cost of the church was $135,000 and in 1951, 43 stained glass windows were installed. With no shortage of things to do, the Provincial capital comes in near the top of our 'places to visit' in Saskatchewan list. Hekla can often be seen with this strange looking cloud on her top, which makes her look like she is wearing a cap with a tassel. FOR SALE: 1580 Angus Street Regina, Saskatchewan Offered for sale by the owners, after 13 years of ownership is a well maintained, 4900 square foot (457 sq. The church was modeled after churches in northern France, and is faced in yellow brick, with limestone accents. © Copyright - All photos are public domain

So let's always be respectful and keep a low profile when visiting the turf-farm at Keldur.

The hall (skáli) of the turf houses is believed to be the oldest turf house hall in Iceland. The clear spring water creates the two creeks, Króktúnslækur and Keldnalækur creeks, which in turn run into the river Eystri-Rangá. Here is the location of Keldur on the map. Sænautasel Turf House in the Highlands of Iceland, all of the remaining turf houses in Iceland, Þjóðminjasafn Íslands - Iceland's National Museum, travel-blog on all the turf houses in Iceland. An underpass was found in 1932 by coincidence when the residents were digging for a septic tank. Retrieval Number: CORA-H-9, Title: Birds' eye view of downtown Regina The importance of Regina 's early downtown business community cannot be overstated. Occupying the east half of a 9391 square foot (878 sq. The ruins of 16-18 farmsteads have been found at Keldur. The other buildings at Keldur, apart from the farm are f.ex. Take a walking tour and check out these old post card beauties! The scenery can be quite amazing as the sun sets into the ocean. Regina 's early businessmen weren't just in the business of selling goods and services – they were in the business of selling Regina as a concept to new settlers. a smithy, a cattle-shed, a stable, store-houses, a stockyard, and a smithy.

Stroll through the lush gardens and experience the “outdoor rooms” among thousands of vibrant annuals and perennials.

See also my travel-blog on the Viking battles during the Age of the Sturlungs: The Bloody Viking Battles in Skagafjörður, North-Iceland. But be very respectful and don't visit other buildings at the adjacent farm Keldur, as it is a working farm and the home of the farmers. Saskatchewan Legislative Building: 53: 3: 1912: Regina: Edward and William Sutherland Maxwell: Hotel Saskatchewan: 53: 12: 1927: Regina: Ross and Macdonald: Hotel Senator?? Comments (1) next day → NIKON D300 1/60 second F/5.0 ISO 200 15 mm. Retrieval Number: CORA-B-545, Title: Capitol Theatre So a drying system is needed to keep them dry in the wintertime, but in the summertime, many of them are open to visitors.

See this. Additions were made to the turf farm in 1800, a baðstofa - sitting room, which was rebuilt in 1891.

Construction of this incredible church began in 1912 and completed in 1917. the turf house at Austur-Meðalholt, which is now a museum, and at Skógar museum you will find a lovely collection of turf houses. If you like them you should be able to find them easily in Iceland in summer. I saw this exquisite artifact at Þjóðminjasafn Íslands - Iceland's National Museum. Oldest Building in Regina. The oldest remaining structure in Iceland is to be found at Keldur. Hekla, which erupts pretty frequently, and from Keldur is a beautiful view of the volcano (see my photo above). rcmp chapel regina. I just recently wrote this travel-blog on all the turf houses in Iceland, which is a start, but there are several stone buildings as well in the collection, which I will show you in another travel-blog. In the 12th and 13th century Keldur was one of the manors of one of the most powerful clans in Iceland, the Oddi clan, and Jón Loftsson (1124-1197), who was their chieftain, lived at Keldur until his death in 1197. This grand building, a National Historic Site of Canada, first served as the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of the North-West Territories. It is called Keldnaskrínið from the Keldnakirkja church and is on loan from the National Museum of Denmark. It has been restored to the period of Lieutenant Governor Amédée Forget, who was in office from 1898-1910.

unless otherwise indicated. They are in bloom and visible almost wherever you drive aro... On my search for turf houses around Iceland, I visited Sænautasel hypothetical turf house on Jökuldalsheiði heath in the highlands of Iceland.

The front buildings are parallel to the farmyard, which is a design that has been used at Keldur since the middle ages. We'll save that list for another day though, in the meantime, take a gander at some of Regina's must see historical buildings! GPS:  63°49'17.9"N 20°04'25.4"W, the most popular guided tours of the South Coast of Iceland. Regina 's early businessmen weren't just in the business of selling goods and services – they were in the business of selling Regina as a concept to new settlers. Keldur is located in South-Iceland, between the villages of Hella and Hvolsvöllur, and is well worth the detour from the ring-road 1.

I have seen the water being described as the clearest and coldest in Iceland. The drying system in full swing inside Keldur turf-farm. So I think it is proper to write about the oldest turf house in Iceland, the historical farm of Keldur in South-Iceland.

They are in bloom and visible almost wherever you drive aro, On my search for turf houses around Iceland, I visited Sænautasel hypothetical turf house on Jökuldalsheiði heath in the highlands of Iceland. It is no accident that many of the town fathers were also many of the town's most prominent businessmen. Originally designed to house the Post Office and the Customs and Inland Revenue departments, it also served as the Provincial Legislature prior to the completion of the Legislative Building in 1912. The members of the Board of Trade overlapped with the members of the town council for a reason. On your way to Regina, check out a driving tour! West the City of Regina Archives Web site.

The turf house is open to visitors in the summer months. Renting a Home – You can look for rental properties on rentals.ca, usedregina.com or regina.kijiji.ca. Sometimes known as the Prince Edward Building, it's one of the oldest remaining structures in downtown Regina.

The eye popping design was built between 1908 and 1912 and in 1912, Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, by then the serving Governor General, inaugurated the building. Date: 1910 The turf houses at Keldur have been rebuilt many times. - Þjóðminjavörður" - want me to translate ;)  "Parking - Visitors, who come to see the farm at Keldur, are asked to leave their car here on this car park and walk to the farm". The Post Office and other federal government offices occupied the premises until 1962.

Date: 1922

The oldest remaining structure in Iceland is to be found at Keldur. Retrieval Number: CORA-RPL-A-973, Visit Date: ca. After passing the village Hella, continue on ring-road 1, then turn onto road 264. M) single story office building. Date: 1906 You don't need to go f, The best time to capture the sunset at Kirkjufell mountain would be from the beginning of july and until the end of august. Other than the important buildings I've mentioned already, I want to name my absolute favourite, the SaskPower Building, designed by Joseph Pettick. Book your complete trip with the best companies only, Iceland is spectacular in so many ways and Icelandic nature is quite unique with its vast landscape,  volcanic activity, geothermal areas, glacier lagoons and sceneries, black sand beaches and spect, People have been asking me where to find lupines in Iceland. Also have a look at what UNESCO has to say about Keldur turf houses and all of the remaining turf houses in Iceland for that matter.

Looking out from the window of Keldur turf-farm. 4 Postcard Worthy Historical Buildings in Regina, Saskatchewan, With no shortage of things to do, the Provincial capital comes in near the top of our 'places to visit' in Saskatchewan list. Lava rocks from Hekla's eruptions were used for building the farmstead at Keldur. While building partnerships with the City of Regina, Heritage Saskatchewan, Regina Downtown Business Improvement District, the Civic Museum and others, Heritage Regina works to raise awareness and appreciation for the value of heritage and its importance for sustaining the culture and identity of the city.

My mother's cousin allowed us to have a look inside the old turf farm at Keldur and the church.

NIKON D300 1/60 second F/5.0 ISO 200 15 mm. Keldur farm is a historical place and here lived one of the characters in the Saga of Njáll, Ingjaldur Höskuldsson, who lived at Keldur from 974 until around the year 1000. Title: South Railway and Broad Streets He was one of the most powerful chieftains in Iceland in the 12th century. An underpass was found in 1932 by coincidence when the residents were digging for a septic tank.