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The Spring Equinox Celebrated on Videy Island

Today, March 20, is the spring equinox, when the day and night are equally long. To celebrate the occasion, art historian Heidar Kári Rannversson will give visitors to Videy, off Reykjavík’s coast, a guided tour around the island.

“Milestones” by Richard Serra.

The tour will focus on the Imagine Peace Tower by Yoko Ono and the outdoor sculpture “Milestones” by Richard Serra. The work comprises nine pairs of pillars of columnar basalt, which “frame” certain landmarks and destinations.

The Imagine Peace Tower is lit on John Lennon’s birthday each year, October 9, and it shines until the day of his assassination on December 8. However, it is also lit on special occasions, and because of the spring equinox it will now be illuminated for one week.

Click here to read more about the peace tower and here to read the ferry schedule to Videy.

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