Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Faroe Islands

In the North Atlantic, halfway between Norway and Iceland, the Faroe Islands are home to more than 50,000 people. The Faroe Islands are an archipeligo between the Norwgian Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The islands are an autonomous country within the Danish Kingdom. The Danish name translates into "the island of sheep" and indeed sheep herding is one of it's life giving resources.

The rugged, treeless archipelago is part of the Kingdom of Denmark, and has been inhabited by humans (and sheep) since the early 8th century. The local economy relies heavily on fishing and maritime industry. The unique landscape and location attracts photographers with its fantastic play of light between sun, cloud, meadow, cliff, and sea.

This blog post was inspired by the video that follows. I found the song sung in the Danish native language with only a strange drum for accompaniment very intriguing. I had to learn more about the event and where it occurred. I did not learn anything about the reason for the event in 2014, but I learned a lot about the Faroe Islands.

Recommend that you view the video in "Full Screen" format.

Eivør Pálsdóttir - Trøllabundin

Posted by Andrea Nielsen on Friday, August 1, 2014


Hope you enjoyed this brief visit to the Faroe Islands as much as I did!

And so it goes...

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