FAROE FRIDAY: SOMETHING'S AFOOT
While the there is financial and political turbulence here in the US, there's something brewing in the Faroe Islands as well.
This is Skansin Fort. It was built in 1580 to help protect the trading port of Torshavn. Indeed, soon after it was completed, word came that Turkish pirates had sacked a town on a southern island. The original fort didn't last long, it was a victim of French plundering in the early 1600s. According to the Bradt Guide, the French destroyed the fort "when their final demand for 100 oxen, 200 sheep, 500 pairs of gloves, 1,200 pairs of stockings, and 60 nightshirts couldn't be met by the people of Torshavn within the 12 hour deadline."
It has been said many times: foolish is the man who stands between a Frenchie and his stockings.
The fort is just across the water from the Faroese parliament. Perhaps the prime minister will have time to walk there and sort the (alleged) political mess out.
(And thanks, as always, to Erik Christensen for posting tons of great pictures that he allows folk like me to post.)