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Friday, November 28, 2008

FAROE FRIDAY: A LOOK AT TORSHAVN

I'm away from the internet this week, so I don't know if there is any real news to be had in the Faroe Islands this week. Instead, let's take a look at some pictures.

I've remarked many times that there are few good photos of Torshavn, the capitol of the Faroe Islands, on the internet. Perhaps it's the beautiful countryside that causes people to ignore the only town of any real size in the Faroes. But whatever the case, it's a shame. Torshavn is colorful place that actually looks great in pictures.

Luckily, German photographer Arne List has remedied the situation. He's captured the parts of Torshavn that the people who live there see every day. And here I'm speaking specifically about the only pizza place in town. (UPDATE 12/18/08: Someone who actually knows something about Torshavn says there are 3 or 4 pizza places there. My regrets for the error.)



He also nicely captures the feeling of the residential neighborhoods...These photos are all the more notable because of the beautiful light. Torshavn isn't known as a sunny place, and the patches of good weather can be fleeting. Yet somehow List is actually able to capture people taking in the sun.Even the public art seems to be enjoying the scarce rays of the sun...A great set of photos. And thanks to Arne for letting me post them here. He's got a lot more great stuff on Flickr.

Next week more news from the Faroes... and a possible scandal? Tune in to find out.

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At 4:33 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just want to correct you... there are 3 or 4 pizza places in T├│rshavn...

 
At 10:10 am, Blogger Workman said...

Thanks for the correction. It is duly noted above.

 

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