FAROE FRIDAY: FINANCIAL SAFE HAVEN?
(In case you're wondering, that's a picture of a bank. I really don't have all that many visuals to use for finance stories, so I'm using the bank picture again.)
This week's Faroe Photo is of sheep near the village of Hvalba. It's a town of about 600 on the Faroe's southernmost island. Hvalba has a coal mine nearby. A Danish website says the village was sacked by pirates in the 17th century.
The story continues: "Thirty women and children were taken away to be sold as slaves in North Africa. On the Faroe Islands a collection was organized to raise enough money to by back the people. They did not succeed though and the people never returned to the islands."
A sad fate, indeed
Labels: Faroe Islands