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OUCH! That mast! Argh!
One of those shots I wish I would have taken more time for....

It was our arrival morning in the Faroe Islands, the 27th June 2005, around six in the morning.
There was absolutely not a single breeze in the air, yet the clouds were silently making their way from across the sea and city to further away lands (more probably just vanishing).
We'd just stepped out of the car, after having unloaded ourselves from the boat.
It was cold.
End of June.
Very cold.
About 6 or 7 degrees celcius.
Yet the sun was there, greeting as it should by this mid-summer season. As we left mainland Denmark, we also left the sense of a dark night behind us. The sun was there, simply turning around the horizon, perhaps just dipping beneath it just to reappear some dozens of minutes later.
It was truly beautiful yet also unusually cold.

Here we are looking at one part of the port of Torshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands (which stands of sheep islands in the local language). The city literally means Thor's harbor, a reference to the God of thunder and lightning as cited in old Norse mythology.

As I stood taking this picture, behind me was the big boat that carries goods and tourists in and out of these islands. Here you see typical local buildings, some amongst them very old while others quite new.
Others have already put in better words plenty of information about the islands and the capital, so in case you wish to know more, I sincerely encourage you to take a look at the various following websites:
Faroe Islands Tourist Guide
the CIA fact-book :D (not always factual :P)
The Faroe Islands Tourist Board
Wikipedia

Oh how I wish I had reframed the picture just slightly better! That cropped off mast really rips my head apart. However, I decided to share it with you mainly for the simple joy of sharing a Peaceful early morning feeling. So, don't worry about the points or anything else :)
I hope you Enjoy!

An advance Thank You to all those amongst you who take the time to criticize and/or comment!

Nikon D70
2005/06/27 07:59:37.8
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