The Faroese Capital - Tórshavn

Government Building and west harbour. A government building sits at the end of the Tinganes peninsular in Tórshavn's sheltered bay. This is the site of the Faroese parliament dating back about 1,000 years. To the left is the West Harbour... East harbour. ...and to the right is the East Harbour Tórshavn Go to another site. sits on a protected bay on Streymoy Island towards its south-east corner. Here, as part of Denmark, Go to another site. the civic responsibilities extend to virtually everything except national defence. The name Faroe is probably derived from 'sheep' island, the land being favourable to sheep and goats, but not to too much else which is why, in the past, whaling has been an important source of livelihoods. However, the continuation of this overtly barbaric practice prevents many people from visiting the islands. The Wikipedia article on the subject Go to another site. seeks to keep a balance in what are inevitably heated arguments. Tinganes peninsular. Tinganes peninsular Street in the old town. Street in the old town Old parliament building. The old parliament buildings Old quarter The narrow cobbled lanes of the Old Quarter, with their wooden buildings and turfed roofs, are on the Tinganes peninsular Detail of turf roof. A detail of a turf roof... Turf roof. the Old Quarter Torshavn harbourside and area. Kákagøta and harbour side Ship with milling gulls. Everywhere, in the high summer, the air is full of birds (here black dots) not least with the attraction of jettisoned food Hotel overlooking Torshavn Bay. A large hotel sits high up the hillside above the town looking over the bay towards Nólsoy Island Elephant decoration on cannon. Elephant decoration on the cannons seen in the picture below House building. New houses being built... Suburban street. a suburban street. High insulation levels are achieve without turf Cannons and Nolsoy. Cannons pointing over the bay Torshavn waterfront. Tórshavn harbour-side Torshavn from Nolsoy. The view of Tórshavn from Nólsoy St Olavs Church. The church of St Olav Boat with Koltur hill beyond. Koltur Island peeps over the headland Across Streymoy Island, some 8 kilometres outside the town of Torshavn, is the community of Kirkjubøur with examples of turfed roofed house large and small. This is the location of St Magnus cathedral which was started in 1300 - but has never, in the intervening years, received the comfort of a roof. St Magnus Cathedral. St Magnus Cathedral Large country house. A large turf roofed house and a small one in Kirkjubøur Small village house. Harbour with rowing practice. Rowers on capital waters - a pastime to be seen on another Atlantic Island - in Dublin The next page offers views of the islands to the north and to the west of Torshavn. This picture is of Eiđi on the northern tip of the neighbouring island of Eysturoy. Eidi and coast. line
Saturday 4th November 2017 Murphy on duty

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