COPENHAGEN/FAROE TRAVELOGUE – DAY 4 – FAROE ISLANDS – KLAKSVIK

by Antonio Gil September. 02, 2018 2393 views
The statue “Fípan Fagra” by Hans Pauli Olsen. It illustrates a gateway to and from Klaksvík. If you turn the picture, so that the person is standing vertically, you can see the stones above her head actually are islands further away…,

The statue “Fípan Fagra” by Hans Pauli Olsen. It illustrates a gateway to and from Klaksvík. If you turn the picture, so that the person is standing vertically, you can see the stones above her head actually are islands further away…,

Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

Inside a sport shop

Inside a sport shop

Myself by Teresa

Myself by Teresa

♫♫ Týr - Fipan Fagra ♫♫

The first settlement at Klaksvík dates back to Viking times, but it was not until the 20th century that the district merged to form a large, modern Faroese town that became a cultural and commercial centre for the Northern Isles and the Faroe Islands as a whole.

Klaksvík is located between two inlets lying back to back. It has an important harbour with fishing industry and a modern fishing fleet.

With the opening of the Leirvík sub sea tunnel, the Norðoyatunnilin in April 2006, Klaksvík gained a physical link with the mainland of the Faroe Islands and can now be considered one of its key ports.

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Amy Daniels 2 years, 2 months ago

#6 Hi Antonio 😊

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Antonio Gil Replied to Amy Daniels 2 years, 2 months ago

Hi Amy smile

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José Manuel 2 years, 2 months ago

#4 +1

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
José Manuel 2 years, 2 months ago

#3 +1

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 2 years, 2 months ago

smile

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Camellia Staab 2 years, 2 months ago

#3 would fit perfect with 'steampunk". #4 the sporadic colors makes it very intriguing.

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 2 years, 2 months ago

#3 - I believe you're right. #4 - I like intriguing things smile Thanks dear Camellia

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Russell Smith 2 years, 2 months ago

#1 A crushing headache :) #4 is so beautiful . could sit on a porch and drink coffee while looking at this view for ages.

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 2 years, 2 months ago

#1 - hahahahaha. Indeed. #4 - that's what we were doing - we were sitting in a cafe balcony drinking coffee and looking at this view. smile

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Jay Boggess 2 years, 2 months ago

You guys go to the most interesting places. I haven't even heard of them, much less visited them! Great camera work and fascinating info! not a big fan of this musical selection, but I'm sure it is popular for the younger folks there......

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 2 months ago

We try to. This world is so amazing and diversified. The musical selection was due to the title - the same as the name of the statue, and this is a Faroese band. smile Thanks my friend

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 2 months ago

My pleasure!
Have you all been to the Azores???
One of my good friends is from there....

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 2 months ago

Yes we did. Azores is one of the most beautiful places I've ever visited. Absolutely gorgeous and different. It really deserves a visit.

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 2 months ago

I may go with my friend to visit the homes his family still have there!

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 2 months ago

Don't miss the opportunity please

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 2 months ago

OK! I"ll do my best to follow thru!

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Amy Daniels Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 2 months ago

Agreed Jay

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Amy Daniels 2 years, 2 months ago

grinning+1

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 2 months ago

I love this Faroer journey - I'm sitting in a warm and cosy home and have at the same time the perfect view on stunning landscapes and geology, please don't stop posting pictures ...
#3 - at least not only the antique statues are headless anymore!
#4 - this is an eye catching landscape and a brilliant picture.
#6 - Teresa shot a good portrait and she is lucky too, because my husband is always frowning at me or makes funny faces, when I try to take a pictures!

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 2 months ago

I hope not dear friend.
#3 - like many in real life (metaphorically of course)
#4 - It was rather cold out there smile 
#6 - I do not like being on the other side of the camera but Teresa did a good work here smile 
Thank you dear friend.

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Radha Mistry 2 years, 2 months ago

Love picture 4.

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Radha Mistry 2 years, 2 months ago

My favorite too. smile Thanks dear Radha

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Andi Saw 2 years, 2 months ago
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Antonio Gil Replied to Andi Saw 2 years, 2 months ago

Hahahaha. Your mind never stop working smile

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 2 years, 2 months ago

A varied selection - wonderful! Mxx

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Marilyn Grimble 2 years, 2 months ago

I've tried to break the landscape pictures for a while. smile

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Joe Zink 2 years, 2 months ago

Love the mannequins...wish there would have been more female ones, though grinning

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Joe Zink 2 years, 2 months ago

Hahahaha. Perhaps next time Joe smile

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Scribe 2 years, 2 months ago

It’s fascinating to know
Atlas wasn’t the only
one bearing the weight
of Heavens.. or is this
a younger version,
or perhaps Klaksvik
possesses its own
Heavens of islands?

It’s stunning to see
clouds blend into mountains,
into human abodes
with grassy green lakes
and still within its hidden
walls, human figures
await to be in a showcase
for human clothes,
but they lost their heads?

Strange and beautiful
continue to unfold,
as lands blend into waters
all part of Klaksvik’s 
heavenly islands
and then, and at last,
Oh! Such a treat to see
our wonderful friend Angil,
by his love, Teresa cupid

Thank you!

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Scribe 2 years, 2 months ago

Your words made me happy dear friend. Thank you so much

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Francesc 2 years, 2 months ago

Fantastic set ..I love the city in front of the sea...Great composition...Happy Sunday Antonio

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 2 years, 2 months ago

Happy Sunday my friend and thank you

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 2 years, 2 months ago

Love #3 disturbing

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years, 2 months ago

Exactly smile

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