COPENHAGEN/FAROE TRAVELOGUE – DAY 4 – FAROE ISLANDS – SAKSUN CHURCH – STREYMOY ISLAND

by Antonio Gil September. 27, 2018 800 views

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When the inhabitants in Saksun wanted to attend church, they had to walk all the way to Tjørnuvík, which was a long walk over the high mountains to the north. In year 1858 the church in Tjørnuvík was disassembled and carried over the mountains and reassembled in Saksun. The church got the new name Saksunar Kirkja (Church of Saksun) and was inaugurated on June 20, year 1858. The church was not a replica of the old church. The external walls were instead of wood, build with stones, but the rest of the building is reminiscent of the church in Tjørnuvík.

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Jay Boggess 2 years, 6 months ago

Wonderful subjects, compositions, colors, deep focus and clarity...

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 6 months ago

You never find a fault in my pictures dear friend smile Thank you for your kindness

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 6 months ago

You never give us anything to complain about.........what can I say.....(((GRIN)))
Always a pleasure, Antonio!

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Radha Mistry 2 years, 6 months ago

Do you live at these islands? You must spend much time in solitude. I'm jealous - looks quiet and with few people!

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Radha Mistry 2 years, 6 months ago

No, I'm Portuguese and I live in Portugal a country full of light and with a much better weather smile

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Radha Mistry Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 6 months ago

Awesome, Portugal is stunning. X

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 6 months ago

#4 - this church has to be mine!
#6 - a cemetery with a view ...
#8 - because it's so tucked away.
Time came to a stop in this pictures. Are you sure, there were no Vikings or some dragon boats nearby?

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 6 months ago

Who knows? I was always expecting to see them appear on the wake of the sound made by the blowing wind. Thank you so much for your kind comment Sigrid

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
José Manuel 2 years, 6 months ago

#4 +1

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Russell Smith 2 years, 6 months ago

Such a beautiful spot for a final rest. I am having a hard time finding one I like more than the others.

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 2 years, 6 months ago

Thank you so much for your comment my friend

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
José Manuel 2 years, 6 months ago

#4 +1

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
José Manuel 2 years, 6 months ago

#5 +1

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
José Manuel 2 years, 6 months ago

#6 +1

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
José Manuel 2 years, 6 months ago

#9 +1

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
José Manuel 2 years, 6 months ago

#2 +1

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 2 years, 6 months ago

Ena, tanto polegar para cima smile Obrigado Zé

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Scribe 2 years, 6 months ago

God, I’m so sorry.
I thought I’d died
and gone to heaven
but I’d simply stumbled
into Streymoy island.

Lord, forgive me.
I gazed into the hill’s side
and found ascension
as my mortality crumbled
at the pearly gates of Saksunar Kirkja.

Almighty, thank you.
For your angelic guides
and divine protection
my immortality cradled
by the fjord of Faroe islands.

Supreme Spirit, I love you.
By the church’s pond I’ll recite
my undying affections
for divine light, unbounded
from Tjørnuvík to Saksunar Kirkja wedding

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Scribe 2 years, 6 months ago

Breathtaking words full of beauty and imagination, as always. Your words brought happiness to this post dear friend

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Francesc 2 years, 6 months ago

Wonderful set Antonio...I love it

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 2 years, 6 months ago

Thank you Francesc. This was a really different place in Faroe. Thanks for the favs my friend

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Heike 2 years, 6 months ago

Spectacular place to 'rest'. smile

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Heike 2 years, 6 months ago

Well, better for the living who can see it than for the dead who can't. Thank you so much for the favs Heike smile

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 2 years, 6 months ago

A great final resting place. Nicely captyred, the mood of open spaces and creation

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years, 6 months ago

Much appreciated comment my friend. Thank you

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 2 years, 6 months ago

Great photos - but OMG that place looks bleak!
And godforsaken!I wouldn't want to lay my bones there!
Only people like you you would visit - maybe not even with flowers? smile

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Marilyn Grimble 2 years, 6 months ago

The flowers will be carried away by the strong winds coming from the Atlantic. It's a beautiful kind of bleakness smile

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 6 months ago

Bloody cold, I bet!
Well, you can plant a tree! grinning Mxx
I have visited such places - but these days it's comfort that counts.
Your photography is always stunning as is David Swatton's, but I run out of adequate vocabulary, so I pull your leg instead! Mxx

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Marilyn Grimble 2 years, 6 months ago

Be my guest smile

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