COPENHAGEN/FAROE TRAVELOGUE – DAY 5 – BOUR

by Antonio Gil October. 04, 2018 1086 views

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Tindhólmur is an islet on the southside of Sørvágsfjørður, west of Vágar in the Faroe Islands. It has its name from the five peaks, which are named Ytsti, Arni, Lítli, Breiði, Bogdi (Farthest, Eagle, Small, Broad, Bent)

Tindhólmur is an islet on the southside of Sørvágsfjørður, west of Vágar in the Faroe Islands. It has its name from the five peaks, which are named Ytsti, Arni, Lítli, Breiði, Bogdi (Farthest, Eagle, Small, Broad, Bent)

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♫♫ Traditional Music of the Faroe Islands ♫♫

The best-known story from Bøur tells of a dispute about succession to property. Two brothers, Simun and Eirikur, owned all the village property jointly, but Eirikur was keen to have it divided. In the end Eirikur killed his brother, and then travelled over to Kirkjubøur to beg the bishop for mercy. The bishop was inclined to grant him absolution if he paid a large penalty to the bishop and to the church. Eirikur agreed, and the contract was carved out on a wooden beam.
Eirikur sailed back to Bøur, but when he reached the still waters and thought he was out of danger, a great wave rose up, the boat capsized, and he was drowned. The hidden reef has been known ever since as Eiriksboði in memory of the event, and is situated on the inner side of Tindhólmur.

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Lakshmi Bhat 2 years, 6 months ago

Thank you for sharing all those beautiful photos.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Lakshmi Bhat 2 years, 6 months ago

My pleasure dear friend

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

#4 is my fav. I really wonder how close the houses to the water are. I can't imagine, that they don't have stormfloods over there.

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

I'm not so sure about that. It depends on what side of the island they are. Thanks dear Heike

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Enrico Sottocorna 2 years, 6 months ago

molto belle le fotografie, e posto magnifico adatto per me dopo congedo lavorativo... no stress solo natura ,vento e acqua...

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Enrico Sottocorna 2 years, 6 months ago

Mille grazie, Enrico. Penso lo stesso

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Enrico Sottocorna Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 6 months ago

forse saremo vicini di casa!! joy ciao Antonio

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Mafalda Photography 2 years, 6 months ago

How i wish to get lost in this ...  
perfect series

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Mafalda Photography 2 years, 6 months ago

Too small to get lost smile

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Marsha 2 years, 6 months ago

#1 Gorgeous and moody shot!  Love it, Antonio!

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

Thanks for your lovely comment Marsha smile

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Camellia Staab 2 years, 6 months ago

Love #1! it's beautiful to look at, but I am telling you, I AM NOT moving there ;)

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 2 years, 6 months ago

Neither do I smile Thanks dear friend

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

#1 is a beauty

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

Thank you Peter

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

#4 - I like the foreground - I'm sure the houses are growing out of the soil. The focus on the single house in the background is scary. It looks as if it would be sliding down the hill very slow - one day in the near future it will go over the cliff. The street and the horses are the final touch to another very strange Faroer story - instead of the Viking version of Kain and Abel.

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

They have to look for fun in the strangest things here smile All the young people would get together in front of the supermarket every evening ????

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

Simun and Eirikur
reminds me
of Cain and Able
such a tragedy.

All that fear incurs
why won’t we see?
Greed is maniacal
humanity’s travesty.

People of Bøur,
your home is heavenly,
beautifully impeccable
of life’s rhapsody: 

Love our brother,
Honour our sister,
keep our mortal majesty,
our divine power eternal,
beyond peaks and galaxies two hearts

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

A true gem dear friend grinning Thank you so much

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 2 years, 6 months ago

WOW! Magnificent countryside, so well composed & exposed, in these! 
I can see how the music was inspired by these magical islands. 
Quite a story about karma! 
That was an unusual boat in the last image. Was it pulling those barges?

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

No, this is a vessel that is anchored to the bottom of the sea and work as a base for aquaculture. Thanks for your words dear friend

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

Ohhhhhhhh......OK.......thanks for the clarification!

It's always a treat to see, read & hear your fine offerings,, dear friend!

Cheers!

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

Amazing set...Wonderful work!!!

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

You're always too kind. Thank you my friend

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