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I have visited Tinganes several times and I find always peace between the old houses. All the houses are well kept and place invites to a peaceful walk. I always take my time to enjoy the architecture and high standard of construction our ancestor used...More
It's an area near the harbor and center of Torshavn. It's filled with wonderful builds, government building and a restored area that great to walk through and photograph. It's very close to the cathedral. The streets are cobble stone and the homes and builds are...More
Oldest part of the town with grass roofed buildings and containing the government of the island group. Nice to wander around with helpful information boards at various locations. Some areas are a bit steep with uneven ground.
Lovely picturesque compact area in the centre of Torshavn between the two harbours and steeped in history. This is the location of the Faroese Parliament and Government buildings, narrow cobbled streets, grass roofed cottages and a photographic opportunity at every turn. Well maintained and a...More
Historical government buildings including office of prime minister and ministries of finance and infrastructure. Really well maintained and highlighted by grass on the roof. Quite accessible although steep paths in part
This old area of the town is very preserved and there are a lot of interesting old buildings.
Moreover, a lot of common people live in this area.
A problem that I had is that when I visited there was a cruise ship and so...More
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Traveling to and visiting the Faroe Islands opened my eyes to the breathtaking beauty of their Archipelago. For the first time, I was inundated with sheep, which was a surprisingly wonderful experience, after my initial fear... More
Traveling to and visiting the Faroe Islands opened my eyes to the breathtaking beauty of their Archipelago. For the first time, I was inundated with sheep, which was a surprisingly wonderful experience, after my initial fear of them, and the absence of crowds of people, which was altogether a welcome sight. Having always live in big cities, I never imagined that tap water could taste so delicious and sweet. I love the tap water in the Faroe Islands. Visiting small hamlets perched on rocky plateaus hundreds of meters above the ocean made me oooh and ahhh, while imagining an idyllic life of meditation and contemplation in the surround sound of nature. Of course, I know that all comes with a steep price of isolation and perhaps loneliness, but while I was in the Faroe Islands, I couldn't imagine anything more alluring. Since then, the austere beauty of the Islands still flirt through my mind and reminds me that I must visit Iceland, Spitzbergen, northern Norway, the Shetlands, etc...
There was a book written by a Faroese author that I saw in one of the bookshops in Torshavn. Because I didn't want to add more weight to my carry-on luggage, which was already bursting with all my local purchases, I didn't get it, but I should have. It may have been called The Good Hope by William Heinesen, but I am not 100% certain. I thought it might be a good read about the Faroese life, something that I was intrigued about. If you haven't read it, it may be worthwhile to check out.