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Saksun at the Faroe Island
Before you visit such a place as the Faroe Islands out in the North Atlantic you make a plan of what to see and which places to visit. And of course the little church at Saksun is on the list. Probably the most photographed motif at the islands.
And there you are on the last day of September. Nobody around, the fog is drifting in the back and the rain is pouring down.

But then you also have the opportunity I think to have a kind of personal photo variant from the place - at least a good contrast to being there a day when the sun shines and the place is crowded with visitors.

You get a feeling of how it must have been when the first settlers arrived in their small ships around 1000 years ago, in the little inlet in the back there, finding shelter from the big ocean and decided this was surely a fine place to live. The inlet formed a good deep natural harbour, until a storm blocked the inlet with sand. This caused the river that used to run into the inlet to form a freshwater lake where the inlet used to be.

Strange also to learn that the Church was originally built in Tjornuvik, but in 1858 it was disassembled, carried over the mountains and reassembled in Saksun. Of course with a population of 34 souls they sure needed a church at the place.
(In WS meet some of the people who lived here back in 1899>>
The old photo taken from app. the same place as my version)

Have a fine day out there..

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Additional Photos by Jack R Johanson (jrj) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4546 W: 497 N: 7438] (34841)
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