Today is Flag Day, and my favorite photo of today is this one of a little girl with her own homemade Faroese flag. She is very busy stomping in a puddle.
The Faroese flag is called Merkið.
Here, two days after Christmas, we finally had some snow, and just enough of it for us to try it out at one of the best places in Tórshavn for sledding, the KFUK-hill.
This is the famous Sundial in Tinganes, said to be from the viking age. It has always been called the Sundial, but not so many years ago, historics found that it wasn’t a sundial but a compass rose
In the photo Oyvør is trying to find the time, and we thought it worked just fine and showed us 6.45 pm.
The compass rose is divided into 32 parts with a cross in the middle, and the round-shaped thingy is pointing north. It probably dates from 1569, which is carved right beside where the indicator for south is. Compass roses very much like this one have been found in Norway, Sweden and Finland.
Blue sky over the lighthouse, which is placed at the old fortress Skansin right next to the port in Tórshavn.
I am on holiday. Not so far from home though, so orders will be sent as usual.
For 10 days I’m a house/dog sitter for a friend in the outskirts of Tórshavn, and this is the fantastic view from the house.
Kayaks in the water.
The Spinning Mill at Sandá (Spinnaríið við Sandá) the former spinning mill, and it’s placed right over the stream Sandá. Today it functions as a furniture store.
From a little road trip outside Tórshavn. We were driving on the road Oyggjavegur over the mountain from Tórshavn, and this is where you turn of for Norðradalur.
Back in Tórshavn. This small colourfull kiosk is located in the pedestrian zone between the House of Government (Tinghúsið) and City Hall (Ráðhúsið).
Asta, who is in her 80s, is about ready to open for the day.
Early morning in February. It’s just before 9 am, so the light is coming back fast.
After all the storms in December and January we finally had a day where the sun was shining.
So we went for a hike to the cairns called Kongavarðar.
Lots of crunchy ice on the way.
I don’t usually flash photos of myself, but this one has such a beautiful background.
An old waggon with firewood in Bringsnagøta, the Christmas Street in Tórshavn.
Inside the old shop Katrina Christiansen in Bringsnagøta. This is from the kitchen with two old stoves.
An old cash register.
More snow in the Christmas Street
Two girls sledding on their stomachs in garbage bags. You just cut some holes in a big bag, and you are ready to go sledding.
The old rectory in Sandágerði. The hospital priest lives here with his family.
And the last picture of today: Two women going for a dip in the cold water. The best tip against winter depression in this very dark time of year. The photo was taken at 10.30 am.