0 Likes

Vesturkirkjan-The West Church
Faroe Islands
Vesturkirkjan (The West Church) with its pyramid shaped copper spire is a distinctive landmark in Tórshavn, it was built in 1975.
Copyright: Olavur frederiksen www.faroephoto.com
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 7232x3616
Uploaded: 17/05/2010
Updated: 14/07/2014
Views:

...


Tags: vesturkirkjan; west; church; torshavn; streymoy
comments powered by Disqus

Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com
On top of West-church beside the bells
Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com
Vesturkirkjan-The West Church
Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com
Vinnuhaskulin
Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com
Boats At The Harbour Of Torshavn
Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com
Torshavnar Shipyard (Mest)
Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com
Small River In Torshavn
Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com
Small Boats At The Harbour Of Torshavn (Vagsbotn)
Flemming V. Larsen
Sculpture at The Harbor Square in Torshavn
Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com
Bryggjubakki Torshavn
Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com
Vagsbotni Torshavn
Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com
Outside Hvonn Hotel Torshavn
Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com
The Cathedral
Karel Gillissen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame, Strasbourg, France
Jan Dunlop
Wolleys Bay Panorama, Tutukaka Coast
Jan Dunlop
Te Henga (Bethells Beach)
Juergen Stellmacher
Semi Anechoic Chamber
Bernardo Patino
GREAT WALL OF CHINA
David Rowley
Kakapo Peak
Jürgen Diemer
Sculpture "Windhosen" from Julia Bornefeld, Husum
Alexander Kalashnikoff
Portofino
Bane Obradović
Fosseland lake, Norway
Joby Catto
Driftwood installation by Veiðilyesa, on the road to Djúpavík, Iceland
Larry Huppert
Cadillac Mountain Sunset
Pascal Moulin
Abbaye de La Lucerne - France
Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com
Gjogv
Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com
Halloween In Sumba Suduroy
Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com
Torshavn Christmas
Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com
The Electronic Engine Room On Bord Nordborg
Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com
Duvugardur, Saksun
Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com
Tjornuvik
Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com
Kj Hydraulik
Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com
Mykines
Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com
The Kongaminni King S Monument
Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com
Hiti
Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com
Harbor Tvoroyri
Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com
Bour Is A Small Village On Vagar Island
More About Faroe Islands

Location and size Situated in the heart of the Gulf Stream in the North Atlantic at 62°00’N, the Faroe Islands lie northwest of Scotland and halfway between Iceland and Norway. The archipelago is composed of 18 islands covering 1399 km2 (545.3 sq.miles) and is 113 km (70 miles) long and 75 km (47 miles) wide, roughly in the shape of an arrowhead. There are 1100 km (687 miles) of coastline and at no time is one more than 5 km (3 miles) away from the ocean. The highest mountain is 882 m (2883 ft) above sea level and the average height above sea level for the country is 300 m (982 ft).   Climate The weather is maritime and quite changeable, from moments of brilliant sunshine to misty hill fog, to showers. The Gulf Stream encircling the islands tempers the climate. The harbours never freeze and the temperature in winter time is very moderate considering the high latitude. Snowfall occurs, but is shortlived. The average temperature ranges from 3°C in winter to 11°C in the summer. In sheltered areas, the temperature can be much higher, but the air is always fresh and clean no matter what the season.   Population The population is 48.520 (1st April 2008). About 19,400 people live in the metropolitan area which comprises Tórshavn, Kirkjubøur, Velbastaður, Nólsoy, Hestur, Koltur, Hoyvík, Argir, Kaldbak, Kaldbaksbotnur, Norðradalur, Syðradalur, Hvítanes, Sund, Kollafjørður, Signabøur and Oyrareingir, while about 4,700 people live in Klaksvík, the second largest town in the Faroe Islands.   Form of Government Since 1948, the Faroe Islands have been a self governing region of the Kingdom of Denmark. It has its own parliament and its own flag. It is not, however, a member of the European Union and all trade is governed by special treaties.   Languages Spoken Faroese is the national language and is rooted in Old Norse. Nordic languages are readily understood by most Faroese, and English is also widely spoken, especially among the younger people.   Religion Religion plays an important part in Faroese culture and over 80% of the population belong to the established church, the EvangelicalLutheran. 10% of the population belong to the Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren).   Industry The fishing industry is the most important source of income for the Faroes. Fish products account for over 97% of the export volume. Tourism is the second largest industry, followed by woollen and other manufactured products.