Thursday 27 June 2013

Torshavn, capital of the Faroe Islands

In 1709, Torshavn was hit by a plague of smallpox and 250 out of 300 inhabitants died. Today though, the population is up to 13,000 and a lot of them were out and about today.
Yet again the weather has been kind and we have been exploring the town and nearby countryside.
There are still quite a few houses with grass roofs and the whole place is lovely in a rugged kind of way.
In the last photo Darren is doing a pretty accurate impersonation of Cher in the 'If I could turn back time' video, but he insists that he does not remember it. All that is missing is the aircraft carrier, thousands of American sailors and a tiny lace outfit......

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