Monday, August 9, 2010
#105 - I'll raise you an island!
I have the greatest friends. Christina was heading to the Faroe Islands and immediately sent me a card for the project. Thanks darling! Happy to say, there goes another $5 from my wallet!
The Faroe Islands used to belong to the Norweigans but centuries ago, the King lost the territory in a drunken game of poker to the King of Denmark. (If only all territorial disputes could be resolved that way, eh?)
You can also find one of the worlds smallest capitals here, the city of Torshavn. It's beautiful really, with all the multi-colored buildings, all of different shapes and sizes. Apparently people here really take ownership to heart and they display that through personalized colours on their homes.
I'd paint mine turquoise, dark black roof. You?