Kollafjordur Church

When we visited the Faroe Islands, up in the North Atlantic, we found we had entered a different world in many ways. This was a location short of many resources we take for granted and where people had to come up with workable solutions to many problems. One such was keeping the rain out of buildings – often solved by using turf as a roofing material as we see here on the church at Kollafjordur which is a few miles north of the islands’ capital at Thorshavn.

image002 This little church caught the eye and also the ear for a bell ringer was at work. This was a simple, single bell – not at all like the change ringing which I do at my local church.

Perched up in the little tower, below the date pennant for 1837, a man sat, tolling the bell.

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A noisy job for the ringer. No wonder he wears ear protectors.

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