I thought this was interesting

January 9, 2023

Let me preface my remarks by saying that I am totally addicted to Tony Fleming’s videos. If you are not familiar with his beautifully photographed and imaginatively narrated videos, I recommend them. One of his videos featured a trip to the Faroe Islands. This North Atlantic archipelago is pretty far from everything. Being in the North Atlantic, it can even be difficult to get from island to island. But there are tunnels, with a roundabout!

To quote Atlas Obscura: “The roundabout links the capital city of Tórshavn to both sides of the Skálafjørður fjord. Not only is it extra-convenient (cutting down travel time between Tórshavn and Runavík from over an hour to around 16 minutes), it’s also a feast for the senses. At its center stands a sculpture created by local Faroese artist Tróndur Patursson. Color-changing lights on a central support structure illuminate a piece of steel that Patursson shaped to represent people participating in a traditional Faroese chain dance. There’s even music, composed especially for this unique driving experience—just tune your radio to 97.0 when you drive through the tunnel.”

Above: The town of Toftir and Strendur.

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