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To Steal Fire

By gcfotographos      
The village land consists of eighteen fields of enclosed and open land, most of it being owned by the king (and is now national property). Another old story tells how ownership passed to the king. The settlement was very tiny at the time, perhaps only a single household, and one day the fire in the hearth went out. This meant an ignominious journey to the next settlement to ask for fire, and a young girl was sent off to Sørvágur. She was lucky and found nobody at home, so she took some burning wood from the fire and hurried back home. Unfortunately the smoke from the fire had been seen, and the farmer from Sørvágur accused her of stealing the fire. As a penalty, most of Bøur became royal estate property.

Tags: Sunset Landscape Light Rocks Water Seascape Sea Landscape and travel Faroe Islands

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16 May 2019 10:41PM
Beautiful landskape photo with great light, and some lovely details in the forground.
Great work!

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17 May 2019 11:43AM
A Beauty...
barrywebb Plus
13 44 7 United Kingdom
17 May 2019 6:34PM
A lovely tranquil seascape.
Barry
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9 18 4 United Kingdom
18 May 2019 12:17AM
Super seascape
Rob

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