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The Faroe
Wednesday, January 5th, 2005, 02:29 PM
Hello.

Faeroe / Danish / Scandinavian here. Currently living in Copenhagen. Mid thirties. Two kids so far (girls). Works with IT. Dabbles in history. New to all this, not sure this is my place, but you have some very interesting historical posts & your classification expertise amazes me – never seen it done such anywhere (how would the average Faeroe be classified?). I think all this multiracial / multicultural bullshit is a piece of crock, and third world immigration should be stopped and reversed by (voluntary preferable, forcible if necessary) repatriation. But I don’t buy into all the Jewish conspiracy stuff either. As far as I’m concerned Israel is a European ally in the Mid-East. Does that make me a persona non gratia on this board?


What is all the derision I sense directed at stormfront? There’re precious few these days that think European races are anything worth honouring. I should think it’d be in the best interest of us all to stick together rather than bicker over small inconsequential differences.

Oskorei
Wednesday, January 5th, 2005, 05:01 PM
Welcome to Skadi :)

The anti-Jewish and anti-Stormfront posts you might have read are the personal opinions of individual members, and not part of the overall Forum "mission statement".

So in no way are you a persona non grata on the Forum, quite the contrary. It is always nice to have reasonable and Faroese people around.

Concerning the classification of the Faroese people, it is a good and interesting question. I would propose that you ask it in the Physical Anthropology or Classification Sub-Forum, so that some member with the right knowledge can answer it.

Kind regards, Oskorei

The Faroe
Wednesday, January 5th, 2005, 10:21 PM
Here’s a collection of some images re. The Faeroes I fell across poking around the Internet:

One of my grandmothers lived in this church house as a child. She said it was haunted. If you’ve read Barbara by Jørgen-Frantz Jacobsens you’d know why.
http://www.weltrekordreise.ch/abild/a086.jpg

These birds (puffins) look cute but taste better. There’s one recipe where they’re baked inside a cake. They’re caught by net, it’s against the law to shoot them.
http://pro.corbis.com/images/WK041418.jpg?size=67&uid={276b27e9-33ae-4aa2-8613-d26581acce8c}
(http://pro.corbis.com/images/WK041418.jpg?size=67&uid=%7B276b27e9-33ae-4aa2-8613-d26581acce8c%7D)http://pro.corbis.com/images/AW020579.jpg?size=67&uid={0de701d4-46a2-4692-bc61-ac546464324e} (http://pro.corbis.com/images/AW020579.jpg?size=67&uid=%7B0de701d4-46a2-4692-bc61-ac546464324e%7D)
http://pro.corbis.com/images/WK041417.jpg?size=67&uid={72a9bccb-6099-4c4b-abd6-c0a39b107572} (http://pro.corbis.com/images/WK041417.jpg?size=67&uid=%7B72a9bccb-6099-4c4b-abd6-c0a39b107572%7D)
http://www.mykines.dk/puffin8.jpg
http://www.mykines.dk/puffin2.jpg

My father lived in this house as a child. The door looks like a hobbit door. A Norwegian king also live there once as a child, and if one looks closely up on the cliffs behind the house, it’s possible to see the small cave where he hid when his enemies came looking for him. Now it’s inhabited by a fairly impressive blacksmith/artist – the 18th generation descendent of the same line to live there. It’s a very old house, some times around year 900 when Iceland was first being settled, some Norwegian had assembled and packed down a complete house and towed it behind his boat. Unfortunately (for him) his ship floundered off The Faeroes and men, mice and ship were all lost. The house though washed up on the shore where it’s now erected. They’ve got the damnest collection of old and odd stuff inside. There’re some coconuts from god know wherefrom, also washed ashore.
http://pro.corbis.com/images/WK041411.jpg?size=67&uid={537e2fb7-087f-47d3-801d-4bee13d9248f}
(http://pro.corbis.com/images/WK041411.jpg?size=67&uid=%7B537e2fb7-087f-47d3-801d-4bee13d9248f%7D)http://pro.corbis.com/images/WK041410.jpg?size=67&uid={1f9e858e-f267-4056-8e1d-58ff78c86304} (http://pro.corbis.com/images/WK041410.jpg?size=67&uid=%7B1f9e858e-f267-4056-8e1d-58ff78c86304%7D)
http://www.phototravels.net/faroe-islands/N0009/faroes-streymoy-kirkjubour-04.3.jpg
http://www.phototravels.net/faroe-islands/N0009/faroes-streymoy-kirkjubour-09.3.jpg

These days The Faeroes are mostly protestant (many Baptists), but whence they were Catholics an ambitions bishop tried to erect a great (relative) cathedral. The poor peasants finally got so fed up with the bishop and his expensive building, that they came at him with burning torches and raised pitchforks. The bishop fled on top of the unfinished building and would not come down – till he fell down, and that was the end of him. The cathedral was never finished. They’re now talking about putting it in a glass-dome.
http://pro.corbis.com/images/QU001721.jpg?size=67&uid={f31d7448-34c4-494a-ac49-b64d54e0b51a}
(http://pro.corbis.com/images/QU001721.jpg?size=67&uid=%7Bf31d7448-34c4-494a-ac49-b64d54e0b51a%7D)http://pro.corbis.com/images/WK041408.jpg?size=67&uid={613bbd7e-d6a5-4d84-a47c-37d229ba4820} (http://pro.corbis.com/images/WK041408.jpg?size=67&uid=%7B613bbd7e-d6a5-4d84-a47c-37d229ba4820%7D)

Pilot whale taste great. Greenpeace don’t like it one bit though. Who cares? Greenpeace don’t dare set foot on the island anyway. And the pilot whale has never been endangered.
http://pro.corbis.com/images/HU020612.jpg?size=67&uid={88b14954-dea5-4a57-be92-e0be81ec4695}
(http://pro.corbis.com/images/HU020612.jpg?size=67&uid=%7B88b14954-dea5-4a57-be92-e0be81ec4695%7D)http://pro.corbis.com/images/AW020559.jpg?size=67&uid={953b1da0-450d-4ed3-a933-8a92ab269689}
(http://pro.corbis.com/images/AW020559.jpg?size=67&uid=%7B953b1da0-450d-4ed3-a933-8a92ab269689%7D)http://pro.corbis.com/images/AW020560.jpg?size=67&uid={4fe2e811-ee36-41eb-8720-e0caa1901491}
(http://pro.corbis.com/images/AW020560.jpg?size=67&uid=%7B4fe2e811-ee36-41eb-8720-e0caa1901491%7D)http://pro.corbis.com/images/AW012882.jpg?size=67&uid={9e500681-1cf9-4ad4-85d4-43edab35ed0d}
(http://pro.corbis.com/images/AW012882.jpg?size=67&uid=%7B9e500681-1cf9-4ad4-85d4-43edab35ed0d%7D)
Here’s the capital, Tórshavn (Thorburn’s Harbour), in snow. The Faeroes lies further north than much of Greenland, but surprisingly enough, it is mostly quite warm in the winter; ocean-climate and the islands are located right in the golf-stream – or what’s left of it that far north. Around an average 8-10 degree during winter 12-14 during summer, if I remember correctly. So it very seldom snows, except on top of the highest cliffs. Last summer I was there, it even crawled beyond a sweltering 20 degrees (centigrade) for some days. Wo ho! As soon as the temperature move beyond 18 degree all the girls bring out the bikinis in force. Who ho!
http://pro.corbis.com/images/AW002084.jpg?size=67&uid={4ec4c6a3-8ec4-4783-b46f-c93b23f83abe}
(http://pro.corbis.com/images/AW002084.jpg?size=67&uid=%7B4ec4c6a3-8ec4-4783-b46f-c93b23f83abe%7D)
These formations are called the hag and the giant. They’re walking to Iceland. Get there any day now. Actually not. They were visiting The Faeroes, and found it so beautiful they decided to drag it back to Iceland. Unfortunately they got preoccupied with their work and got turned to stone when the sun rose.
http://pro.corbis.com/images/AW020575.jpg?size=67&uid={d0ef0f5e-c67d-4d95-8888-de0e161866fb}
(http://pro.corbis.com/images/AW020575.jpg?size=67&uid=%7Bd0ef0f5e-c67d-4d95-8888-de0e161866fb%7D)http://www.phototravels.net/faroe-islands/N0006/faroes-streymoy-tjornuvik-12.3.jpg
(http://www.phototravels.net/faroe-islands/N0006/faroes-streymoy-tjornuvik-12.3.jpg) http://nordicphotos.com/photographs/inger/s/Inger001269.jpg

Stora Dimma. All but one of the Faeroe Islands are inhabited. This is the smallest inhabited island. Only two families live there. Unfortunately they’re mortal enemies, and haven’t as much as spoken a word to each other in decades and decades. Or so the story goes.
http://pro.corbis.com/images/SP003748.jpg?size=67&uid={6045e9da-b2b0-48eb-b28b-333339b6bf75}
(http://pro.corbis.com/images/SP003748.jpg?size=67&uid=%7B6045e9da-b2b0-48eb-b28b-333339b6bf75%7D)http://nordicphotos.com/photographs/inger/s/Inger001242.jpg
(http://nordicphotos.com/photographs/inger/s/Inger001242.jpg)
There’s a special breed of horses called Faeroe Horses. Slightly bigger than Icelandic Horses.
http://pro.corbis.com/images/AW002078.jpg?size=67&uid={8f758fa8-d76e-408a-973c-b0ab01e70fb4}
(http://pro.corbis.com/images/AW002078.jpg?size=67&uid=%7B8f758fa8-d76e-408a-973c-b0ab01e70fb4%7D)http://www.travel-images.com/faeroe3.jpg

Village of Gjøgv, which has a natural harbour which was used by the Vikings.
http://www.mundofree.com/islasferoe/gjogv.jpg

There’s a special kind of boat which is still being used, a direct descendent from the Viking ship.
http://www.tourist.fo/ew/media/Thumbnails/image_large_10_ROWIN.JPG

National costume. They’re not just tourist photos. Everybody has a national costume (fairly expensive) and they’re worn at every possible occasion.
http://nordicphotos.com/photographs/KristjanF/s/KristjanF000187.jpg
http://nordicphotos.com/photographs/KristjanF/s/KristjanF000185.jpg
http://nordicphotos.com/photographs/KristjanF/s/KristjanF000188.jpg
http://nordicphotos.com/photographs/BaraK/s/BaraK000551.jpg
http://nordicphotos.com/photographs/PallS/s/PallS000057.jpg

People
http://www.mundofree.com/islasferoe/feroe20.jpeg
http://www.arcticphoto.co.uk/search/previews/far0011-12m.jpg
http://www.stalvik.com/images/LandFaroarna/faroarna_05.jpg
http://www.stalvik.com/images/LandFaroarna/faroarna_17.jpg

Wichmann
Wednesday, January 5th, 2005, 11:56 PM
Welcome aboard!

Nice pictures.

BTW the first time I realised that the Faroe actually exist was when Austria lost 1:0 against the Faroe in soccer! :D

The Faroe
Thursday, January 6th, 2005, 12:09 AM
Welcome aboard!

Nice pictures.

BTW the first time I realised that the Faroe actually exist was when Austria lost 1:0 against the Faroe in soccer! :D Thanks.

Yeah. That day was made into a national holiday to be celebrated and honoured for eternity. Since the islands are all pretty much made of cliffs, up and down, there didn’t use to be any proper football field – all national matches were played in Denmark or Sweden. I think it was the Austrian match that prodded the government to set money aside to blast a level area to have a football field in.

http://pro.corbis.com/images/UT0149546.jpg?size=67&uid={a247b534-879e-4916-937b-196fd52fece2} (http://pro.corbis.com/images/UT0149546.jpg?size=67&uid=%7Ba247b534-879e-4916-937b-196fd52fece2%7D)

+Suomut+
Saturday, January 8th, 2005, 12:03 AM
Faeroe / Danish / Scandinavian here. Currently living in Copenhagen. Mid thirties. Two kids so far (girls). Works with IT. Dabbles in history. New to all this, not sure this is my place,... Welcome aboard, T.F. :thumbup :) I hope you like this place, you seem like a good guy; although I don't agree with your Middle Eastern views, but you're entitled to them, of course; esp. in the appropriate areas of this site. :)

There’re precious few these days that think European races are anything worth honouring. I should think it’d be in the best interest of us all to stick together rather than bicker over small inconsequential differences. I agree with you 100%. :|

Welcome to Skadi :)

The anti-Jewish and anti-Stormfront posts you might have read are the personal opinions of individual members, and not part of the overall Forum "mission statement".

So in no way are you a persona non grata on the Forum, quite the contrary. It is always nice to have reasonable and Faroese people around.I add my voice to Oskorei's. :)

...One of my grandmothers lived in this church house as a child. She said it was haunted....My father lived in this house as a child.... Incredible, awesome. :)

These days The Faeroes are mostly protestant (many Baptists), but whence they were Catholics an ambitions bishop tried to erect a great (relative) cathedral. The poor peasants finally got so fed up with the bishop and his expensive building, that they came at him with burning torches and raised pitchforks. The bishop fled on top of the unfinished building and would not come down – till he fell down, and that was the end of him. The cathedral was never finished. They’re now talking about putting it in a glass-dome. This all happened in the Reformation era, I presume, correct? ;) I find what you say about Baptists in the islands fascinating, do you think there are nowadays more Baptists than Lutherans?? I was raised in large part by (American Southern) Baptists...that's one reason I ask. lol ;) I'm not Baptist, though, personally...I love 'em though. :)

Here’s the capital, Tórshavn (Thorburn’s Harbour), in snow....These formations are called the hag and the giant....LOVELY pictures. :thumbup

Stora Dimma. All but one of the Faeroe Islands are inhabited. This is the smallest inhabited island. Only two families live there. Unfortunately they’re mortal enemies, and haven’t as much as spoken a word to each other in decades and decades. Or so the story goes. Now, these families feuding reminds me SO MUCH of Scotland (lol); and the Faroese are part-Scottish (and Irish) by blood-heritage, am I correct or not?! lol ;)

Village of Gjøgv, which has a natural harbour which was used by the Vikings. I love this place...very charming. :) I find it interesting that so many of the houses are painted in varying bright colors...helps to offset oft cloudy skies, perhaps. :)

National costume. They’re not just tourist photos. Everybody has a national costume (fairly expensive) and they’re worn at every possible occasion....People I love these pictures too, THANK YOU! for posting them. :thumbup :) ...very lovely indeed.

http://pro.corbis.com/images/UT0149546.jpg?size=67&uid={a247b534-879e-4916-937b-196fd52fece2} (http://pro.corbis.com/images/UT0149546.jpg?size=67&uid=%7Ba247b534-879e-4916-937b-196fd52fece2%7D) Now THAT guy is HILARIOUS!!!! LOL ...I LOVE THAT ONE!!!! LOL hehehehe ;) ...my kinda' guy indeed!! lol :)

Kräuterhexe
Saturday, January 8th, 2005, 12:06 AM
Welcome !

pretty nice pictures.

Appalachian
Saturday, January 8th, 2005, 05:40 AM
Now, these families feuding reminds me SO MUCH of Scotland (lol);

Not to mention my neck of the woods! :D

Anyway, welcome, Faroe! :prost

+Suomut+
Sunday, January 9th, 2005, 06:47 PM
Not to mention my neck of the woods!...Mine too (Appalachia--Southern-part) ;) ...MANY A Scot & Scotch-Irishman FEUDING IT OUT! my way too! :fko: :ffence: lol :thumbsup

The Faroe
Monday, January 10th, 2005, 10:48 PM
This all happened in the Reformation era, I presume, correct? ;) I find what you say about Baptists in the islands fascinating, do you think there are nowadays more Baptists than Lutherans?? I was raised in large part by (American Southern) Baptists...that's one reason I ask. lol ;) I'm not Baptist, though, personally...I love 'em though. :)Well I thought Baptists were a form of Lutherans. Shows how much I know of such things. A near total of all Faeroes are Christians. 84% belongs to the evangelic-Lutheran church, about 7% to the Brothers church (an evangelic Christian church inspired by the Scottish firebrand preacher William Gibson Sloan from around the turn of the 19th century), 5% to other Christian mainly derivations, mainly Adventists and a smattering of Catholics and Franciscan nuns. I don’t know how many Baptists, I think they are counted with the evangelic-Lutherans? One thing I know for sure, you ain’t going to be able to find your balls for two weeks after being baptised in the north Atlantic and breasts & nipples can be classified as lethal weapons.

The Faeroes have always due, I suspect, to the capricious and dangerous spirit of mother nature in the north Atlantic, had a tradition of deep, often puritan, Christian belief. Alcohol was only recently allowed. Pornography is still restricted (I don’t know the specifics). Despite being part of the Danish kingdom, Danish rules re. abortion do not count and homosexual marriage are not recognised. Abortion is illegal unless the pregnancy is the result of rape or there are life-threatening circumstances – a rule which has just been tightened with a specific Christian values, something which would be unheard of in Denmark. http://www.cphpost.dk/get/73675.html

The Faeroe Saga is about the conversion of The Faeroe Islands to Christianity, and as usual the villain (and heathen) is the most interesting figure. Can’t say I agree with many of the Faroese restrictive laws, but I have much respect for all non-apologetic Christians – at least they’re not consumed by materialism and they manage to pop out sufficient babies to get above replacement level.

This site with official statistics gives the Faroese a whooping birth rate of 2.55 child/woman, higher than the 2.22 I though. Yah! The highest in the civilised world if I’m not mistaken (perhaps I’m mistaken in classifying it as civilised?) I suppose it has something to do with the religion, or perhaps the loooong dark winter.

http://www.hagstova.fo/pls/portal/docs/PAGE/HAGSTOVA_FOROYA_FO/HEIM_VERS_03/PUBL_NEW/FAROE_ISLAND_IN_FIGURES/UPPSETING_GRON_ENDALIGT_0404.PDF

(It also reports there are more sheep related traffic accidents than any other)


Now, these families feuding reminds me SO MUCH of Scotland (lol); and the Faroese are part-Scottish (and Irish) by blood-heritage, am I correct or not?!A survey a few years back, showed a remarkable large part Celtic blood in Icelandic genetic material – don’t remember the figures, but it was double digit percentage. Supposedly from Norwegian Viking settlers stopping by Ireland, Isle of Man or Scotland to stock up on the slaves, or from Vikings settlers in those same areas intermarriaging with the locals before relocating to Iceland. I would assume the same, to a lesser degree, could be observed on the Faeroes. I’m dark blond, but one of my brothers and one of my sisters have red hair & red beard (well the sister hasn’t got much beard). But in truth, it’s a fairly peaceful, if uneventful, place. There hasn’t been a murder in some 300 years. There was a bank robbery a few years back, or was it ten, anyway they were all caught pretty fast, not many places to hide or keep such a thing hidden on such a small community.



Here’s a football link with the Austrian match:
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/feature?id=268974&cc=5739

/Regards

Wichmann
Monday, January 10th, 2005, 11:36 PM
The Austrians were confident. Coach Sepp Hickersberger cheerfully admitted that he didn't know where the Faroe Islands were, let alone what their football team was like, while striker Toni Polster confidently predicted double figures. The Faroes prepared by playing friendlies against an Iceland B team and the Shetland Isles.

So when a timber salesman from Klaksvik named Torkil Nielsen lashed home the only goal of the game on the hour, the blurry video images were soon beamed all around the world.

While Nielsen was the goalscoring hero however, most of the attention was heaped upon goalkeeper Jens Martin Knudsen because he wore a bobble hat. It was knitted by his grandmother, he explained, to protect a childhood head wound and had become a lucky talisman. It certainly worked that night.


Remarkably Knudsen, who will be 36 on the day of the Germany game, is still in goal, although he has eschewed the headgear at the suggestion of former Faroese coach Allan Simonsen on the grounds that it looked, well, daft.

The hat remains the most potent symbol of Faroese football however, and when six years ago it was stolen from Knudsen's house (nobody locks their door in the Faroes) it sparked an immediate nationwide search.

Eventually two Norwegian tourists were apprehended at the airport with the hot headgear in their hand-luggage.
:smurf Keeper Knudsen and his bobble hat....:D

I remember watching this match in TV. Unbelievable. Nielsens goal was so cheap. In this situation the Austrian goalie Konsel(who became really a worldclass keeper afterwards and played many years for AS Roma) was just a sandsack and didn't react properly. The Austrian team was totally paralyzed but anyway: they got what they have earned for their arrogance! :P Coach Hickersberger immediately resigned after the match. I think you can imagine the tabloids in Austria afterwards. Great fun....:D (Wir grüßen Toni Polster von den Frisör-inseln, for instance)

But anyway, good to hear that the nordic world is still in order up there in the Northwest! :)

cheers