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2018 Europa - Set

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Technical details
  • 23.04.2018
  • Photos: Ólavur Frederiksen
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  • Cartor Security Printing, France
  • Offset
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  • 30 x 40 mm
  • 10,00 and 18,00 kr
About Europa

Considering the size of the Faroe Islands, it may seem quite strange that infrastructure, transport and logistics, have always constituted some of the islands’ biggest problems. Steep mountain terrain presented great difficulties to wayfarers, straits with violent currents and treacherous waters could only be crossed by strong and able-bodied mariners. There are many stories of perilous travels between the islands and accidents resulting in fatal outcomes during these voyages were not unusual. Travels between the islands presented such physical challenges that they were mostly reserved for men with strong constitution. The resulting isolation meant that even dialects were formed in one of the world's smallest language area. These difficulties lasted until recent times. I personally remember meeting old people, especially women, who had never been outside of their islands of birth.

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