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Gásadalur, Faroe Islands

Gásadalur, Faroe Islands - Photographer Philip Arnold

Location: Gásadalur, Faroe Islands – August, 2017
Photographer: Philip Arnold
Home Country: United States
University Affiliation: Staff
Category: Places
Award: Honorable Mention

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In the artist’s own words: “Home to a dozen inhabitants, the village of Gásadalur on the island of Vágar is surrounded by some of the highest mountains in the Faroe Islands and by the ocean to the southwest. Before a tunnel was constructed in 2004, the remote village was accessible by a footpath over Knavin, a 485-meter mountain. Called the “post route,” the path was covered three times a week by a very dedicated mail carrier. I made my visit to Gásadalur by hiking this route.”