Kallur Lighthouse and the magnificent Kalsoy – Faroe Islands

We are in Kalsoy, one of the eighteen islands (and the westernmost) that make up the Faroe Islands. The island, nicknamed “The Flute”, is mostly known for the Kallur Lighthouse and dramatic and rugged landscapes, and is is long, skinny and wedged in between Kunoy and Eysturoy. Interestingly, “Kalsoy” means man island and “Kunoy” woman island. There are no bridges or underwater tunnels connecting Kalsoy to another island and you can reach it merely by ferry or boat. The scenery surrounding the simple lighthouse at Kallur is incredible: craggy cliffs…

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#TodayInHistory – July 14

July 14 – Some important events on this day. 1099 👉🏼 Jerusalem captured in First Crusade 1789 👉🏼 Bastille Day – the French Revolution begins with the fall of the Bastille Prison. Of all the monumental events in the French Revolution, none is more iconic than the storming of the Bastille prison on this day. The Bastille was a prison and fortress, and although it only contained seven prisoners at the time it was overrun, it was a potent symbol of the Ancien Regime and its power and corruption. When…

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