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Saksun Village, Streymoy, Faroe Islands 11 Jun 2016

Posted on 11 Jun 2016
Saksun Village, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
Saksun Village, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
Saksun Village, Streymoy, Faroe Islands

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A small collection of buildings in the village of Saksun in the Faroe Islands. The buildings all have living roofs, which is a long-standing tradition of the Faroe Islands. Living roofs provide added thermal insulation and robust protection from the rain. The Faroe Islands have just 49,000 inhabitants; by way of comparrison, 70,000 sheep live on the islands. 

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