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The Witch Rock at Bartalstrøð | by djwtwo
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The Witch Rock at Bartalstrøð

This rock is the confluence of two local traditions on the island of Sandoy. The first is that every Faroese student is taught how to knit in school. The second is a local legend about a witch, and a daring theft of the witch's gold by a man who escaped her pursuit by reaching hallowed ground. The rock is decorated with a knitted covering that is taken in during the winter and repaired and expanded by local knitters.


The island of Skúvoy is visible in the background.


Nikon D750 w/Tokina 17-35 @ 17mm, 1/200s @ ƒ/16, ISO100. Color finishing in Adobe Lightroom Classic.

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Taken on August 18, 2019