National Geographic : 1930 Nov
THORSHAVN, CAPITAL AND CHIEF PORT OF THE FAEROES, VIEWED FROM THEFORT (SEE PAGE 606) The old part of Thorshavn is picturesque, crowded, cluttered, and slightly dirty; the new part hygienic, modern, and less picturesque. Corrugated iron roofs of the new buildings may be better to live under, but they cannot please the eye like an old sodroof colorful with green grass and flowers. Although all wood must be imported, the islanders follow in the footsteps of their Viking ancestors, building homes oftimber instead ofnative rock. Even the chimneys are of wood.