Photographer's Note

Brei­avÝk is on the Western edge of Europe. The photo was taken as the sun was setting just before midnight.(500 iso)
(Added edit: See WORKSHOP for original before PP)
Breidavik is situated in the rural part of Raudisandur in the county Vestur Bar­astrandarsřsla. It is in the close vicinity of one of the largest most magnificent bird cliffs in the world (Latrabjarg) and the westernmost point of Europe. In the late middle ages, there was only a chapel there until 1824, when it became the parish church. The present church was built in the 1960s.
Breidavik was an abandoned farm and a parsonage in the past .During the years 1950-1980, the farm was run by the government as a home for adolescents, mainly young boys. Originally the home was established for boys aged 14-18 years, but most were aged 10-14 years. Many former inmates told of poor conditions and mental and physical abuse at the facility; something that appears to be quite common for these types of establishments wherever they are in the world.

In 1999, the current owners took over the farm and have been running it as a working farm carrying sheep, along with a tourist hotel with cabin accommodation and camping grounds.

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