The Orkneys between Light and Darkness.

Thank you for reminding us that beauty is not only in the obvious. The stark and severe has an allure all of its own. Nordic noir?

The World according to Dina

It was raining and breezy. Excited we embarked the wavering ferry to the Orkneys. We knew that these islands are situated that far north as South Greenland. And then this Norse sounds of place names like Scapa Flow and Skara Brae. The sea was grey only occasionally lit-up by a beam of light that made the water shimmering. 

Aufgeregt bestiegen wir bei Nieselregen und einer steifen Brise die schwankende Fähre zu den Orkneys. Wir wussten, dass diese Inseln auf der gleichen geographischen Breite wie Südgrönland liegen und dazu kam noch der Klang der Ortsnamen dort wie Scapa Flow und Skara Brae. Alles mutet nordisch an. Grau war die bewegte See, bisweilen nur von einem Lichtstrahl beleuchtet, der sie silbern erglänzen ließ.

Orkneys’ colour is grey, the middle between light and darkness. As a colour of the achromatic centre it’s soothing. Here you find peace as Amy Sackville describes…

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