Sarah’s sweaters lure tourists
Up in the Faroe Islands, those icy-fingered knitters can barely keep up with the demand
websites where you can buy (frankly unattractive, but no doubt cosy) garments just like hers. Up in the Faroe Islands, those icy-fingered knitters can barely keep up with the demand.
Such is the power of screens small and large. We want a piece of the action, as it were — to visit that town where, say, Ballykissangel or Murder, She Wrote was filmed. Take us, please, to the real Downton Abbey or the vast plains and colonial clubs of Out of Africa.
Austrian tourism authorities are promoting the Viennese connections of the Anthony Hopkins and Jude Law hit 360, while we can expect spruiking of wedding packages at the former St Patrick’s seminary at Sydney’s Manly when it features as Jay’s Long Island mansion in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming The Great Gatsby. In Scotland in late 2011, I visited Plockton on the northwest coast, where my 1990s telly favourite Hamish Macbeth was filmed, starring Robert Carlyle as the village copper at the fictional Lochdubh.
I strolled about Plockton in a rosy haze, identifying the pub, the police station and other landmark buildings from the show.
His gorgeous white dog Wee Jock has been responsible for my enduring love affair with west highland terriers. It was just so lovely and familiar.