Friday, May 21, 2010

In the middle of nowhere

Where is nowhere? Well, it's nowhere.

Where is the middle of nowhere? It's as far as you can be from anywhere.

One place in the the middle of nowhere is the Saint Kilda Islands off the north west coast of Scotland.

Gaelic speaking people lived there surviving by climbing down the cliffs to get seagull eggs. Eventually, the community nearly starved and could no longer support itself. The island was evacuated in the the 1930's.

Here's a look at the beautiful but tragic island accompanied by a rather psychaedelic song from Blur.