Saturday, July 5, 2008

Evening drive - without my camera

Went for a drive, and ended up in the old part of a town a bit out of Copenhagen; Dragør. From Medieval times up to the 19th century, it was a fisher- and seafare town, thanks to its great location for trading in this area of Scandinavia (being right on the edge of Øresund - the belt between Denmark and Sweden), and to its rich heering fishing. From around 1520 to 1811, Dutchmen inhabited the town, having been invited to live and work here by the danish king.
This old town has a sweet museum-y feel to it; cars aren't allowed in the area, flowers grow more or less wildly everywhere, and there are little marks of old times here and there. It's pretty cool to think that people actually just live here. (I apologize for the scruffy quality - my mobile isn't the best for picture-taking)
Today's links: Emmas small town and "I am" (such interesting pictures)



4 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the photos!!!
    That town looks so pretty and magical!

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  2. Now I know a little more... Thanks for sharing :)

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