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is it usually that sunny? looking forward to the next round.
It's spring here so yes it's the most sunny time of the year - but it's not Dubai or anything - we do have our cloudy days too
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Liseleje

Moving north of Frederiksværk we hit the coast again in the cozy coastal town of Liseleje - like most up here it's mainly summer homes


Here too you will find a nice beach






And you'll find houses scattered along the coast - usually tucked away in the dunes


Beach erosion is a problem along all Danish coasts, but can be stopped quite easily


Oh man I so wanted to get in...


Wave breakers works well too..


Going a bit inland we see the typical sandy dunes that's present almost everywhere along the coasts here


Old 'smoke house' where the fishermen would 'smoke' their catch so it lasted longer in the old days


Bring a towel and a book and you're good to go


More scattered houses - I will recommend people to look at the area with Google Earth to get the idea of how the area is


And finally another empty parking lot a bit inland..


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Hundested

We now come to the final spot on my little trip - litterily the end of the road - Hundested, a nice city most known for it's ferry connections


Uhhhhh... pretty...


Typcal old Danish farm..












The Issefjord straight cutting into Zealand - the Ferry to/from Rørvig on the other side on it's way


Old defenses from the war with England


Lots of new sprawl there






"Downtown"






Provincial Denmark in a nut shell..


The local train line


Gettng out to the coast again..


And finishing the trip at the nice city beach


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To add to that. I don't really know the reason why I think I could live there, it's just that every time I look at these threads I get a warm, cozy feeling about the region.
The Nordic countreis are Europe's Canada
While I am loving the summer feel of the pics (the days are almost warm up here too) and it's nice to visit, I'm like Freki - gotta live in a city.

Awesome pics, great work Freki. See ya in a few months
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Those towns look sweet! I'm going to Copenhagen in August for a couple of days. I might have to take a small road trip!
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Yea a road trip seems worthwhile after looking at this.
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Don't go anywhere near Denmark/south Sweden in the winter though - they are officially the most depressing places on earth by then.
Well I spent this winter in Northern Alberta and then Eastern Saskatchewan, that wasn't exactly stunning.
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i can definitely live in a place like that. kinda reminds me of the new england coast.
WOW do I second this opinion! If these pics had been shown to me and I was asked to guess their locations (except for the ones with Danish signs, of course), I'd have without hesitation said "Cape Cod or some other New England coastal area". I feel like I've been to these places many times in my life.
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Well I spent this winter in Northern Alberta and then Eastern Saskatchewan, that wasn't exactly stunning.
I prefer the freezing cold climate and snow of Canada to the rainy, windy and grey shit we have going on here during the winter months.
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Dronningmølle

The weather turned out better than expected today, so I desided to finish my coverage of the northern shore, starting with Dronningmølle


Mmmmm nature....


The city is pretty small and doesn't offer much - but some of the old buildings are pretty nice








Another city another beach


What the heck was people thinking in the 80s?




The local grocery store...








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Hornbæk

Moving on east we get to the old habour city Hornbæk and it's more recent vacation home district


We start out by the habour - that failed to impress.. pretty much only small fishing vessels


The old town..


The typical Danish habour buildings


Hornbæk Hospital specializing in spine injuries..




The old town


Traditional house


Calm and cozy..














The main street








Moving out west to the more typical part of town












In the outskirts you start get to where the rich people live - sadly they usually hide behind walls or hedges


So instead we move trough a forrest filled with traditional 'summer homes'


The building style dates back to the Vikings who used tared wood and 'living roofs'


There is of course always some who has to over do it


The modern version for the Viking on the go


Hitting the coast again..


And finishing off at the beach ( Sweden in the horizon )



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Elsinore

Going further east we end up in the old strategic port of Elsinore - home of the Elsinore castle and a very well kept medival old town


We start by visiting the 'Kronborg Slot' castle made famous by the fictive Hamlet written by Shakespear


In the old days both sides of the strait used to be Danish and we taxed all ships passing - now the opposit side is Sweden


So this is no toy castle, it had a very important role and was contrary to most other Danish castles further defended after the age of cannons

To enter it you need to go trough a series of ports, moats and gates


Castle moat with Elsinore old town in the background


On the land between the moats barracks were constructed to house the soldiers manning the guns


Good luck getting in there under fire ( halfway trough the defenses )


There we go, only a stone trow away - and the closest I will get today


Off to the old town we go..


The exit is more inviting than the entry I must say


The rapid ferries between Denmark and Sweden, departs from each side every 10min


Getting closer


And we're there..


Another castle? Nope - it's the train station..


Flower market.


In typical Scandinavian fashion most of the old town have been made into a pedestrian shopping zone




Ehmm.. yeah...










The side streets are unchanged for the last 400 years






All private homes here was tudor 400-500 years ago






People back then had no respect for fires - some learned it the hard way..


Scandinavia representing!




And that's it.. the end of the northern cost - I hope the pics gave you an idea about how it is like up there.. maybe even made you want to visit some day

As a bonus here's a few pictures from the outskirts of Elsinore along the Strandvej ( "beach road" ) hugging the eastern coast between Elsinore and Copenhagen ( the most exclusive road in the Kingdom )

A beach hotel..


Old houses




And the Strandvej itself ( expect a lot of coverage from the road and it's cities in the following months )



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Now Elsinore is definitely a nice place. Albeit a little "too" crowded with drunk Swedes on day-trips.
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Albeit a little "too" crowded with drunk Swedes on day-trips.
That's nothing now compared to the old days before the Øresunds bridge and EU import tax rules..

Back in the day it would be like the 3rd day on a music festival - people lying in their own womit semi unconcius producing wierd Swedish sounding growls and huge groups of zombie like people waiting to sober up enough to be accepted on the ferry home - those were the days
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Vallø

South of Copenhagen you will find the small village of Vallø mostly known for it's castle


The area down there is very rural with a very typical Danish landscape


Baahhhh..


Pruuuhhh..


Yawn..


Getting closer - the castle moat


Restaurant..


Moat again


Whoop there it is..


The oldest parts are from 1256 - the main part from 1580


Much of the interior was sadly destroyed in a large fire in 1893


Another part of Vallø is it's forest "Vallø Storskov"


In typical Danish fashion this is more like a tree plantation than an actual forest..


But a nice place for a relaxing walk never the less


And we're out again...


That's it for this time.. new pics comming soon
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Didn't think I'd see so much of Denmark before.
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^Much more to come mate - the summer haven't even started yet
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