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Esbjerg

December 10, 2011

First of all I use this opportunity to thank all the many of you who have commented and given advice and suggestions to my last post “Gingko” – and thus got me started making two new versions of the third photo.
I am curious to hear what you think about the latest version!

It’s so nice to be so inspired by you!

Earlier this year I visited Esbjerg in Southwest Jutland. Esbjerg is the fifth-largest city in Denmark – with 82.000 inhabitants. Esbjerg is also one of our newest cities, it was founded in 1868. It is the central city of West Jutland, and  is situated in a very flat area of the already flat Denmark (See my link about our highest “mountains”!). And the Wadden Sea is also one of  National Parks.

The great port of Esbjerg was for many years used by a large fishing fleet – and as a port for passenger and cargo ships, as it is the only major port on the Danish west coast. Today the port of Esbjerg is also an important port for Danish North Sea oil offshore activity.

This is the view towards west from the dike between the harbor and Hjerting. The island that is seen not far from the coast is one of Denmark’s three Wadden Sea islands, Fanø.

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  1. December 11, 2011 12:16 am

    What a lovely location !

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  2. December 11, 2011 10:32 pm

    Awesome pictures!
    I like this town, – it is so special (a big fishing port?) and once upon a time there was a toyshop who sold Fleischmann in N-scale….I loved that place…

    Jeg har også ofte vært i Ribe et steinkast unna….

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    • December 13, 2011 10:38 pm

      Thank you for all your comments, Hans! It’s still a fishing port, but fishing is not the main thing any more….
      Did you like my hometown for my first 20 years, Ribe?!

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  3. December 12, 2011 3:06 pm

    Nice photos. It was interesting to become acquainted with a new town in Denmark. The upper photo is giving more wide view of it.

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    • December 13, 2011 10:39 pm

      Thanks for your comment, I’m posting more from Esbjerg the following days!

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  4. December 12, 2011 4:21 pm

    This “Esbjerg is also one of our newest cities, it was founded in 1868.” Had me laughing. We call that an old city in the US. ;) Love the images, especially the dog on the beach. :Wonderful.

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    • December 13, 2011 10:41 pm

      Old and nwe are relative sizes! I’m glad you like the pictures, there will be more soon…..

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  5. December 13, 2011 9:20 am

    Two beautiful views – love the layers of colours and textures.

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    • December 13, 2011 10:42 pm

      Thank you, Frances. I hope you will like the sculptures here too?!

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  6. December 18, 2011 7:47 am

    Truly spectacular landscape ! So wide and flat, just the contrary as you would see here in Suisse. I love it and imagine the great work it is to construct and maintain dikes, whereas we have to be careful protecting mountain villages against avalanches. I really like your pictures Truels for all the diversity they represent on our continent. Thanks.

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    • December 19, 2011 12:00 am

      Isa, I love and appreciate your nice comments! I was born here a few kilometers from the dikes against the North Sea, and I have experienced both the beauty and magnificence of this flat landscape – and threatening and dangerous – when high tides, storms and storm surges were threatening to wipe out nearly everything!

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