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A Danish island

June 21, 2012

(Please click on the photos for better view!)

In this post – and in the following posts – I will show some glimpses from a lovely summer evening, when I visited the island, Alrø, in company with a good friend.

All photos are captured form the area around the jetty on the island’s southwestern tip.

On a map of the island you can see, that you can sail from the jetty towards the south to the harbor Snaptun on the other side of Horsens Fjord. And you can also see, that to the north-east of Alrø there is a causeway, which is the common gateway to enter the island.

On a list of the largest islands of Denmark Alrø is number 30.

There are “about 406 islands in Denmark”….:

“Different lists of Danish islands vary, depending on how the word “island” is defined. According to the official Danish Government definition, an “island” needs to be surrounded by water at least one-half metre deep and also have land vegetation growing on it to be recorded as such.”…..”The number of islands in Denmark changes from time to time. New islands are occasionally formed by sedimentation.”…….”Islands may also disappear.” (Wikipedia – read more here).

The water in Horsens Fjord is pretty deep in the fairway into the harbor of Horsens, which is one of the larger cities in Denmark: Horsens was already in the Middle Ages a major city, and is today Denmark’s eighth largest city with approx. 55,000 inhabitants.

Watch for the following entries here on my blog – and see more photos from Alrø this evening 🙂

20 Comments leave one →
  1. June 22, 2012 5:48 am

    Flotte bilder, – venter på mere!
    Fotojobbing denne helga, starter i 15.00 tida!
    Ønsker deg ei fin helg. I dag har vi godt vær og deilig varme. Akkurat nå er det 19 grader her, blå himmel og sol!


    • June 24, 2012 6:25 pm

      Ja, som du serhar vi også haft dejlige sommer dage og aftener her. Men ikke idag: Regn, regn – og atter regn!


  2. June 22, 2012 2:32 pm

    Lovely place….actually reminds me of where I live.


  3. June 22, 2012 5:51 pm

    I like these seascapes


  4. June 22, 2012 10:04 pm

    I didn’t know about islands in your country .. nice . I always love islands specially when they are small . The second image is my favorite.


    • June 24, 2012 6:29 pm

      Thank you, my friend. I hope you’ll like all the next photos too 😉


  5. June 23, 2012 5:23 pm

    Seems like a lovely place, nice shots!


    • June 24, 2012 6:29 pm

      Thank you, Mats! Hope you’ll have some nice summer weather around you soon too!


  6. June 25, 2012 10:02 am

    So interesting that Denmark also has so many islands. You have taken some wonderful views of this area. I like the shot of the people wading in the water, which is similar to my shot today.


    • June 26, 2012 5:39 pm

      I saw your post just now – before posting my next post from Alrø. Is your photo also from the evening?


      • June 29, 2012 7:59 am

        Hi Truels,, my photo was taken in the late afternoon in winter, when the sun sets too early:)


  7. June 26, 2012 6:32 am

    That’s so wonderful place! Your photos praise its beauty.


    • June 26, 2012 5:40 pm

      I’m glad I succeeded in showing the beauty of this magic evening – and nice island 🙂



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