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Europe - Views of the old world

Assorted images from Spain, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Denmark, Norway, Finland and other weird places.

  • Where ocean pulls me close

    The northernmost part of Denmark is named Grenen, a small slice of mud where two oceans meet: Skagerrak and Kattegatt.

    [Skagen, Denmark]

  • Row your boat

    The river La Riera divides the city into Upper town and Lower town.

    [Palma, Spain]

  • Against the wind

    [Hirtshals, Denmark]

  • Top of the world

    A beautiful early morning in the snowy mountains.

    [Snowboarding in Hemsedal, Norway]

  • Unyielding

    This bridge crosses the Rhine river. It is the most heavily used railway bridge in Germany, since it connects Köln Hauptbahnhof and Köln Messe/Deutz stations. It was also one of the most inportant bridges during World War II, until destroyed by German engineers during the Allied assault in 1945. The southern sidewalk is crammed with love padlocks.

    [Hohenzollern Bridge, Köln]

  • Tidal homes

    Since estate is very expensive, many chose the houseboat alternative for a life in the canals.

    [Amsterdam]

  • Reach for the sky

    This is the largest church in Germany. Construction began in 1248 to store the remains of the three wise men (Melchior, Balthazar and Gaspar), brought from Milan by the Roman Emperor Barbarossa in 1164. According to legend they had previously been stored in Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, brought from Palestine by Saint Helena.

    [Kölner Dom]

  • Urban cartoon

    [A colorful house in southern Leipzig, Germany]

  • Old and new

    Bellver Castle is visible from many parts of the city, towering above the waterfront promenade Passeig Maritim.

    [The port of Palma, Spain]

  • Bricks

    The cathedral took 300 years of construction, with a decade of exterior finish by none other than Antoni Gaudi.

    [La Seu in Palma, Spain]

  • Take a chill pill

    -20 degrees Celcius and a strong wind really wakes you up in the morning.

    [Reine in Hemsedal, Norway]

  • Palm avenue

    [Avenue de Gabriel Roca in Palma, Spain]

  • Devotion

    At their master's feet for eternity.

    [Kölner Dom]

  • White gold

    [Karin having Helles in München]

  • Solitude

    [Lonely ski lift in Hemsedal, Norway]

  • Above the senate

    [The cathedral at Senate square in Helsinki, Finland]

  • Silent protest

    [Fredrik having coffee at Copenhagen Airport]

  • Dazzling

    [Cajsa on the roof of the Opera House in Oslo, Norway]

  • Stoned

    What was the sculptor smoking anyway?

    [Vigeland installation within Frogner Park in Oslo, Norway]

  • Bay of prey

    The harbor of Narvik is free of ice all year due to the Gulf Stream. Also being an export harbor for Swedish iron, it became a target of strategic importance during World War II. Many German destroyers were sunk into these cold waters in April 1940.

    [Narvik, Norway]

  • One more for the road

    Omnipollo, one of my favorite breweries, pours me a perfect Nebolution ale.

    [Copenhagen Beer Celebration]

  • Man with a hat

    One of many statues in Helsinki.

    [Helsinki]

  • Ice

    [Opera House in Oslo, Norway]

  • Snowroller

    [Reine in Hemsedal, Norway]

  • Reach for the sky

    This is the largest church in Germany. Construction began in 1248 to store the remains of the three wise men (Melchior, Balthazar and Gaspar), brought from Milan by the Roman Emperor Barbarossa in 1164. According to legend they had previously been stored in Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, brought from Palestine by Saint Helena.

    [Kölner Dom]

  • Inferno

    The Monolith is perhaps the weirdest piece of them all. It took 14 years to accomplish and was unveiled in 1944, featuring 121 human figures.

    [Vigeland installation within Frogner Park in Oslo, Norway]

  • My kingdom for a cake

    When Alexander II became tzar in Russia, he probably didnt expect to have his future statue turned into a giant cake.

    [Preparations for a concert with Leningrad Cowboys at the Senate square, Helsinki]

  • World of pebbles

    [Skagen, northern tip of Denmark]

  • The white tower

    [Kastrup airport]

  • Tossed

    The Monolith Plateau features 36 figure groups, surrounding The Monolith itself which took 14 years to accomplish and was unveiled in 1944, featuring 121 human figures.

    [Vigeland installation within Frogner Park in Oslo, Norway]

  • Not Carlsberg

    St Bernardus number 12. One of the best beers in the world.

    [Reine at De Beiaard, Amsterdam]

  • Wish you were here

    A beautiful spring day along the water.

    [Overgaden Neden Vandet, Copenhagen]

  • Keeping an eye out

    [Randers, Denmark]

  • Gold in the darkness

    [Schouskjelleren micro brewery in Oslo, Norway]

  • Royal bricks

    The royal castle. What a cheesy tourist shot.

    [Oslo, Norway]

  • Reach for the sky

    This is the largest church in Germany. Construction began in 1248 to store the remains of the three wise men (Melchior, Balthazar and Gaspar), brought from Milan by the Roman Emperor Barbarossa in 1164. According to legend they had previously been stored in Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, brought from Palestine by Saint Helena.

    [Kölner Dom]

  • Cozy living

    [Hemsedal, Norway]

  • By the waterfront

    [Aker Brygge in Oslo, Norway]

  • Breaking the waves

    At least you have something to look at while waiting for the slow service.

    [Barajas airport, Madrid]

  • Heaven is a place on earth

    Probably the best pancakes in the world?

    [The Pancake Bakery at Prinsengracht, Amsterdam]

  • Dinner with a view

    Narvik is located below the mountain Rombakkstötta (1300 meters high) and this restaurant is located at 653 meters.

    [Fjällheisrestaurangen in Narvik, Norway]

  • Ship Ohoy

    This place is always crammed with vessels.

    [Nyhavn, Copenhagen]

  • Rising above the mud

    Kronborg is a castle situated on a small island just off the coast of Denmark. It started as a toll station in 1420, where 'legalized piracy' filled the treasure chests of the Danish crown. It was considered to be one of the strongest fortresses in Europe after being reinforced in 1690. The town of Helsingör is built around the castle. According to legend, it is the final resting place of Danish king Holger Danske, who fought side by side with Charlemagne against the saracens.

    [Kronborg, Denmark]

  • City on the edge of forever

    The most distant birthday celebration I've ever attended.

    [The village of Svolvaer in Lofoten, Norway]

  • The two towers

    Christiansborg slot to the right might be impressive, but the Dragon Spire on the left completely steals the show. It consists of the tails of four dragons twined together, reaching a height of 56 meter.

    [Copenhagen]

  • Gently down the slope

    [Snowboarding in Hemsedal, Norway]

  • Reach for the sky

    This is the largest church in Germany. Construction began in 1248 to store the remains of the three wise men (Melchior, Balthazar and Gaspar), brought from Milan by the Roman Emperor Barbarossa in 1164. According to legend they had previously been stored in Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, brought from Palestine by Saint Helena.

    [Kölner Dom]

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