Europe - Views of the old world

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

  • 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

  • Ice ice baby

    Opera House in Oslo, Norway

  • Unyielding

    This bridge crosses the Rhine river. It is the most heavily used railway bridge in Germany, since it connects Hauptbahnhof and 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, Cologne

  • 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.

    Kölner Dom

  • 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

  • Across the Rhine

    Mittlere Brücke from 1226 is one of the oldest Rhine crossings.

    Basel

  • 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

  • Solitude

    Lonely ski lift in Hemsedal, Norway

  • Above the senate

    The cathedral at Senate square in Helsinki, Finland

  • 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

  • Man with a hat

    One of many statues in Helsinki.

    Helsinki

  • 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, supposedly brought from Milan by the Roman Emperor Barbarossa in 1164.

    Kölner Dom

  • My kingdom for a cake

    When Alexander II became tzar in Russia, he probably didn't expect to have his future statue turned into a giant cake.

    Senate square, Helsinki

  • 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

  • Wish you were here

    A beautiful spring day along the water.

    Overgaden Neden Vandet, Copenhagen

  • Keeping an eye out

    Randers, Denmark

  • Cozy living

    Hemsedal, Norway

  • By the waterfront

    Aker Brygge in Oslo, Norway

  • Heaven is a place on earth

    Probably the strangest 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 was the model for Elsinore in Hamlet, and according to legend it is the final resting place of Danish king Holger Danske, who fought side by side with Charlemagne against the Saracens.

    Helsingör, Denmark

  • City on the edge of forever

    The most remote birthday celebration I've ever attended.

    The village of Svolvaer in Lofoten, Norway

  • The two towers

    Christiansborg 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