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A: The Amusement Park "Bakken"

od Flemming V. Larsen, 1.1 km daleko

"Bakken" or "Dyrehavsbakken" (The Deer Park Hill) north of Copenhagen is one of the oldest amusement ...

The Amusement Park "Bakken"

B: Dyrehaven in early winter

od Bjarke Andersen, 1.6 km daleko

View showing Hjorteengen ("Deer meadow" directly translated).

Dyrehaven in early winter

C: DR excavating at Taarbæk Fort

od Christian Obel, 1.6 km daleko

DR excavating at Taarbæk Fort

D: DR excavating at Taarbæk Fort

od Christian Obel, 1.6 km daleko

DR excavating at Taarbæk Fort

E: Skovshoved Havn

od Klaus Storch, 1.8 km daleko

Skovshoved Havn

F: Dead Trunk With Tinder Fungus

od Flemming V. Larsen, 1.8 km daleko

The Tinder fungus, Fomes fomentarius, you can find on almost any dead trunks or fallen branches of a ...

Dead Trunk With Tinder Fungus

G: Østre Ordrup Krat Batteri

od Christian Obel, 1.9 km daleko

Østre Ordrup Krat Batteri

H: Tiny chicken of the wood

od Flemming V. Larsen, 1.9 km daleko

Fallen trunk with a tiny Laetiporus sulphureus fungus - also known as "Chicken of the Wood" due to th...

Tiny chicken of the wood

I: Skovshoved Havn

od Christian Obel, 1.9 km daleko

Skovshoved Havn

J: Ordrup Mitrailleuse Batteri

od Christian Obel, 2.0 km daleko

Ordrup Mitrailleuse Batteri

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