Dragoer Church From The Churchyard
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Dragoer Church From The Churchyard

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A modest church from the late 18th century located on the small fishermans town of Dragoer (Dragør), some 15-16 km. south of Copenhagen, Denmark. Shot on a lazy autumn afternoon, with clouds all over.

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A: Shrovetide in Dragoer february 2010

by Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 130 meters away

The Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday are known as "Shrovetide," from an old English word "shri...

Shrovetide in Dragoer february 2010

B: Dragoer Library Garden in the summer

by Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 190 meters away

The garden of our local library, here in Dragør, Denmark. Just a nice and quiet place to reflect and ...

Dragoer Library Garden in the summer

C: Dragoer Stoebervaenget

by Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 280 meters away

An example of fine architecture located in the small town of Dragoer (Dragør), some 15-16 km. south o...

Dragoer Stoebervaenget

D: Dragoer Captains Alley With Birch Trees

by Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 340 meters away

One of the idyllic spots in the old town of Dragoer, a small fishermans village located some 15-16 km...

Dragoer Captains Alley With Birch Trees

E: Dragoer Strand Alley 2009 09 23 V2

by Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 420 meters away

Dragoer - or Dragør in danish - is a small fishermans town some 15-16 km. south of Copenhagen, Denmar...

Dragoer Strand Alley 2009 09 23 V2

F: Dragoer Strandlinien Flowershop Autumn

by Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 460 meters away

The beautiful flowe shop is located in Dragoer (Dragør), a small fishermans village located some 15-1...

Dragoer Strandlinien Flowershop Autumn

G: Dragoer Harbour November 14th

by Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 480 meters away

Still no clear skies in sight - rain since the start of october. But we are putting on the brave face...

Dragoer Harbour November 14th

H: Dragoer Harbour New Years Eve 2009

by Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 480 meters away

I'm cheating - fireworks aren't that easy to capture. The photograph was manipulated in Photoshop usi...

Dragoer Harbour New Years Eve 2009

I: Selling Fish at Dragør Harbour

by Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 510 meters away

Spring is almost here. The snow has disappeared, and the sunday stroll include a trip to the harbour ...

Selling Fish at Dragør Harbour

J: Dragoer Harbour Smokery December 20091220v1d

by Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 560 meters away

The smokehouse at Dragør harbour on a cold sunday morning following the COP15 summit in Copenhagen, D...

Dragoer Harbour Smokery December 20091220v1d

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