Dragoer Library Garden in the summer
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Dragoer Library Garden in the summer

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The garden of our local library, here in Dragør, Denmark. Just a nice and quiet place to reflect and read, when the noise from the street is muffled by the surrounding houses in the old town. After resting, take a walk through the old town down to the harbour.

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