Dragoer Amagermuseum Courtyard Autumn
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Dragoer Amagermuseum Courtyard Autumn

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Amager Museum exhibits a very extensive collection on the history of the town Store Magleby, located some 15 km. south of Copenhagen, Denmark, in the county Dragoer (Dragør). During the school autumn holiday the museum is very active, allowing children to experience how an old farm was run.

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A: Dragoer Amagermuseum Salon Interior

av Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 10 meter bort

The salon interior is photographed in Amager Museum (Amagermuseet), located in the small town Store M...

Dragoer Amagermuseum Salon Interior

B: Dragoer Amager Museum Autumn Vegetables

av Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 90 meter bort

The Amager Museum is a working museum, showing life in an old farm community before the last century....

Dragoer Amager Museum Autumn Vegetables

C: Amager Museum Country Garden In Autumn

av Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 120 meter bort

Photo of the country garden belonging to one of the museum farms in Store Magleby, a small town locat...

Amager Museum Country Garden In Autumn

D: Store Magleby Village Pond Autumn Afternoon V2

av Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 150 meter bort

The village pond photographed on a lazy autumn afternoon, with very few people around in the small to...

Store Magleby Village Pond Autumn Afternoon V2

E: Store Magleby Village Pond Autumn Afternoon

av Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 160 meter bort

The village pond photographed on a lazy autumn afternoon, with very few people around in the small to...

Store Magleby Village Pond Autumn Afternoon

F: Store Magleby Town Hall

av Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 430 meter bort

The town hall of Store Magleby is another example of fine architecture in the small county of Dragoer...

Store Magleby Town Hall

G: Store Magleby Church From Entrance

av Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 460 meter bort

The church is part of an old village, Store Magleby, distinguished by it's farmers brought to Denmark...

Store Magleby Church From Entrance

H: Store Magleby Church And Churchyard

av Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 500 meter bort

The church shows the connection to the early settlers of Store Magleby, brought to the country by the...

Store Magleby Church And Churchyard

I: The Quarter Cake Forest

av Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 1.7 km bort

The nick name Quarter Cake cames from the shape of this small forest, or horse path, located in Dragø...

The Quarter Cake Forest

J: Dragoer Redthorns Housing Autumn

av Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 1.9 km bort

The red brick atrium houses of Rødtjørnen (red thorns) in Dragoer (Dragør) is an example of well inte...

Dragoer Redthorns Housing Autumn

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