Visit Aarhus – Denmark´s second largest city with Cathedral, Botanical Garden and The Old Town among the happiest people in the world

 

 

Besøg Aarhus – Danmarks næststørste by med Domkirken, Botanisk Have, Latinerkvarteret, Vadestedet, Multihuset DOKK1 og Den Gamle By blandt verdens lykkeligste folk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Text and photos Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aarhus has been a principal harbour since Viking Age about 5-700 A. C. and today Denmark´s main harbour to handle the worlds biggest container ships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entrance to Aarhus harbour seen from Aarhus Bay:

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Aarhus seen from Aarhus Bay. Photo 6. may 2

Aarhus seen from Aarhus Bay.  At right view to 93 meter high Tower of Aarhus Cathedral (Domkirhen) built 1200 A.C., in middle 60 meter high Tower of Aarhus Town Hall and left The Container Terminal. Photo in direction west 6. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

In march 2016 Denmark won the title of Worlds happiest country according to the World Happiness Report Update 2016, worldhappiness.report.

The report is released by Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) for the United Nations, unsdsn.org.

Its Denmarks third title within the last five year.  Denmark won the title in 2012 and 2013 – in 2015 Switzerland won the title.

 

Aarhus River flow through the old and new city – here at “Vadestedet” – the passing of the river south of the old Viking City builded 5-700 A.C.:

 

"Vadestedet" - the ols passing of Aarhus River

“Vadestedet” – the old passing of Aarhus River. At left Aarhus River on its way to Aarhus Bay. View in direction south/east 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

The Aarhus Town Hall builded 1938-41 of iron concrete and covered with  norwegian marble – architects Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller:

In front the fountain with bronze sculptor of “Agnete og Havmanden” by sculptor Johannes C. Bjerg.

 

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Aarhus Town Hall builder 1938-41 by architects Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller. Twower is 60 meter high. Photo in direction south

Aarhus Town Hall builded 1938-41 by architects Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller. Tower is 60 meter high. In front the fountain with bronze sculptor of “Agnete og Havmanden”. Photo in direction north 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Fountain in front of Aarhus Town Hall with sculptor “Agnete og Havmanden” by sculptor Johannes C. Bjerg:

 

Fountain in front of Aarhus Town Hall with Scupltor "Agneter go Havmanden" by Sculptor Johannes C. Bjerg. Php

Fountain in front of Aarhus Town Hall with Scupltor “Agnete og Havmanden” by Sculptor Johannes C. Bjerg. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Artmuseum ARoS, 20.000 m2 in 10 stories builded 2000-04 by  architect Schmidt, Hammer & Lassen – on top the glass circle promenade in rainbow colour by Olafur Eliasson under inspiration of Dante “Den guddommelige komedie”:

 

ARoS Artmuseum. View in direction north . At left old barrack and at ri

ARoS Artmuseum with glass circle promenade in rainbow colors iceland sculptor Olafur Eliasson. At left old barrack and at right Aarhus Justice Building. Photo in direction north 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Aarhus River – view in direction east to Aarhus Cathedral  builded 1200 A.C. with its 93 m high tower:

 

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Aarhus River. View in direction to Arhus Cathedral builder 1200 A.C.. View in direction east

Aarhus River. View in direction to Aarhus Cathedral builded 1200 A.C. At left former Aarhus Library Park. View in direction east 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Former Aarhus public Library  and Park: 

 

Aarhus Public Library and Park. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen

Former Aarhus Public Library and Park. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Aarhus Old Town – “Den Gamle By” founded 1914 as a museum of old buildings from all Denmark:

 

Wind Mill constructed of Wood. Old City Museum - Den Gamle By

Wind Mill constructed of wood. Aarhus Old Town Museum – Den Gamle By as neighbor to Botanical Garden. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

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Aarhus Old Town – Den Gamle By i Aarhus:

 

Aarhus Old City Museum - Den Gamle By. Photo from Botanical G

Aarhus Old Town Museum – Den Gamle By i Aarhus. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Old Town Museum – Den Gamle By i Aarhus:

 

Old Citu Museum - Den Gamle By. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen

Aarhus Old Town Museum – Den Gamle By. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Botanical Garden as neighbor to Aarhus Old Town Museum:

 

Aarhus Botanical Garden - Botanisk have. At right "The Chinese Bridge". Photo 7. may 2016 by erik K Abrah

Aarhus Botanical Garden – Botanisk Have. At right “The Chinese Bridge”. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Aarhus Botanical Garden – Sculptor in Bronze:

 

Aarhus Botanical Garden. Culptor in bronze. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Aarhus Botanical Garden. Scluptor in bronze. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Aarhus Botanical Garden – Botanisk Have – view in direction south to Aarhus Old Town Museum and skyscraper:

 

Aarhus Botanical Garden. Photo in direction south to Museum Old City and a scyescraber at left

Aarhus Botanical Garden. Photo in direction south to Museum Aarhus Old Town and a skypescraber at left. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Stone Hill in Botanical Garden:

 

Stone Hill in Botanical Garden. Photo 7. may 2016 by e Erik K Abrahamsen.

Stone Hill in Botanical Garden. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Århus City, Midtbyen – Vestergade 58:

MIDTOWN.

West Street – Vestergade  was since 900 A.C. the main road between AROS (Aarhus) and Viborg in central Jutland.

Vestergade began at western rampart (Wall) of The Viking Age military and port settlement AROS since 750 A.C.

In Vestergade there are today many 18th century merchant estates.

 

Vestergade 58 –  a 4-winged merchant estate builded 1761:

 

Århus City - Vesterdade 58. View in direction set. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K

Midtbyen  – Vestergade 58. View in direction south. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Vestergade 58 – courtyard:

 

Courtyard to Vestergade 58 - open to public. Phot 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Courtyard to Vestergade 58 – open to public. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Vestergade 58 – courtyard:

 

Vestergade 58 courtyard. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen

Vestergade 58 courtyard. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Vestergade in old city of Aarhus – Midtbyen  with a 18 th. century merchant estate – today restaurant in courtyard:

 

Vestergade. 18 th. century merchant estate. Todau restaurant with outdoor caé in courtyard. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Vestergade. 18 th. century merchant estate. Today restaurant with outdoor café in courtyard. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Our Church of our Lady with Monastery- Vor Frue Klosterkirke builded about 1000-1200 A.C. – the oldest church in Aarhus:

 

Our Lady Church and Monastery - Vor Frue Kirke go Kloset bygget 1000

 

Vestergade – view to Lille Torv and Store Torv:

ATOMKRAFT?    NEJ TAK

 

Vestergade, view to Lille Torv and Store T

Vestergade, view to Lille Torv and Store Torv. ATOMKRAFT?   NEJ TAK. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Aarhus River – view in direction east to “Vadestedet” and 93 m high Tower of Aarhus Cathedral – Domkirken:

MIDTBYEN – MIDTOWN.

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Aarhus River. View in direction east to "Vadestedet" and 93 m high tower of Aarhus Cath

Aarhus River. View in direction east to “Vadestedet” and 93 m high Tower of Aarhus Cathedral – Domkirken. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

“Vadestedet” – passing of Aarhus River since Viking Age 5-700 A.C.

Today a popular relaxing area with restaurants, cafe´s and music stages for all ages:

 

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"Vadestedt"- at Aahus River, Aarhus City. photo in direction eas

“Vadestedet”- at Aarhus River, Aarhus City. Photo 7. may 2016 in direction east to bridge of main shopping street. Phoot by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

“Vadestedet” – passing of Aarhus River since Viking Age 5-700 A.C.

Today a popular relaxing area with restaurants, cafe´s and music stages for all ages:

 

"Vadested" at Aarhus River.

“Vadestedet” at Aarhus River. View in direction east. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

“Vadestedet” – good food and an atmosphere of love, joy and freedom – thats why we are the happiest people in the World!

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"Vadeswtet" at Aarhus River in center of

“Vadestedet” at Aarhus River in center of of Aarhus City. Photo in direction east 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

“Vadestedet” at Aarhus River – view in direction west:

 

View in direction "Vadestet" i at Aarhus River in århus City. Photo in direction e

View in direction “Vadestedet” at Aarhus River in Aarhus City. Photo in direction west 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Midtbyen.

Aarhus Cathedral, Domkirken builded 1200 A.C. – 93 m long and the biggest church in Scandinavia:

 

Aarhus Cathedral, Domkirken - the biggest church in Scandinavia. Photo 7. may 2016 by e

Aarhus Cathedral, Domkirken – the biggest church in Scandinavia. Sct. Clemens Torv. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Aarhus Theater builded 1900 by architect Hack Kampmann in style Jugend:

Bispetorvet.

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Aahus Theater as neighbor to Aarhus Cathedral. Phoot 7.

Aarhus Theater as neighbor to Aarhus Cathedral.Bispe Torv.  Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Aarhus Theater builded 1900 by architect Hack Kampmann in style Jugend:

Love, romance and beauty.

 

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Aarhus Theatyer, Bispe Torv. Phoot 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Aarhus Theater, Bispe Torv. Phot o7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Statue of King Christian 10 – king of Denmark 1912-47:

Sct. Clemens Square.

 

Statue of Christian 10. Photo 7

Statue of Christian 10 on Sct. Clemens Torv. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

North of outflow of 35 km long Aarhus River the city was founded in Viking Age around 700-750 A.C. and was named AROS:

 

“From trading place to city – Fra handelsplads til storby”

The Viking Museum is situated in basement underneath Nordea Bank in Sct. Clemens Torv 6, Aarhus C (See click: moesgaardmuseum.dk)

 

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Plate

Plate From trading place to city. Photo 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Plate of Viking Village AROS – a military and port at AROS River settlement from early Viking Age around 750 A.C.:

Defense rampart of old Viking Age military and port settlement.

 

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Vikin

Viking Village AROS. Defense rampart of old Viking military and port settlement AROS: At left Wester Port. Bottom: South Port and Aros River. At right outflow of Aros River into Bay of Aros. Photo 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

EUROPE i VIKING AGE:

 

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Europe i Viking Age. Photo 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Store Torv with “Borgporten” – the old entrance at south wall of ancient Viking Fortress builded around 900 A.C.:

Midtbyen.

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Store Torv with Borgporteb at left - the entrance to old city of Aarhus. Photo in direction to Aahus Cathedral "Domkirken". Photo 7. may 2016 by

Store Torv with “Borgporten” at left – the entrance to old city of Aarhus. Photo in direction to Aarhus Cathedral “Domkirken”. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Latin Quarter – Latiner kvarteret.

Graven – Aarhus Old City – In Viking Age the northern rampart of the city:

 

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View in direction east to street "Graven". Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

View in direction east to street “Graven”. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Café´s and restaurants in street Graven in old Aarhus City:

 

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Street Graven in old Aarhus City. View in direction east to Mejlgade in background. Photo 7. may 2016

Street Graven in old Aarhus City. View in direction east to Mejlgade in background. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Graven – Aarhus Old City – In Viking Age the northern rampart of the city:

 

Graven - Northern rampart of Old Viking

Graven – Northern rampart of Old Viking Village. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Mejlgade with shop JASTERS:

 

Mejlgade with shop JASTERS. Photo 7. may 2016 by

Mejlgade with shop JASTERS. Photo in direction north 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Skolegade – 2 half-timbered houses as neighbor to Aarhus Theater.

A postman deliver the daily post.

 

Skolegade as neighbour to

Skolegade as neighbour to Aarhus Theater. View in direction north to 2 half-timbered houses. In background Aarhus Cathedral, Domkirken. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Inside the courtyard of the 2 above half-timbered houses:

 

Skolegade in Aarhus City. Insid

Skolegade in Aarhus City. Inside courtyard of 2 half-timbered houses. View in direction north. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Aarhus River – view in direction west:

 

Aarhus River. View in direction west. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Aarhus River. View in direction west. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

The mounth (outflow) of Aarhus River at Aarhus Harbour:

 

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The outflow of Aarhus River

The outflow of Aarhus River at Aarhus Harbour. In background of photo the new multi house DOKK1. Photo in direction east 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

The new Multi House DOKK1 at Aarhus Harbour:

 

DOOK1 house:

 

Ground Floor:  Entrance to automatic subterranian (underground)  car parking,

1 and 2 floor:    Indoor: Citizen Service, Public Library, Science exhibitions, IT-education classrooms, public study areas and Café,

Outdoor: promenade area with playground for children of all ages and viewpoints all over Aarhus Harbour,

3 floor:                Private and commercial activities, canteen for personal of DOKK1.

 

Text on front:

Aarhus 2017  EUROPÆISK KULTURHOVEDSTAD

EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE AARHUS 2017

 

The new multi house DOKK

The new multi house DOKK1 in Aarhus Harbour as neighbor to outflow of Aarhus River. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Main entrance to DOKK1 – DOK ONE – DOKKEN:

 

Main Entrance to DOKK1. Photo 7. may 2016 by er

Main Entrance to DOKK1. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

First and second floor in DOKK1:

Foyer -Info, citizen service and Tourist Information at first floor:

 

Dokk1. Indoor at first floor. Info and tourist information. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Dokk1. Indoor at first floor: Info, citizen service and tourist information. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

 

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Library at first and second floor:

 

Library on first and second floor. View from

Library on first and second floor. View from second floor to places with study tables. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Study areas with a view of Aarhus Harbour:

2. floor and part of public library.

 

Second floor wit

Second floor with study area as part of public library with a view of Aarhus Harbour. Photo 7.may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Public children library on 2. floor:

 

Children public library.on 2. fl

Children public library on 2. floor. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Public children library on 2. floor:

 

Public Children Library of

Public Children Library. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Public children Library on 2. floor:

Digital Football Play on floor:

 

Digital football Play on floor.

Digital football Play on floor. Children public Library. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Outdoor:

Promenade area with playground for children of all ages and viewpoints all over Aarhus Harbour:

 

Outdoor promenade on first floor. Children p

Outdoor promenade on first floor. Small children playground. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Outdoor promenade on first floor:

Small children playground.

 

Dokk1, Aarhus Harbour. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abra

Small children playground.Outdoor promenade on first floor of DOKK1, Aarhus Harbour. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Outdoor: 

Promenade area with playground for children of all ages and viewpoints all over Aarhus Harbour:

 

Outdoor promenade on 1. floor. View

Outdoor promenade on 1. floor. View in direction north to Aarhus Harbour. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

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Outdoor: 

Promenade area with playground for children of all ages and viewpoints all over Aarhus Harbour:

 

 

Older children playground on 1. floor.

Older children playground on 1. floor of DOKK1. A view to Aarhus Harbour. Photo  in direction north 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

DOKK1 – a view from 1. outdoor floor to Aarhus Harbour and Memorial bronze Sculptor in honour of  2400 drowned danish seaman in allied english and american duty 

2. World War 1940-45:

 

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View fro outdood 1. floor of DOKK1 to Memari

View from outdood 1. floor of DOKK1 to Memorial bronze sculptor in honour of 2400 danish seaman drowned in english and US duty under 2. World War 1940-45. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

DOKK1 – a view from ground floor to Aarhus Harbour and Memorial bronze Sculptor in honour of  2400 drowned danish seaman in allied english-, canadian-, australien- and United States duty under

2. World War 1940-45:

 

The sculptor is 2,35 m high and set up by Aarhus Harbour and “Marineforeningen for Aarhus og omegn”  the 4. may 1952.

6000 danish seaman joined the allied english-, canadien-, australien- and United States forces mostly on cargo ships on navigation convoys in North Atlantic Sea between United States, Greenland, Iceland and England.

The poetry on front of granite plinth by writer Hans Hartvig Seedorff:

Text:

1940 -1945

Da Danmark faldt for fjendemagt

blev du vor friheds første vagt.

 

Og evigt synger blæst og sø

uselvisk dåd skal aldrig dø.

 

View from qoai

View from quay at DOKK1 to bronze sculptor in honour of 2400 danish seamen drowned in allied english-, canadien-, australien- and US duty under 2. World War 1940-45. Wreath-laying ceremony on 5. may 2016 – 71 years Liberation Day of Germain Occupation of Denmark 9. april 1940 – 5. may 1945. Photo in direction south/west 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View from quay in front of DOKK1:

 

Dokk1. View from quay. P

Dokk1. View from quay in front of DOKK1. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

DOKK1 Ground Floor – entrance to automatic subterranean car parking.

“Upside down city” constructed on loft:

 

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DOOK1 groundfloor. Parking area with "Upsite down city"

DOKK1 groundfloor. Parking area with “Upsite down city” on loft. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

DOKK1 Ground Floor – entrance to automatic subterranean car parking.

“Upside down city” constructed on loft:

 

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Ground floor of DOKK1

Ground floor of DOKK1. “The Upside down city” on loft. Photo 7. may 2016 by erik K Abrahamsen.

 

DOKK1 at outflow of Aarhus River into Aarhus Harbour:

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DOKK1 at outflow of Aaarhus River in

DOKK1 at outflow of Aarhus River into Aarhus Harbour. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

DOKK1 – At outflow of Aarhus River into Aarhus Harbour::

 

DOKK1 inAarhus Harbour. Photo 7. may 2016 by erik K Abrahamsen.

DOKK1 inAarhus Harbour. Photo 7. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Main shopping street – Ryesgade.

View in direction to Århus Principal Railway Station:

 

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Main shopping strew Rysegade in Aarhus City.

Main shopping street Ryesgade in Aarhus City. Photo in direction south to Aarhus Principal Railway Station. Photo 7 . may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

I hope you have enjoyed this visit to Aarhus, Denmark among all this happy danes and visitors.

Its an honour for us in Denmark to win this United Nations awards: “Happiest people in the world” 2013, 2014 and 2016. Click: worldhappiness.report.

 

 

From Copenhagen you can reach Aarhus within 3 hours by car, train and busses.

On friday 6. may 2016 I arrived by speed ferry “Mols-Linien” from Sjællands Odde to Aarhus – only 75 min. on ferry.

 

View from speed ferry “Mols-Linien” to Samsø Island:

 

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View from ferry Mols-Linien

View in direction west from ferry Mols-Linien to Samsø Island. Photo 6. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Aarhus Bay – view from ferry Mols-Linien to seashore south of Aarhus:

Varne, Marselis Hotel, Marselisborg Castle and Strandvejen.

 

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Saeshore south of Aarhus. View in direction west to

Seashore south of Aarhus to Marselisborg forest. View in direction west to Varna at left, then Hotel Marselis and in middle Marselisborg Castle. Et right Strandvejen. Photo 6. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View from speed ferry “Mols-Linien” to Aarhus:

 

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View to Aarhus and its harbour from ferre "Molenilien

View to Aarhus and its harbour from ferry “Mols-Linien”. Photo 6. may 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

Come and visit us in Denmark – you are warmly welcome!

 

Enjoy life – be happy!

 

 

Text and photos Copyright Erik K Abrahamsen 2016

All rights reserved

 

 

Melby, North Sealand, Denmark  – the 10. may 2016.

Love

Erik

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