Lodsoldermandsgaarden in Rørvig – built 1681 as Denmark´s oldest custom house and from 1845 pilot station of chief pilot of Isefjord

 

Lodsoldermandsgaarden i Rørvig – bygget i 1681 som Danmarks ældste Toldkammerbygning og fra 1845 Lodsstation for lodsoldermanden i Isefjorden.

 

 

Text and photos Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

 

My friend Per Baagøe have invited me to a day´s journey to his childhood village Rørvig.

Per came by train from his home and atelier i Copenhagen and I arrived directly to Hundested Harbour –  by a 10 min.´s local train journey from my home i Melby only 10 km from Hundested.

We met at Hundested Harbour and went on board the ferry crossing  the 4-5 km wide sea entrance to Isefjord from Kattegat Sea.

The crossing time with car ferry “ISEFJORD” is 25 min.

 

 

 

“Lodsoldermandsgaarden” built 1681 as Custom House of all Isefjord area and from 1845 Pilot Station to Pil0t Chief.

 

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Lodsldermandsgaarden built 1681 at Custom House and from 1845 Pilaot Station to P

Lodsoldermandsgaarden built 1681 as Custom House of all Isefjord area and from 1845 Pilot Station to Pil0t Chief.  On outdoor café in front of main building: at left owner of Lodsoldermandsgaarden since 1994 Ekkehard Meister and at right painter Per Baagøe. Photo in direction north 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

Departure 11.25 with car ferry “ISEFJORD” from Hundested Harbour to Rørvig 17. august 2016:

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Depature with car freey "ISEFJORD" from Hundsted to Rørvig. Phoot 17. august 2016 by erik K Abrahamsen.

Depature with car ferry “ISEFJORD” from Hundsted to Rørvig. Photo 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View from car ferry “ISEFJORD” to strait from Kattegat to Isefjord in direction Rørvig:

 

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View from ferry "ISEFJORD" in direction Isefjord and Rørvig in horizon. Phoot in direction west 17. august 2016 by Erik

View from ferry “ISEFJORD” in direction Isefjord and Rørvig in horizon. Photo in direction west 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View from ferry “ISEFJORD” in direction east to Hundested and Halsnaes:

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View from ferry "ISEFJORD" in direction east to Hundested and Halsnaes. Photo

View from ferry “ISEFJORD” in direction east to Hundested and Halsnaes. Photo 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View from ferry in direction south to Isefjorden:

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View in direction south to Isefjorden. Pooto 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

View in direction south to Isefjorden. Photo 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View from ferry in direction west to Rørvig:

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View form ferry in direction west to Rørvig. Phoot 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

View from ferry in direction west to Rørvig. Photo 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View from ferry in direction north/west to Isefjord and Kattegat Sea between Rørvig/Skansehage and Hundested/Halsnæs:

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View in direction mort/west to Isefjord and kattgat between Rørvig at right and H

View in direction north/west to Isefjord and Kattegat between Rørvig/Skansehage at left and Hundested/Halsnaes. Photo 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Arrival to Rørvig Harbour with view to former Custom House and pilot building “Lodsoldermandsgaarden”  – the yellow building back on photo:

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Arrival to Rørvig with view to former pilot building (

Arrival to Rørvig with view to former Custom House and pilot building “Lodsoldermandsgaarden”: the long yellow building with 4 chimneys on the red roof. Phoo in direction west 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

When we arrived to Rørvig my friend Per Baagoe invited me to enjoy coffee and cake in café on  “Lodsoldermandsgaarden”:

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Oldermandsgaarden. View to the east main building built 1681. Phoot in directio

“Lodsoldermandsgaarden” in Rørvig. Former custom house built 1681 and from 1845 pilot station for pilot chief in Isefjord. View to the east main building built 1681. At left owner of Lodsoldermandsgaarden since 1994 Ekkehard Meister and at right painter Per Baagøe. Photo in direction north 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

We had a talk with the owner Ekkehard Meister of “Lodsoldermandsgaarden” since 1994.

He told us the history of “Lodsoldermandsgaarden” and all the visions for the future of the old buildings and the garden.

 

He invited us to look inside the buildings, visit the courtyard and the garden and gave me permission to photograph.

 – so here is my photo story of my visit to  the 3 – wings “Lodsoldermandsgaarden” built in 1681 on a 5500 m2 plot of land with garden and courtyard:

 

Lodsoldermandsgaarden, Rørvig:

The south wing at left.

 

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Lodsoldermandsgaarden built 1681 as Denmark oldest Custom

Lodsoldermandsgaarden built 1681 as Denmark oldest Custom House and later served as Pilot Station  to Chief Pilot of Isefjord. Photo in direction north 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Lodsoldermandsgaarden, Rørvig:

The south wing at right and the north wing at left.

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Lodsoldermandsgaarden. The south wing on right and the north wing at left. Photo 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Lodsoldermandsgaarden. The south wing on right and the north wing at left. Photo 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Lodsoldermandsgaarden, Rørvig:

View from garden to courtyard.

 

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Lodsoldermandsgaarden, View from the garden in direction south to courtyard. Photo 17. august 2016 by e

Lodsoldermandsgaarden. View from the garden in direction south to courtyard. The original east wing built 1681 at left, south wing in middle and north wing at right on photo. Photo 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Lodsoldermandsgaarden, Rørvig:

The courtyard and the original east wing built 1681.

 

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Lodsoldermandsgaarden. The original east wing built 1681Eastwing

Lodsoldermandsgaarden. The original east wing built 1681 seen from courtyard. At right south wing. Photo in direction south 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Lodsoldermandsgaarden, Rørvig:

The courtyard and the original east wing built 1681 at left and south wing at right.

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Lodsoldermandsgaarden seen from courtyard. At left east wing built 1681 and at right south wing. Phoot in direction south 17. august 2016 by erik K Abrahamsen.

Lodsoldermandsgaarden seen from courtyard. At left east wing built 1681 and at right south wing. Photo in direction south 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Lodsoldermandsgaarden, Rørvig:

The courtyard and the original east wing built 1681.

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Lodsoldermandsgaarden seen from courtyard. At right the original east wing built 1681

Lodsoldermandsgaarden seen from courtyard. At right the original east wing built 1681. Photo in direction north/east 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Lodsoldermandsgaarden, Rørvig:

View from courtyard to east wing at right.

 

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Lodsoldermandsgaarden. View in direction east to south wing at right on photo. Phoot 17. august 2016 by erik K Abrahamsen.

Lodsoldermandsgaarden. View in direction east to south wing at right and east wing on left on photo. Photo 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Lodsoldermandsgaarden, Rørvig:

View from courtyard to north wing at right and south wing at left.

 

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Lodsoldermandsgaarden. View from courtyard to north wing at right and south wing at left

Lodsoldermandsgaarden. View from courtyard to north wing at right and south wing at left. Photo in direction north 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Lodsoldermandsgaarden, Rørvig:

View from courtyard to north wing at right and south wing at left.

 

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Lodsoldermandsgaarden. View from courtyard to south wing at left and north wing at right. Photo 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Lodsoldermandsgaarden. View from courtyard to south wing at left and north wing at right. Photo 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Lodsoldermandsgaarden, Rørvig:

View from courtyard to north wing at right and south wing at left.

 

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Lodsoldermandsgaarden. View from courtyard in direction north to north wing. Photo 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Lodsoldermandsgaarden. View from courtyard in direction north to north wing and garden. Photo 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Lodsoldermandsgaarden, Rørvig:

Inside the original east wing built 1681 as Main Custom Building for all Isefjord Area.

The Reception of Hotel and Restaurant.

 

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Inside east wing of original Lodsoldermandsgaarden built 1681.

Inside east wing of original Lodsoldermandsgaarden built 1681.Reception of Hotel and Restaurant. Photo 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Lodsoldermandsgaarden, Rørvig:

Inside the original east wing built 1681 as Main Custom Building for all Isefjord Area.

The Reception of Hotel and Restaurant.

 

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East wing of original Lodsoldermandsbuilding built 1881 as Custom Bilding

Reception of Hotel and Restaurant. East wing of original Lodsoldermandsgaarden  built 1681 as Custom Building for Isefjord Area. Photo 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Lodsoldermandsgaarden, Rørvig:

Inside the original east wing built 1681 as Main Custom Building for all Isefjord Area.

Dining Room.

 

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Dining Room in east wing of original

Dining Room in east wing of original Custom Building built 1681. Photo 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Lodsoldermandsgaarden, Rørvig:

Inside the original east wing built 1681 as Main Custom Building for all Isefjord Area.

Living Rooms.

 

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Lodsoldermandsgaarden. Living room in original

Lodsoldermandsgaarden. Living room in original east wing of Custom Building built 1681. In background of photo an temporary art exhibition. Photo 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Lodsoldermandsgaarden, Rørvig:

The original east wing built 1681 as Main Custom Building for all Isefjord Area.

 

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Lodsoldermansgaarden. The original east suing built 1681 as main Custom Building for all Isefjord Area. Photo in direction s

Lodsoldermandsgaarden. The original east wing built 1681 as main Custom Building for all Isefjord Area. View to south part of the front building. Photo 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

The front of main building was built as half-timbered house with 14 “fag” in 1681. Later extended with 2 “fag” on north part and 3 “fag” on south part of the front building. Around 1840 the front of “Lodsoldermadsgaarden” had 19 “fag” and was as today around 28 meter long.

 

Lodsoldermandsgaarden, Rørvig:

The original east wing built 1681 as Main Custom Building for all Isefjord Area.

 

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Lodsoldermandsgaarden built 1681 as CDeb´nmark oldest Custum Building. Since 1845 Pilot and Custom building. Left Erik K Abrahamsen and at right Per Baagøe on outdoor Café.

Lodsoldermandsgaarden built 1681 as Denmark´s oldest Custum Building. 1728-1845 Chief Pilot and Custom building. 1845-1917 Chief Pilot Building. Left Erik K Abrahamsen born 1945 and at right Per Baagøe born 1946 on outdoor Café. View in direction north. Photo 17. august 2016 by Ekkehard Meister.

 

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Ownership of “Lodsoldemandsgaarden” 1681-1994:

Custom Building 1681 – 1845,

Custom- and Chief Pilot building 1728-1845,

Chief Pilot Building 1845-1917 – baught 1846 by Søetaten (Ministery of Navy) from Statens Told- og Konsumptionssted.

1917-42  owned by Søetaten and rent out for hire as a rentier home to Petrine Holst from 1917-39.

1942-62 Sold by Søetaten to painter Margrete Levy (1881-1962), widow after poet, writer and journalist Louis Levy (1875-40).

1962-70 Owned by 7 children of the marriage 1911-40 between Margrete and Louis Levy.

1970-84 Architect Svend Langhans.

1984-86 Ruth Ahlefeldt-Laurvig.

1986-94 Commercial leasing.

 

Today “Lodsoldermandsgaarden” is owned since 1994 by Ekkehard Meister.

 

 

Plan by “Arbejdsgruppe tilknyttet Rørvig By og Land, Maj 2016” for future vision to 

 – Establish a rallying ground and house of culture in Lodsoldermandsgaarden in Rørvig.lodsen.com

 

Plate at Lodsoldermandsgaarden i Rørvig:

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Plate at Lodsoldermandsgaarden in Rørvig. Vision for future

Plate at Lodsoldermandsgaarden in Rørvig. Vision for future vision for Lodsoldermandsgaarden in Rørvig. Photo 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Links:

Lodsoldermandsgaarden i Rørvig lodsen.com

Lodsoldermandsgaarden – Rørvig By og Land www.rvbl.dk

 

After visiting Lodsoldermandsgaarden in Rørvig my friend painter Per Baagøe and I walked 2-3 km north through Rørvig Plantation on “HØJSANDET” to Kattegat Sea to swim and relax. We passed Per Baagøe´s home from 1946-64 “Rørvig Bad” .

“Rørvig Bad” –  Hotel and Restaurant in Rørvig Plantation 500 meter from Kattegat Sea owned by his father Johannes Baagøe (1918-91) 1948-91 and his mother painter Gun Baagøe (1924-2007) lived on “Rørvig Bad” under the new owner until her death in 2007.

 

Rørvig Plantation.

 “Højsandet” – An inland sand dune, 8 meter high and 1,5-2 km long built by man to protect farmland against sand drift:

Sømærke – Seamark at south part of sand dune “Højsandet”:

 

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Sømærke on south part of sand dune "Høsandet" close to Rørvig. Photo 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Sømærke- Seamark (Navigation Mark) on south part of sand dune “Højsandet” close to Rørvig. Photo 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Plate of “Højsandet” – An inland sand dune, 8 meter high and 1,5-2 km long built by man to protect farmland against sand drift:

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Plate of Rørvig Plantation. Pgoto 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Plate of “Højsandet” in Rørvig Plantation – An inland sand dune built by man to protect farmland against sand drift. Photo 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

“Højsandet” – An inland sand dune built by man to protect farmland against sand drift:

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Højsandet - a 15 meter high and 1,5-2 km long hill in Rørvig Plantation. Phoot in direction south 17 august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Højsandet – a 8 meter high and 1,5-2 km long hill in Rørvig Plantation. Phot0 in direction south 17 august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Rørvig Plantation close to former Health Resort Mission Hotel “Rørvig Bad” at Dybesø – built 1907 as “Strandhotellet” and extended around 1930 as health resort Mission Hotel with direct view to Kattegat Sea:

 

Plate of Rørvig Sand Drift Plantation:

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Plate of Rørvig Plantation. Photo 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Plate of Rørvig Sand Drift Plantation. Photo 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Rørvig Sand Drift Plantation with its pine forest- view to Kattegat Sea:

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Rørvig Plantation with pine forest. View in direction north to Kattegat Sea. Photo 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Rørvig Sand Drift Plantation with pine forest. Forest floor of former dunes from sand drift since 1500 until Rørvig Plantation was established by law 1867.  View in direction north to Kattegat Sea. Photo 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

RØRVIG HALVØ:

Kattegat Sea 3 km north of Rørvig and 300 m from Dybesø in the plantation:

View to Korshage.

 

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Kattegat Sea 3 km north of of Rørvig. Phoot in direction east to Korshage

Kattegat Sea 3 km north of Rørvig and 300 m from Dybesø in the plantation. Photo in direction east to Korshage 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Kattegat Sea – view to Klint and Sjaelland´s Odde:

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Rørvig Halvø. View in direction west to Klint and Sjællands Odde. Phoot

Rørvig Halvø. View in direction west to Klint and Sjællands Odde. Photo 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Kattegat Sea – view in direction west late afternoon:

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Kattegat Sea. View in direction west late afternoon. Phoot 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Kattegat Sea. View in direction west late afternoon. Photo 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

From the coast of Kattegat we walked through Rørvig Plantation to Rørvig Church built around 1200 A.C, Rørvig Mill built 1842 and Rørvig Old Village and visited the old Rørvig School (Den gamle Skole), in function 1826-1955.

 

Map of Rørvig Sand Drift Plantation – Rørvig Sandflugtsplantage:

Folder published by Miljøministeriet, Naturstyrelsen naturstyrelsen.dk (Skriv i søgefelt: Rørvig Sandflugtsplantage)

 

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Rørvig Sand Drift Plantation. Map from folder "Rørvig Sandflugtsplantage" published by Ministery of Environment, Miljøministeriet, Naturstyrelsen.

Rørvig Sand Drift Plantation. Map from folder “Rørvig Sandflugtsplantage” published by Ministery of Environment- Miljøministeriet, Naturstyrelsen. Thanks to Miljøministeriet for using this map. Scanned by Erik K Abrahamsen august 2016.

 

Rørvig Church built around 1200 A.C.:

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Rørvig

Rørvig Church built around 1200 A.C. Photo in direction west 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

The old village of Rørvig:

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Old farms in The old area of Rørvig. Photo 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Old farms in The old area of Rørvig. Photo 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

The Mill in Rørvig:

View to Isefjord.

Rørvig Mill is built 1842 by millwright Peder Kjeldsen in Nederland Style to owner Niels Pedersen.

The mill´s fundament is 8 meter in diameter based directly on the round on big granite stones. The wings are 18,5 meter long.

 

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The Mill in Rørvig built 1846. ViePhoto 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen

The Mill in Rørvig built 1842. View in direction east to Isefjord. Photo 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

At 8 PM we sailed back from Rørvig Harbour with ferry “ISEFJORD” to Hundested Harbour:

 

Rørvig Harbour 7.45 PM:

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Rørvig Harbour. iew in direction east toIsefjord at 7.45 PM 17. a

Rørvig Harbour. View in direction east to Isefjord at 7.45 PM 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamse

 

Rørvig Harbour 7.45 PM:

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" fisching boats in Rørvig Harbour. Phoot in direction south/west 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abeaha

2 fishing boats in Rørvig Harbour. Photo in direction south/west 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Isefjord – view to Skansehage with “Skansegaarden, Isefjord, Kattegat Sea and Hundested/Halsnaes:

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View from ferry to Skansegaarden, Isefjord and Kattegat Sea. Photo in direction mort/west 17 august 2016 by Erik K AbRahamsen.

View from ferry to Skansehage with Skansegaarden (long white building at left), Isefjord, Kattegat Sea and Hundested at right on photo. Photo in direction north 17 august 2016 by Erik K AbRahamsen.

 

View to Hundested/Halsnaes:

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View from ferry "ISEFJORD" in direction east to Hundested. Photo 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen

View from ferry “ISEFJORD” in direction east to Hundested/Halsnaes. Photo 8.15 PM 17. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

How to get from Copenhagen to Rørvig Halvø?

A suggestion:

Take the S-train from Nørrreport Station 9.36 to Hillerød Station. Shift to local train to Hundsted Harbour departure 10.30 (also saturday/sunday) arriving Hundsted Harbour 11.20.

Shift to ferry Hundsted-Rørvig departure 11.25 and arriving Rørvig Harbour 11.55. hundested-roervig.dk

 

Litterature:

Mellem Kattegat og Isefjord, Rørvig natur og kulturhistorie, Redaktion: Bo Bræstrup og Kurt Sørensen, Rørvig Naturfredningsforening 1926-2001

Lodsoldermandsgaarden i Rørvig lodsen.com

Lodsoldermandsgaarden – Rørvig By og Land www.rvbl.dk

Miljøministeriet, Naturstyrelsen naturstyrelsen.dk (Skriv i søgefelt: Rørvig Sandflugtsplantage)

 

Painting “Rørvig Færgen”, 34 x 38 cm, 2012 by Per Baagøe:

 

"Rørvig Færgen", 34 x 38 cm, 2012 by Per Baagøe. Offentliggjort med tlalladese fra ejeren af maleriet Claus

“Rørvig Færgen, Oil on canvas, 34 x 38 cm, 2012 by Per Baagøe. Maleri af Rørvig- Hundestedfærgen “Nakkehage”. Offentliggjort med tilladelse fra ejeren af maleriet Claus Levy. Foto 25. august 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen. Copyright Erik K Abrahamsen 2016.

 

 

Text and photos Copyright 2016 Erik K Abrahamsen

All rights reserved

 

 

 

Melby, North Sealand 18. august 2016

 

Best wishes

Erik

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