Visit 3 quarters in Copenhagen: Frederiksberg Garden, Nørrebro with neighbour lakes and Freetown Christiania on a sunny autumn sunday – experience peace, love, joy, freedom and fun

 

 

Besøg 3 kvarterer i København: Frederiksberg Have, Nørrebro som nabo til søerne og Fristaden Christiania i Christianshavn på en solrig efterårs søndag – oplev fred, kærlighed, glæde, frihed og leg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Text and photos Erik K Abrahamsen 22. september 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impressive relaxation in café on Sct. Hans Square in quarter Nørrebro, Copenhagen autumn 2019:

 

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Sct. Hans Square, Nørrebro, Copenhagen. View to Café and relaxed sentiments on a autumn sunday with 23 degrees. Photo at 12.30 pm 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

After a week with rain and temperature not higher than 13 degrees this weekend 21.-22. september 2019 is dominated with high pressure and warm air blown from south Europe to Scandinavia.

On this sunday day before autumnal equinox on 23.9 I decide to visit Copenhagen and at 10 am I drive 60 km from my permanent home in North Sealand at Kattegat Sea to the capital of Denmark.

 

All my life I loved Copenhagen since I first visit the city as a 5 years old boy in 1950.

I lived in Aarhus, the second largest town in Denmark from 1945-83 and with relatives living in Copenhagen I visited the city every year.

From 1983 until 2012 I lived and worked permanently in Copenhagen.

Since 2012 I live permanently in my vacancy house in Melby at the countryside close to Kattegat Sea, forest, lakes and fields in North Sealand. The last 7 years I have every monday from 10-12 am given health and body exercise lessons to a group of 9 persons, age 60-80 years in Copenhagen City. It gave me opportunity to visit and explore all quarters in Copenhagen once a week all year around.

 

I will take you on a sunday visit to 3 of my favorite quarters in Copenhagen: Frederiksberg Garden, Nørrebro with neighboring lakes and Freetown Christiania with bastions, moats and ramparts of ancient Copenhagen Fortress built 1620-90.

 

I arrive to Frederiksberg, Copenhagen at 11 am this sunday 22. september 2019.

 

Here is my experience the next 4 hours:

 

Frederiksberg Garden was built 1699-1703 by King Frederik 4 (King of Denmark and Norway 1699-1730) in style baroque with long geometric and wide symmetric lines of sight.

Frederiksberg Castle built 1699-1738

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Frederiksberg, Copenhagen. Frederiksberg Castle built 1699-1738. At right the tower of Copenhagen Zoo. Photo in direction south 22. september 11.30 am by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Frederiksberg Garden – perfect for excursion, picnic, play, run and romantic adventure:

 

Frederiksberg Garden was built 1699-1703 by King Frederik 4 (King of Denmark and Norway 1699-1730) in style baroque with long geometric and wide symmetric lines of sight.

In 1802-04 the baroque garden was re-laid to a romantic garden inspired by english garden style with canals, bridges, temples, grottos with springs and winding paths through lawns, groves and range of hills.

 

Main Entrance to Frederiksberg Garden at Frederiksberg Alle/Allegade:

Designed  and constructed 1755 by Lauritz de Thurah.

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Entrance to Frederiksberg Have at Frederiksberg Alle/Allegade. Photo in direction north/west 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Entrance to Frederiksberg Garden at Frederiksberg Alle/Allegade.

Inside the Frederiksberg Parc – view to statue of King Frederik 6 and diagonal line through the parc from east to west:

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Inside Frederiksberg Garden at main entrance at Frederiksberg Alle/ Allegade. Foto in direction west 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Main Entrance to Frederiksberg Garden at Frederiksberg Alle/Allegade.

Inside the Frederiksberg Parc – view to statue of King Frederik 6, king of Denmark 1808-39 and king of Norway 1808-14:

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Inside Frederiksberg Garden at main entrance Frederiksberg Alle/Allegade. At left statue of King Frederik 6. Foto 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Frederiksberg Garden.

View to romantic garden with canals:

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Frederiksberg Garden. View to romantic area with canal. Photo 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Frederiksberg Garden.

View to romantic garden with canals and Chinese House with bridge built by Andreas Kirkerup:

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Frederiksberg Garden. View to romantic area with Chinese House and bridge built by Andreas Kirkerup. At left north/south diagonal line from baroc period 1699-1802. Photo 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Frederiksberg Garden.

View to Island of Grottos and springs (Kildegrotten) built by Andreas Kirkerup 1802 and re-established 2004 from the original english style romantic garden established 1802:

 

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Frederiksberg Garden. View to romantic garden with canals and at left grottos with spring. Photo 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Frederiksberg Garden.

View from Frederiksberg Garden to neighbour Copenhagen Zoo:

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View from Frederiksberg Garden to neighboring Copenhegaen Zoo. Photo 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Frederiksberg Garden.

View from Frederiksberg Garden to neighbour Copenhagen Zoo:

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View from Frederiksberg Garden to neighbour Copenhagen Zoo. Photo 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Frederiksberg Garden.

Frederiksberg Garden was built 1699-1703 by King Frederik 4 (King of Denmark and Norway 1699-1730) in style baroque with long geometric and wide symmetric lines of sight.

Frederiksberg Castle built 1699-1738

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Frederiksberg Garden. View to Frederiksberg Castle built 1699-1738. Photo in direction south 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Frederiksberg Garden – view til Frederiksberg Castle through the straight symmetric line through the baron garden established 1699-1704:

 

Frederiksberg Garden – a romantic garden established 1802.

Frederiksberg Garden – view to bird island “Andebakkeøen” at right with regular rowing boat connections in summer season:

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Frederiksberg Garden. View to romantic lake wit ferry connecting to bird island “Andebakkeøen” at right. Photo 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Table “The Romantic Garden and lake” and ferry connection to island “Andebakkeøen” established 1802:

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Frederiksberg Garden. Table of romantic lake and at right island “Andebakkeøen” with ferry connection. Photo 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Frederiksberg Garden – view til Frederiksberg Castle through the straight symmetric line through the original baroc garden established 1699-1704 by King Frederik 4 ( King of Denmark and Norway 1699-1730.:

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View to Frederiks berg castle through straight line from original baron Frederiksberg Garden established 1699-1704 by King Frederik 4 (1699-1730. Photo in direction south 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Frederiksberg Garden – a romantic garden established 1802.

Young couples with their children promenade the garden this sunday with sun and 23 degrees:

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Frederiksberg garden. Photo 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Frederiksberg Garden – a romantic garden established 1802.

View to Main Entrance  through the baroc diagonal straight east/west line through the garden:

Young couples with their children promenade the garden this sunday with sun and 23 degrees.

 

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Frederiksberg Garden. View to Main Entrance  through the baroc diagonal straight east/west line through the garden. Photo 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

At midday I leave Frederiksberg Garden to drive to Sct. Hans Square in Nørrebro about 5 km east.

 

Map of Copenhagen:

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Map of greater Copenhagen. Photo 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

 

 

Impressive relaxation in café on Sct. Hans Square in quarter Nørrebro, Copenhagen autumn 2019:

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Sct. Hans Square, Nørrebro, Copenhagen. Photo 22. september 12.30 pm 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Sct. Hans Square in quarter Nørrebro, Copenhagen autumn 2019 in background – spire of Sct. Johannes Church and Maersk Tower, Health Faculty of Copenhagen University:

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Sct.Hans Square. View to spire of Johannes Church and Mærsk Tårnet, Der Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Blegdamsvej. Photo 22.september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Impressive relaxation in café on Sct. Hans Square in quarter Nørrebro, Copenhagen autumn 2019:

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Sct. Hans Square, Nørrebro, Copenhagen. Photo in direction east to Nørre Alle with Medicine Faculty, Copenhagen University 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Sct. Hans Square in quarter Nørrebro, Copenhagen autumn 2019:

 

 

100 m from the square in the streets Sct. Hans Gade/ Ravnsborggade and Ryesgade I meet a second hand sunday market in the middle of the street.

 

Sct. Hans Gade, Nørrebro.

View to second market in direction south with Copenhagen lake “Sortedam Sø” in distance:

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Sct. Hans Gade, Nørrebro. View to second market in direction south with Copenhagen lake “Sortedam Sø” in distance. Photo 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Second market on corner Sct. Hans gade/Ravnsborggade in quarter Nørrebro:

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Second market on corner Sct.Hans Gade/Ravnsborggade in Nørrebro. Photo 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Second market on corner Sct. Hans gade/Ravnsborggade in quarter Nørrebro:

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Second hand market on corner Sct.HansTorv/Ravnsborggade in Nørrebro. Photo 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Second market on corner Ravnsborggade/Ryesgade in quarter Nørrebro:

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Second hand market in Ravnsborgade/Ryesgade in Nørrebro. Photo in direction to Ryesgade 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Public playground for children between apartments buildings in Sct. Hans Gade, Nørrebro:

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Public playground for children in Sct Hans Gade. View in direction north to Sct. Hans Square in the distance. Photo 22.september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View from Sct. Hans Gade to lake Sortedamsøen:

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Nørrebro. View from Sct.Hans Gade to lake Sortedamsøen. Photo in direction south 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View to Café on corner Sct. Hans Gade and Sortedam Dorsering:

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View to café on corner Sct. Hans Gade and Sortedam Dossering. At left lake Sortedamssøen. Photo 22.september 2019 at 12.45 pm by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View to Café on corner Sct. Hans Gade and Sortedam Dorsering:

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View to Sortedam Dosering and corner to Sct. Hans Gade. At left lake Sortedamssøen. Photo 22- september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View from street Sortedams Dosseringen to lake Sortedamsøen:

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Quarter Nørrebro. View from street Sortedam Dosseringen to lake Sortedamsøen. Photo in direction south 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View to lake Sortedamsøen with bridge Dronning Louise bro:

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View in direction west to lake Sortedamsøen and bridge Dronning Louise broen. Photo 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View to lake Sortedamsøen in direction east – in distance quarter Østerbro:

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View in direction east to lake Sortedamsøen. Photo 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View to lake Sortedamsøen in direction east – in distance quarter Østerbro:

At left bicycle path connection Quarter Østebro and Quarter Vesterbro – 3 km excellent for walk, run and bike alongside 5 lakes.

 

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Quarter Nørrebro. View to lake Sortedamsøen. At left bicycle path connection 3 km distance between Quarter Østebro and Quarter Vesterbro. View in direction east 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Bicycle lane alongside lake Sortedamsøen on street Sortedam Dossering:

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View to bicycle lane alongside lake Sortedamsøen and street Sortedam Dossering. Photo in direction west 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Map of Copenhagen City and quarter island Christianshavn:

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Map of greater Copenhagen. Photo 12. october 2012

 

Freetown Christiania – founded 26. september 1971 in a former military basement and barracks in quarter Christianhavn.

 

From quarter Nørrebro I drive through Copenhagen City in direction south to Quarter Christianshavn with Freetown Christiania.

 

Freetown Christian view to street and shopping area:

Free sales of all kinds of goods close to main entrance of Freetown Christiania:

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Freetown Christiania, Quarter Christianshavn. View to sale area of all kinds of goods. Photo 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Restaurents and café in Christiania.

 

Grønsagen – a vegetarian restaurants:

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Vegetarian restaurant “Grønsagen” in Freetown Christiania. Photo 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Nemoland – a restaurant and café close to bastion, rampart and moat of former Copenhagen Fortress in Christianshavn built 1680-90:

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Restaurant Nemoland. Photo 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View from top of rampart of former Copenhagen fortress on Christianshavn built 1680-90:

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Restaurant Nemoland – view from top of rampart of Copenhagen Fortress in Christianshavn. Photo 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Painting on wall of bicycle shop “Christiania Cykler”:

Text on the wall:

“Rise from the ashes in a never ending cycle”.

 

Vægmaleri på cykelværksted “Christiania Cykler” i Christiania.

Vision for fremtiden globalt uden atomkraft og hensynløs forurening mod en bæredygtig udvikling med respekt for mennesker og naturen.

 

A vision for the future of an earth without atom energy and worldwide pollution toward a sustainable society with respect of nature and mankind.

 

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Painting on wall of shop “Christiania Bicycles”: “Rise from the ashes in a never ending cycle”. Photo 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Model of Copenhagen Inner Harbour, former Naval Base Holmen 1680-1989 today Marinestation Nyholm, Quarter Christianshavn with Freetown Christiania with bastions, ramparts and moats of former Copenhagen Fortress with 24 bastions built 1620-90:

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Model 4×6 meter of Copenhagen Inner Harbour, Holmen, Christianshavn and Freetown Christiania. Photo 2011 by Erik K Abrahamsen

Restaurant “Månefiskeren”:

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Restaurant “Månefiskeren”, Christiania. Photo 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View from top of ramparts to moats and bastions of former Fortress Copenhagen in Christianshavn built 1680-90:

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View from top of rampart to bastions and moats of Fortress Copenhagen on Christiania built 1680-90. Photo 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

A painter on his work in main street in Langgaden Syd:

At left on photo: Painting “You are now entering the EU”.

 

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A painter on his artistic work in Langgaden Syd. At left painting: “You are now entering EU”. Photo 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Main street i Christiania -Langgaden Syd with shop Indkøbscentralen:

Street music, joy, freedom and fun.

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Langgaden Syd – main street with shop Indkøbscebtralen at right. Photo 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

On my walk from main street Langgaden Syd to Christiania Green Area with bastions, ramparts and moats of former Fortress Copenhagen in Christianshavn built 1680-90 i pass this house:

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House behind and neighbor to Indkøbscentralen i Christiania. Photo 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Christiania Green Area – bastions, ramparts and moats of former Copenhagen Fortress with 12 bastions on Christianshavn and 12 bastions west and north of old Copenhagen:

Love, joy, freedom and play

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View from Children Area to ramparts, moats and bastions of former Copenhagen Fortress built 1680-90. Photo 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Christiania Green Area – bastions, ramparts and moats of former Copenhagen Fortress with 12 bastions on Christianshavn and 12 bastions west and north of old Copenhagen.

Love, joy, freedom and play at Sophie Hedevig Bastion and bridge Dyssebroen:

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Christianis Green Area. View to bridge Dyssebroen between Sophie Hedevig bastion and Enveloppen  of former Copenhagen Fortress. Photo 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Christiania Green Area – bastions, ramparts and moats of former Copenhagen Fortress with 12 bastions on Christianshavn and 12 bastions west and north of old Copenhagen.

Love, joy, freedom and play at Sophie Hedevig Bastion and bridge Dyssebroen:

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Christiania Green Area. View to bridge Dyssebroen connecting Sophie Hedevigs Bastion and Enveloppen at right on former Copenhagen Fortress built 1620-90. Photo 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Green Area – bastions, ramparts and moats of former Copenhagen Fortress with 12 bastions on Christianshavn and 12 bastions west and north of old Copenhagen:

View from bridge “Dyssebroen” connecting Sophie Hedevig bastion and Enveloppen at Dyssebroen to bastions, ramparts and moats and spire of Our Saviour Church built 1682-94:

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View from Dyssebroen bridge to Christianias Green Area and spire of Our Savior Church built 1682-94, spire from 1750. Photo in direction west 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Christiania Green Area – bastions, ramparts and moats of former Copenhagen Fortress with 12 bastions on Christianshavn and 12 bastions west and north of old Copenhagen.

Love, joy, freedom and play at Sophie Hedevig Bastion:

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Christania Green Area at Sophie Hedevig Bastion. Photo 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Houses in Christianis Green Area

– Inside Sophie Hedevig Bastion:

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Houses in Christiania Green Area – inside Sophie Hedevigs Bastion. Photo 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Houses in Christiania Green Area

– Inside Sophie Hedevig Bastion:

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House in Christiania Green Area – Sophie Hedevig Bastion. Photo 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

House in Christianis Green Area – Naverhuset

– Inside Sophie Hedevig Bastion:

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Naverhuset. Christiania Green Area – inside Sophie Hedevig Bastion. Photo 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

House in Christianis Green Area 

– neighbor to Sophie Hedevig Bastion and children area:

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House in Christiania Green Area as neighbor to Sophie Hedevigs Bastion and children area. Photo 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

I finish my article with a photo of GRÅ HAL  (Grey Hall) – a former riding hall built 1891 in former Bådsmandsgades Kaserne (Barack):

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Grå Hal, Christiania. Riding Hall built 1891. Photo 22. september 2019 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

I hope you have enjoyed my visit to 3 quarters in Copenhagen Frederiksberg Garden, Nørrebro and Freetown Christiania this beautiful autumn sunday in september 2019.

 

Remenber: Enjoy life – be happy!

 

Map of greater Copenhagen:

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Map of greater Copenhagen. Photo 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

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Text and photos Copyright Erik K Abrahamsen 2019

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Melby, North Sealand 24. september 2019

 

Best wishes

Erik

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