Thursday, 13 September 2012

Windsurfers practising for championships

These two seasoned windsurfers - father and son - were tonight practising in Hittarp ahead of the Swedish championships due to take place in Motala, this weekend. I wish them luck!

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Two old maps of Øresund

"A most detailed depiction of the Danish arm of the sea Øresund" 
Etching from the 1580s, included in G. Braun´s and F. Högenberg´s 
"Liber quartus urbium præcipuarum totius mundi", published in 1594.

"Die Berühmte Meer-Enge zwischen der Nord und Ost See - der Sund"
Etching by imperial geographer Johann Baptista Homann (Nürnberg, beginning of 16th century)

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Dreaming on a rainy and grey day

On this rainy and grey early autumn day here in the Øresund region, I found myself dreaming about a more enjoyable environment, somewhere on the Côte d'Azur...

Monday, 10 September 2012

A mellow September evening in Øresund

For many reasons I have always enjoyed the sea. There is never a dull day on the sea. Each day has its own different charm. 

This September evening in Øresund was mellow and calm - nice e.g. for a meditative moment on the boat ,a nice outing with the rowing boat, or a relaxing evening swim ....

The Leaning Tower of Pisa - Now and a hundred years ago

This is a photo of the Leaning Tower of Pisa taken in the 1890s. 

(image by wikipedia)
This photo was taken in 2004, more than a hundred years later. As you can see, the tower is leaning less as a result of the "correction" and stabilization work done between 1990 and 2001. Right now the tower leans about 3,99 degrees. Prior to the restoration work the leaning was 5,5 degrees. 

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Pearl Scandinavia and Kronborg castle

This is the cruise ferry Pearl Scandinavia passing Kronborg castle in Helsingør at about ten past six tonight. Early tomorrow morning it will arrive in its destination, Oslo.


I could not resist adding a photo of the MSC Poesia passing by on its way from Copenhagen to Le Havre about one hour and a half later: