The white mountains of Denmark

Møns Klint is an outstanding place.
It’s beautiful, dramatic and not without danger.
Weather changes are guilty of many landslides over the years.

Some of the latest landslides:

Sommerspiret, disappeared in 1988.

In 1994, a part of Dronningestolen slipped down to the sea. A French tourist was killed.

A huge landslide happened in 2007, when up to 500,000 cubic meters of chalk, clay and soil together with approx. 100 beech trees slipped 300 meters into the Baltic Sea.

Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg: View of Møns Klint and the Sommerspiret.
Danish: Udsigt af Møns Klint og Sommerspiret.
Danish painter, university teacher and visual artist.
Date of birth/death: 2 January 1783 – 22 July 1853.

Carsten Henrichsen: Summer’s Day at Møn’s Cliff
Danish painter.
Date of birth/death: 23 September 1824 – 30 April 1897.

P. C. Skovgaard: View of the sea from Møens Klint.
Danish: Udsigt over havet fra Møens Klint.
Date: 1850.
Danish painter.
Date of birth/death: 4 April 1817 – 13 April 1875.

12 thoughts on “The white mountains of Denmark

    • Thanks Tanja. Your comment raised some question! I think it’s the drowning accidents that occur most frequent in Denmark. I normally don’t revel in accidents, but the death of the French woman has gone into history. People were genuinely despairing about the incident.
      The cliff is regularly hit by landslides without injuring anyone. But that day was different. The woman was walking on the beach when 3,000 cubic meters of clay and chalk buried her. People tried in vain to dig her free with their bare hands. It took rescuers three days to find the woman in the landslide. The unusual thing was that the big landslide came in the summertime.

  1. Hey Hanna! So wonderfully beautiful artwork. The artists have really captured the landscape. My father was an artist and spent a lot of time in Denmark where he obtained many beautiful motifs from beautiful villages and landscapes. Thank you for the beautiful works of art!

    • Thanks a lot, Håkan!! I really love that kind of art. Furthermore, it is interesting to see how nature changes over time. Møns Klint is always in a dynamic process.
      It is nice that your father found motifs in Denmark. Fortunately, Denmark still retains the fine old environments. It is worth cherishing !!

    • Thanks for that, Parker McCoy!! Coastal motifs are popular in Denmark. Our coastlines vary greatly over a long distance: 8,754 km. Not because of our huge country, but because the small islands also have a coastline 🙂
      Skagen is Denmark’s northernmost town. That was a very popular place for the old painters. P.S Krøyer was one of them and still famous: Midsummer Eve bonfire on Skagen’s beach

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