Timeless sea breezes, sea-wind of the night: you come for no one; if someone should wake, he must be prepared how to survive you… ~ Rainer Maria Rilke
A Danish painter Laurits Tuxen (1853–1927) The North Sea in stormy weather. After sunset. Højen.
The picture below text conjured up lovely days by the sea in the month of May years ago. We went on excursions in the forest and on the beach. We only used the rented house to sleep in. The fresh sea air, the smell of sand and the spicy sweetness of resin from the pine trees. The scents are missing from the picture, but when I close my eyes, the scents meet me as if I were walking through the forest on my way to the sea.
I’ve had the profound joy to visit my family in Jyllinge for many years. I thought I recognised the landscape in the painting of H.A. Brendekilde and today I found the evidence on a culture site in the neighbouring municipality, Frederikssund. Brendekilde lived in Jyllinge for several years until his death in March 1942. The painting shows the lovely view over the fjord to Lilleø and Hornsherred.
By the Danish painter, H. A. Brendekilde, 1857–1942.
Dragør is a great place for a stroll. The environment is unique with the old and extraordinary well-preserved town.
Furthermore the harbour is very Hyggelig with a great view to the Øresund Bridge.
Lots of things to explore!!
Dragør was founded in the 12th century, and grew quickly as a fishing port. In 1370, the Hanseatic League was granted some trade privileges in the town. Dragør continued to grow – as the home of one of the largest fishing fleets in the country and as a base for salting and processing fish. ¹
Dragør pilotage and towage services was founded in 1684, when six men received royal funding to pilot ships and especially warships through the Sound.
By the middle of the 1700s there were 24 pilots and in the 1870s there were more than 50.
In 1906 only seven pilots were left.²
Today Dragør is on UNESCO’s Tentative List!