Photographer's Note

Today marks the 5th anniversary of my TE membership. It has been a pleasure to contribute to this site and I have chosen another typical view of Denmark. When you consider Denmark’s geography, it is not surprising that the Danes have always been a seafaring nation. Denmark is a small country surrounded by sea, but if you count in its 500 islands, the country actually has a longer coastline than India. To trade with each other and the world beyond, the Danes have had to sail out since the days of the Vikings. So throughout its history, Denmark has been a maritime nation.
Mommark is a Danish harbour that has seen better days. It is very nicely located on the island of Als that lies east of the Jutland peninsula and north of the German coast at the Little Belt. Like most other small harbors however Mommark harbor has changed its character in recent years. There is no more goods traffic and far less fishing. There is nothing in the village, but the area boasts a reasonable camping site, as well as the ubiquitous kiosk. The harbour has something of an air of decay though. A ferry line connecting Mommark with the island of Ærø has been abandoned and changing areas of responsibilities have caused serious problems concerning the maintenance of the harbor. Today, the life of the harbor is largely due to a small number of pleasure boat owners.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Harriet Kaehler (Kielia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-04-25
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-04-29 5:20
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Points: 60
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