Since I was a child, I’ve had small plastic animals, from the German brand Schleich. After seeing pictures from a guy shooting his plastic dinosaurs in nice sceneries, I asked my parents to bring my two white tigers to Denmark. I traveled to Skagen, at the top of Denmark, with them, and had great fun. I plan to take them on more adventures, it gives me a different perspective on photography, and the results are really funny.
So please, let me introduce you Iso and Lyhyt (big and short, in Finnish).
“House of Music” is a concert venue in Aalborg, home of the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra and the Aalbord branch of the Royal Academy of Music. The building is brand-new, it was completed in 2014, and it’s quite good looking. Well I guess it depends on your personal tastes, but as we were walking along the Limfjord in Aalborg, it caught our attention. I guess that’s what they call Nordic design 😉
Råbjerg Mile is a moving dune located around 15 km south of Skagen. What an odd sight to see this heap of sand emerge from the pine forest. 40 meters high and covering an area of 1 square kilometer, the dune moves 15-20 meters to the East every year, leaving behind it a barren land occupied by small lakes.
Finally, we arrived to the top of Denmark. After a rainy day and a couple of windy days, we saw Skagen under the sun. That doesn’t mean that the wind stopped; rather, it blew stronger, and gave us no respite. Still, I understand why the area inspired so many artists in the 19th century: it’s spellbinding.
We arrived in the evening, and immediatly visited Højen. The Old Skagen (Gammel Skagen) is THE hotspot for sunset viewing in the area. A cute village with colorful houses, a rock beach, benches and a kiosk conveniently called Solnedgangkiosken, or The sunset kiosk.
Before showing you Skagen, I wanted to take you to Grønjordssøen. What hides behind this barbaric name is a small lake notorious for its Black-necked grebes (Podiceps nigricollis). I went there in quest for pictures of this beautiful animal, but the pair I spotted stayed way too far. I still saw some interesting birds.