With the winter weather now settling well within Canada and now I hear also across most of Europe with a blanket of white, I thought I would post a few sunnier and warmer images from a day excursion to Dragør. An Old sea-side district of Copenhagen.
For many centuries Dragør was a small fishing village dating back to the 12th century about 15km from centre of Copenhagen. But over time Copenhagen has grown to include this area. The fishing port is still active today, but from the boats in the harbour most I would guess are not for commercial fishing.
The first part of the name, Drag-, refers to drawing (dragging) boats ashore. The ending -ør is common in Scandinavian place names and means a beach covered in sand or gravel.
As we leave the main route and venture down the side streets, the roads are all cobblestone and narrow. Never designed for cars and only locals are allowed to drive here, if you can call it that. As far as I could tell there were no parked cars in these areas or even garages for cars. So the residents must park elsewhere.
Immediately you have a feeling of slowing down to a more leisurely pace. Maybe not as slow as the gentleman in this image but slower. With street photography, you take what you get. I wished he had been a little more to the left by a few feet.
You can see how the building has had additions added and I guess at that time not many building codes in effect.
To all a very Merry Christmas and the best seasons greetings to those of other faiths and a great New Year filled with exciting photography opportunities.