Nyord – the Danish “good old days” island – perfect place to go for sailors ⛵️🏖⛵️... Monochrome Style (99) 🎬
(Where to go next time: Maybe consider Nyord in Denmark ❤️ Nyord is a Danish island in the Baltic Sea, southeast of Zealand, just north of Møn island, in Denmark.
Nyord covers an area of approximately 5 km², although only 1.2 km² is cultivatable moraine, while the remaining 4 km² is salt-meadow which is used for summer grazing, but is flooded during the winter.
The island is reached by a narrow bridge from the larger island of Møn … and when you arrive to the “city” of Nyord (well, it’s not really a “city” 😅), then you have to leave the car at the parking lot, since it’s not allowed to drive cars on the island (except for the inhabitants) … I love “the good old days” feeling this gives ☺️. Traditionally the island has been self-sufficient, relying upon farming, fishing and piloting. The waters around the island are sufficiently treacherous that islanders could gain a livelihood as pilots, and this became enshrined in law as both a right and duty of the islanders between 1721 and 1879. After 1879 pilots were employed directly by the government instead of earning individual fees. A number of pilots houses and a lookout were constructed when the government took over the service. Piloting ceased in 1966.
The village of Nyord remains similar to its original design, with traditional thatched cottages and farm houses. It has a church, museum and small harbour. The marshland area crossed by the bridge from the main island has one of Denmark's most important habitats for geese, ducks and other wading birds (there is even an observation tower for birdwatchers to use). Nyord is also a very popular place to go for sailors – as well as many of the inhabitants do have their own boat there ... the harbour is pretty ok 👍. I personally love Nyord – even on dark and stormy autumn days, like the ones in this photo series ... it’s very close to where I have my summerhouse ❤️)
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Say hey to the genetically modified little mermaid 🧜♀️
Lüneburg. Fell in love with it the first time I saw the pictures of it by @hrrbhn (which was some 2 years ago, btw). So I wanted to visit this cute little town for quite a while and had some certain expectations about it. Happy it didn’t disappoint ❤️ #latergram