"A man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders." -Lord Dunzany

Old (Gamle) Skagen – Revisited

I captured this magnificent photo in february by the Old Skagen (Gl. Skagen) Beach, Denmark. Erosion of the sandy dunes is a big problem. Most places the shifting sand has been stopped by planting gras. But it is a formidable force they’re up against out there on the north-western tip og Denmark. Although it is a practical problem for people wanting to live there – the erosion have a beauty of it’s own. Well captured in this photo.

Patterns of eroding sand - by the Old Skagen Beach

Patterns of eroding sand - by the Old (Gl. Skagen) Skagen Beach

5 responses

  1. Poul Kling

    Gode billeder fra opholdet i Skagen. Er dog lidt i tvivl om det korrekte oversættelse af Gl. Skagen er Old Skagen (?) Når man kører fra Skagen til Gl. Skagen, passeres et byskilt med teksten “Højen (Gl. Skagen)”, så måske er Højen er bedre oversættelse. Den virker både fra dansk til engelsk og vise versa 🙂

    Fortsat god påske i Nordnorge! Kh. Poul

    6. April 2012 at 19:53

  2. Nature is a great sculptor! Lovely shot 🙂

    15. April 2012 at 18:01

    • Thanks a lot, Tania! The sand dunes of Skagen were fantastic! An ever changing landscape, not just in geological terms, but in human terms. The sand shifts rapidly and the landscapes changes – sometimes within just a few years. These “sandsculptures” were quite normal in the winter when frozen water and sand was sculpted by the wind and blowing sand.

      15. April 2012 at 18:36

  3. Very nice capture. The sand shift looks similar to a big shed with pillars holding it, which is alike to the cuttings on the mountains.

    27. August 2012 at 08:45

  4. Very nice capture. The sand sifting looks like pillars holding a big shed tight,which is commonly seen as cuttings on mountains.

    27. August 2012 at 08:47

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