Tuesday, October 26, 2010
A Cloudy Day in August at the Island Mors
Nykøbing Mors, town square
The only market town at the island Mors is Nykøbing Mors with about 10.000 inhabitants. It was burnt down several times and rebuilt - therefore the town seems new. Nykøbing Mors got its municipal rights in 1299. About 1370 was Dueholm kloster established, which brought wealth to the town. In spite of the competition from the town Thisted in Thy the town flourished in the Middle Ages, caused by good farm land, shipping and rich fishing in Limfjorden.
A famous citizen in Nykøbing Mors is the author Axel Sandemose, who was born here. He felt badly treated in the town and moved to Norway to become a Norwegian like his mother was. It was he, who wrote the famous "Jantelov"in one of his novels. (Jante Law)
Nykøbing Mors, the Fole on twon square
Gammellund, castle bank, where the knight Johan Skarpenberg, Niels Bugge's son-in-law, had a castle in the 1300s.
Tissinghuse, fishing village and fisherman's cottage
Agerø, horses on a landtongue and old milk cans
There is a dam from Mors to the island Agerø which is a paradise for bird-watchers. Stone cliffs west of Agerø are protected and make together with the beach meadow reserve to the north an important resting place for migrating birds.
Agerø, a heron
Agerø, cattle and wading birds
Karby church, old granite blocks and relief.
The church has a fine interior from the 1700s
Arbjerg Torn, view from the cliff to beach meadows with Herefords
Arbjerg Torn, Peacock and White Cabbage butterfly (almost yellow)
Arbjerg Torn, blackberry and elderberry
Arbjerg Torn, Andes geese and Hereford cattle
Tæbring church and starlings
Tæbring, view from Tæbring church which lies close to the cliff at Dragstrup Vig.
Tæbring church, Small Tortoiseshell butterflies on Sct. Hans Urt. (Sedum)
Tæbring, old church dike
Tæbring church, the nervous white horse
Tæbring church, swallows
Rovvig, one of the coasts at Mors on a cloudy day.
Rovvig, common mussel
Torup, red cattle
Arbjerg Torn, Swans and their young ones
Agerø, black-white cattle on a land tongue.
MORS – the Island behind the Sea.
Mors is with its 367 km2 the largest island in Limfjorden. This collage above from Mors is only a small part. There is i.e.Scandinavia's largest flower park, "Jesperhus" with about 1/2 million plants, a fresh-water aquaria with tropical fish, a bird-zoo and terrarium - and a special attraction is a hall where over 1000 butterflies fly among tropical plants. At the park is a holiday center and a tropical indoor water complex. There are various museums, medieval churches and manors , like Højris Slot where they arrange "Murder Mysteries". The nature is magnificent along the coast, and a special place is Hanklit and Feggeklit, which I told you about in my previous post.
photo Mors August 2007: grethe bachmann