Linda !! CONTEST DEZENBRO
Mooi torentje erik mooie luchten ook, mooie foto.
Bedankt Bram nog mijn complimenten voor je album heb het laatst eens even doorgebladerd. Erg genoten van al dat moois wat je hebt weten te vereeuwigen.
My Ode to all the fantastic and creative Photographers @ Panoramio
What a great building Erik would make a wonderful home albeit not very practical! :D Sam
The Spaniards in Nyborg in 1808
Special exhibition at Nyborg Castle from 9 August to 19 October 2008
On 9 August 1808 there was a naval battle off Nyborg. The background was the Napoleonic Wars. In the summer of 1808 Denmark, having formed an alliance with Napoleon, had already been at war with Britain for a year. Spanish and French troops were sent north to conquer Sweden, an ally of Britain.
The troops were on their way to Sweden via the Danish island of Zealand, but the British navy patrolling Danish waters put an end to their advance. Therefore most of the troops remained in Jutland and on the island of Funen, where Nyborg became the headquarters of the Spanish forces. The first Spanish regiments arrived in Nyborg on 23 March 1808, under the command of Marquis de la Romana, who took up his quarters at the now demolished Hotel Postgården. And there they were, over 10,000 Spanish soldiers, waiting to cross the Great Belt.Romana
But the regiments never got as far as Sweden. Spain rebelled against Napoleon when he deposed the Spanish king and replaced him with his own brother, Joseph Bonaparte. The Spaniards rebelled - with the support of the British. The Spanish regiments in Denmark also wanted to end their alliance with the French regiments. After a series of clandestine meetings between the British and Markis de la Romana, a joint operation managed to evacuate most of the Spaniards in Denmark on board British ships.
Great exposure with nice colors. The sky is very beautiful too. Good mix of colors.
What a fascinating water tower! I've never seen one quite like this. It's so fancy for a water tower. Ours are very plain and boring.
It's so neat seeing things like this from your part of the world. Thank you for sharing.
Best regards from the USA,
Hello **Finn* thank you for your kind reaction.
Over here in Europe there are a lot fancy water towers I guess MaryAlice. At least I know in The Netherlands there are.
Yes that is what makes Panoramio so great to explore.
You can travel digitally to a lot of wonderful places. I asked Finn for some tips on what places to visit and where to go in Denmark, it helped a lot.
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Photo taken in 5800 Nyborg, Denmark
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