Photographer's Note

The market town Fåborg can be found at the south coast of Fyn and was first time mention in the history around 1229.
At that time married the Danish king Valdemar the Portuguese princess Eleonora and she was given Fåborg (and most of Fyn) as a morning gift. At this time was the population under 500 people compared to 5000 now a days.

There used to be a lot of trade from the harbour and a ferry route for Germany – Because of duty-free sales (cigarettes, beer and candy) was these ferry routes very popular, specially among retired people, who had a happy day playing card and talking with there friends during the sail trip fort and back. Now the tax rules been changed, no more duty free sales, no more ferry for Germany – But there’s still ferries for the small island at the south coast of Fyn.

The harbour now used mostly for leisure boats, and a few fisher boats – there’s also a shipbuilding yard industry around here – I believe the boat in front was on a test trip when I got it.

The tower in the background a landmark of Fåborg and was until 200 years ago part of a church which was removed only the tower was preserved.

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