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The old paddle steamer “Hjejlen” going through Julsø a danish lake
a part of the longest danish waterway “Gudenaaen” or the river Guden in english
which flows through several lakes on its 158 km long run – as far back as the 1300s
there it was an important cargo way for barges pulled by people or oxen.

With the inspiration from Ailsa and her absolutly worth visting blog
Where’s my backpack?
this is my version of the travel theme this week “Rivers“.

All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea isn’t full
(King Solomon – royal from the older historic Middle East)

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A legendary 113 km long river created by the confluence of three smaller rivers
musical immortalized because the river gave name to the music genre Merseybeat
“Ferry Cross the Mersey” by the Liverpool band named “Gerry and the Pacemakers”
a smashing hit in the early 60s gave the ferry traffic at the river mouth cult status.

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Few tourists in city of cities actually know that it is possible to enter the parisian center
from the English Channel at Le Havre – even fewer have made the journey
the river divided Paris into two – called bourgeois neighborhood and freak neighborhood
the river that starts about 30 km northwest of Dijon is 776 km long in total.

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The river Rhine is a river which arising in the swiss alps, here at german Leverkusen
flows through Lake Constance and has its mouth at the dutch North Sea coast.
the very flow strong river is, with its 1.234 km the western Europe’s longest.
the name of the Rhine comes from the old celtic “renos” which means “the flowing”
the river Rhine is and has always been Western Europe’s major cargo waterway.

21 tanker om ““Riverdance”

  1. Wonderful pics & post! There’s always something to learn here. 🙂
    I guess things have changed since King Solomon’s time. Now with global warming, the seas are full, and running back into the rivers…. in a sense.
    Hmm, think I’ll go find that post with that cute old black sheep. She’s so cuddly looking! 🙂

  2. Dit hjerte brænder for skibstrafikken ^^’ Du samler ihvertfald på billeder af fartøjer ❤
    Jeg har aldrig sejlet med Hjejlen, det er en fejl i min opdragelse.
    Håber du tilgiver, at jeg kommenterer på en lille del at dit indlæg.
    Mange hilsner,

    • #.hanna
      ‘hehehe’ – når man er barnefødt på en lille bitte ø med udsigt til vand hele vejen rundt så bliver man givet miljøskadet… 😎

      Aldrig sejlet med den stolte damper Hjejlen, det må du ikke snyde dig selv for – så kan du passende besøge Himmelbjerget ved samme lejlighed – mine norske venner elsker at høre om det danske himmelbjerg på 147 meter – og driller mig konstant… ‘hahaha’ 🙂

      • Nordmanden, Roger Pihl har skrevet bogen: Guide til Danmarks Bjerge.
        Jeg kan godt lide, det er en nordmand, som har skrevet sådan en bog 🙂 Men du kender den sikkert allerede 😉
        God søndag til dig, Drake

  3. Terrific river shots and your historic comments are right on. Having lived in Germany and other European countries I came to appreciate the limited river cruising available to travelers. It seems now, we receive a brochure every day for river tours throughout Europe. We do intend to return. Great post.

    • #.sheri
      Thanks a lot, really do appreciate your words… 🙂

      Yes there are a lot of stories and history about rivers – I find them very fascinating and they are very inspiring too… 🙂

      You sure wouldn’t regret to return – they call for wonderful experiences… 🙂

  4. Very interesting post with lots of info about rivers… I like rivers for the landscapes they cross, for the idyllic atmosphere often they give, for their importance in travelling and economy and history too. How many cities and towns were built along a river that was a natural defense? My town too, Verone, has its hisorical center raising inside the semicircular bend of the Adige river.. 😉
    My favourite pic of the post? Notre-Dame de Paris seen by the river, of course! 🙂 eheh

    • #.laura
      So glad you enjoyed it – rivers are so fascinating for many reasons – you mentioned many of them – yeah I had guessed that the parisian river was the favorite… 😉 😉

      Yeah I have seen Adige, fascinating too – as I remember so its source close to the italian border with Austria and Switzerland and it’s the 2nd longest river in Italy… 🙂

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