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This is a street in the centre of Mariager; a very old and very small city in Denmark.

Untill about 1430 it was just a village, but it got cityrights in 1536. Despite that rights, it only has only about 2.200 inhabitants.

The name Mariager is from middelage Danish "Mariæager", which means Virgins Maria's Field. It has that name because the village became bigger when a nonnery was founed in 1430.

The nonnery was devoted to Virgin Maria, and the village name Mariæager was meant to show that this city was the right place to devote Maria.

The city is situated by a fjord, and the fjord is called Mariagerfjord.

The building you see here to the right is Hotel Postgården. It's from the 18th century, but it is still used as a hotel-cafe.

I took this on a cold and snowy day. This is how the roads to Mariager looked like.

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About the photo:
I want to thank Lars/Tue, because he removed a small, but disturbing red sign on one of the brown logs of the building to the right.

I also want to thank Magnus/MvS for his tip about Picasa2. I used Picasa2 here to crop the photo on the bottum, give it a bit more light and shadows, and give it more saturation.

This is the first time I increased saturation (my own program doesn't have that function). I just increased that a little bit. Do you think that I used it too much? Or not enough?

PS Did you already discover the icicles on the roof?

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