Photographer's Note

Looks like a peculiar place for an embrace, but this is Denmark!

More exactly it is Køge.

Køge (older spelling Kjøge) is a seaport and the main town in Køge Municipality, Region Sjælland, Denmark with an agglomeration population of 34,792 (January 1, 2008), including the suburbs of Køge Nord (Ølby Lyng and Ølsemagle Lyng) to the north and Herfølge to the south. Køge is located about 39 km/24 miles southwest of Copenhagen at the end of a line of the Copenhagen S-train system and has a well-preserved old town centre.

Køge was official founded in 1288 when the town became a market town, as a contrast to the ecclesiastical center at that time - Roskilde, and was an important merchant town during the late Middle Ages. During the local witchhunt, called Køge Huskors (1608-1615), at least 15 persons were convicted of witchcraft and burned at the stake. Køge suffered during the wars between Denmark and Sweden and remained a small town until the late 19th. century when industrial development and population growth began. And today Køge is the main part of the 16th. largest urban area in Denmark.

Køge Torv (The market square or town square) is the largest town square in Denmark outside Copenhagen.

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