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The Islands of Christiansø and Frederiksø

Stephen Manzi, Chief Development Officer

Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014

Yellow-painted house on Christiansø

One of the yellow-painted houses dotting the island of Frederiksø. Photograph by Stephen Manzi

Continuing to Lithuania, our next port of call, we anchored for a couple hours off the Danish island of Christiansø. Originally a seventeenth-century military fortress, Christiansø—together with its smaller sister island, Frederiksø (a very narrow footbridge connects the two)—today has a population of merely one hundred people. Amid the islands' stark, craggy rock outcroppings stand the remains of the fortress's towers, bright yellow-painted homes, and stunning gardens.

Department(s): Development
Tag(s): Denmark, Sea Cloud

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Stephen Manzi is the chief development officer in the Development Department.

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