Anne Ipsen


Denmark, Fano Island, Fannikers, S0nderhonings


Fano is a magical island off the west coast of Denmark, justly famous for its endless white beach along the North Sea. Towering dunes, whose slopes are covered in lyme grass, ring the center of the island where the heath is home to an abundance of creatures and plants. The colors of the sky and water, the heather and grass change in rhythm with the seasons. The solid houses of the two towns, Nordby to the north and Sonderho at the southern tip, bear witness to the wealth brought home from the seven seas by generations of seamen sailing their tall wooden ships. Over a period of two hundred and fifty years, these staunch people launched a thousand ships, building them on the sand and using only tradition to guide their hands.