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Gammel Strand

Gammel Strand is a street and public square in central Copenhagen, Denmark. On the south side it borders on the narrow Slotsholmens Canal while the north side is lined by a row of brightly coloured houses from the 18th and 19th century. Across the canal, Thorvaldsens Museum and Christiansborg Palace are seen on the island Slotsholmen; the art gallery Kunstforeningen and the Ministry of Culture are the most notable institutions facing the street. Gammel Strand used to be the site of a natural harbour, sheltered by a few small islets to develop into Slotsholmen, it was around this harbour that Copenhagen was founded as a small fishing and trading settlement in the 11th century. However, archeological finds show that the beach at that time was located further inland; the area was marshy and boats were pulled up on the beach. Land reclamations moved the coastline and a proper harbour developed. Gammel Strand became the site of a fish market, known for the women who would sit in the square at all seasons to sell their fish.

Known as Skovserkoner because they would buy their fish in the small fishing village Skovshoved north of Copenhagen and walk the long way to Gammel Strand to sell them in the market. They were recognized by their characteristic white scarves. In the end space became too scarce and in 1958 a new fish market opened in South Harbour. Most of the buildings along Gammel Strand were completedly destroyed in the Copenhagen Fire of 1795, it began in a coal and timber storage at Gammelholm, spread to the area around St. Nicolas' Church before moving along Gammel Strand to the area around Gammeltorv and Nytorv. In the following years the houses were rebuilt. Most of the houses have been rebuilt and extended with an extra story over the years and exhibit a multitude of different styles. In spite of this the overall impression is harmonic and Gammel Strand is today considered one of the pret delightful urban spaces in Copenhagen; the oldest house in the street is No. 48. Built in 1750 to the design of Philip de Lange, it survived the fire of 1795 without severe damage.

In 1796 it was extended with an extra story. Today it houses the Kunstforeningen art gallery. Ved Stranden Gammel Strand on indenforvoldene.dk

Peter Gowans

Peter Taylor Gowans was a Scottish football Winger who played more than 400 Football League games for three English clubs. He started his career with junior team Dundee Shamrock. However, Gowans did not play a senior first team game for the Scottish giants, he moved to Crewe Alexandra in 1963. Nineteen-year-old Gowans was signed by Crewe manager Jimmy McGuigan, he went on scoring 47 league goals for them. Gowans made over 100 League appearances for The Shots. In 1970, he moved back north with Rochdale, Gowans made a total of 155 senior league and cup appearances for them, scoring 22 goals. Gowans played over 400 games in the English Football League spanning a 10-year career. After his playing career he managed Nantwich Town whilst working for British Rail as a Clerical Officer in the Main Locomotive Erecting Shop at Crewe Locomotive Works

Spring Lake, Alberta

Spring Lake named Edmonton Beach, is a village in central Alberta, Canada. It is located on the eastern shore of Spring Lake 20 km and 40 km west of the cities of Spruce Grove and Edmonton respectively. Hasse Lake is located 6 km southwest of Spring Lake, it was known as the Summer Village of Edmonton Beach from 1959 to 1999. In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Spring Lake recorded a population of 699 living in 261 of its 303 total private dwellings, a 31.1% change from its 2011 population of 533. With a land area of 2.33 km2, it had a population density of 300.0/km2 in 2016. The Village of Spring Lake's 2012 municipal census counted a population of 614, a 3.7% increase over its 2007 municipal census population of 592. In the 2011 Census, the Village of Spring Lake had a population of 533 living in 208 of its 238 total dwellings, a 6.4% change from its 2006 population of 501. With a land area of 2.12 km2, it had a population density of 251.4/km2 in 2011.

There is a large RV park on the east side of the lake, which has a small camping store which sells candy, a variety of camping items. Other than this there are no commercial businesses in the village. List of communities in Alberta List of villages in Alberta Official website