Tag Archives : Jutland

Midsummer Night At The Top Of Denmark

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Yesterday evening, Lars and I celebrated Sankt Hans Aften in Skagen. If you want to know more about this event, have a look here. These posts explain everything and also show pictures of other midsummer night celebrations. It was our dream to go to the top of Denmark – the top of Jutland – to join the celebrations. The sunshine…

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Black and White Morning

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On a cloudy Sunday morning in May, Lars and I went back to Belgium. We had a short stop in the harbor of Fredericia. The town owns its name to Frederick III, who founded it in the 17th century. Fredericia is located close to the bridge that links Jutland with Funen. Since we cross this bridge very often, we had…

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A different Denmark – Inside the cathedral of Ribe

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The cathedral was built during the 12th century and is a perfect example of a Romanesque building. Wikipedia has a beautiful description of it: The towers contain six bells. The oldest surviving bell was cast in 1456 by Hinrik Dobbran, a Melchior Lucas bell, the largest in the tower, from 1599, the smallest bell from 1770 cast by JN Bieber,…

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A different Denmark – Changing plans in Esbjerg

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After our visit to the vineyard, Lars and I continued our drive to Esbjerg. It’s the biggest town of the west of Jutland and one of the biggest of Denmark; it’s main economic activity is industry: The city was once Denmark’s biggest fishing harbour, and the harbour is still an economic driving force in the town. Besides the fishing industry…

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A different Denmark – Visiting a Danish vineyard

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On Tuesday morning, Lars’s mother was feeling better, so Lars and I decided to make a longer excursion. We went to Jutland and our first stop was at a Danish vineyard. Hang on… Vineyards in Denmark? Yes, and this is what Wikipedia has to say about them: Despite its northerly location, it has been developing a wine industry since the…

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Our Adaptable Adventure – Looking at waves in Thorsminde

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Thorsminde is a place that The Viking and I have visited before, but I really wanted to come back here: https://goo.gl/maps/qJysj It’s very simple. The first time we were there, I took a lot of pictures, but most of them sucked. So, I wanted to have a second chance and this time I went for black and white. Since there…

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Inspired by movies – Finding the perfect location for Babette’s Feast

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Babette’s Feast is actually based on a short story by Karen Blixen. Maybe this name rings a bell, because one of her other stories was the inspiration of the movie Out of Africa. Anyway, Babette’s Feast was originally set in Norway. The director of the movie, Gabriel Axel, traveled to Norway and visited the village where the story takes place.…

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Inspired by movies – Babette’s Feast

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This was the first Danish movie to win an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The two central characters are two sisters living in a remote village somewhere in Jutland. They are very much devoted to their father, who is the pastor of a small Protestant church and who is honored by the whole community. And although his daughters…

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