A Visit to Elsinore, Hamlet’s town
Last Friday was a moving and memorable time for me. I met with my fellow nursing students for the first time since we graduated in 1972 at an old hospital in Copenhagen. I had feared that I couldn’t remember any of them but somehow I knew all of their names. You go through tough things as a student nurse a bit like soldiers and when we met we were “veterans”.
A feeling of brotherhood even though everybody has had a different experience. If you bother to use the Google translate button I have written the story of my education as a nurse here in a Danish post or you can see the pictures.
A view from the outside of the Konventum
To be close to the event my husband and I stayed at a conference centre in Elsinore. The listed building from 1969 was a school for the labour movement. It was a time where most buildings were ugly and remind me of the Soviet-style simple, rough and square. This one has some of these traits but is executed in fine quality, a showcase for the different crafts. Here a link in English about the centre now called “Konventum”. I have never seen a conference centre decorated with that many paintings and sculptures on walls and in corridors.
From inside of the Konventum
Before we went home we saw the 400 hundred years old castle Kronborg, famous for Shakespeare’s Hamlet that allegedly lived there. In the summer Hamlet performances can be seen at the outdoor scene in the inner court. This day it was windy and you needed your scarf and winter jacket. More about the castle here. This time we only saw it from outside.