The cholera epidemy in Copenhagen in 1856 resulted in an increased interest in creating healthy housings for working-class people who died in great numbers by infections. Renowned architects created the houses uniquely, and they are still attractive today. The streets close to the beach of the Swan Mill in Eastern Copenhagen are all named after composers. At the time they were […]
A guided virtual tour in Copenhagen, mostly the old quarters
In the corner of Bispebjerg cemetery in Copenhagen, you can find different categories of war victims. At one spot lies the remains of German fugitives and executed German soldiers who deserted the war while in Denmark. Then you have several Danish resistance fighters slain by the occupiers or dead in the concentration camps. At their side are Danish Police officers […]
In Glyptoteket, you have the beauty of architecture and Carl Jacobsen's valuable art collection from ancient times until his contemporary time.
Before the French Revolution, Denmark was a great Naval Nation but lost most of its fleet as we were allied with Napoleon.
A memory of my father's life growing up in the Great Depression and WWII.
A mixture of new and old photos of the same locations in Copenhagen.
I knew the name of this Baptist church but never realized until recently that my great grandparents on my father’s side grew up in that church’s fellowship. When you dig into your family history and visit the places, they lived their lives become alive. Walking in their footsteps, we met the young pastor at the church. He let us […]
Being in Copenhagen again to visit children and grandchildren, I chose to revisit the hospital where I was taught nursing from 1971-1975. Running four to five times a week, I go to places of personal interest like my first home, my ancestors’ addresses, and areas I liked to go to by bike when I lived in Copenhagen in my youth. […]
As a young person, I went everywhere in Copenhagen by bike. I thought I knew every corner of it. Thirty years ago, I moved away from Copenhagen, and now as a retired health visitor, my husband and I explore places when visiting our children. One of the places we went to last weekend was Norrebro, an area of Copenhagen where […]
Thinking about the uncertain and dangerous times of WWII, we are again in a war. This time it's a war on information and disinformation or a fight between good and evil