A Special Second Hand Shop

  On our way to the ferry that takes us to Sweden from Frederikshavn in Northern Denmark we like to visit a special shop driven by an old woman in her eighties. The “antiques” she sells are put in neat order and arranged so that it’s like visiting a museum from our great grand mother’s time. Her white linen bedclothes […]

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Coursera on String Quartets

I have just completed a 7 week free music course on “The World of String Quartets” at the online course “Coursera”. Only when I began to take notes did I pass the questions from each week’s program. Coursera offers courses from many different universities in all subjects. This one was for the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia in U.S.A. […]

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Running in Dresden

I am travelling in Germany just now and would like to show you small impressions from this tour that came from wanting to run in Dresden in Germany. When I come back I will make a post about Leipzig and Berlin. Dresden and Leipzig are situated in the former East Germany so their history is both their former good times, […]

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Thee Days’ Quote-Day 2

Shakespeare will never be forgotten. So many quotes are still in use although I guess his works are difficult to read today. I had a lot of work reading Hamlet at school many years ago. Clive gave me the challenge yesterday to find quotes so today’s choice is Shakespeare. Luckily “Quote art Pictures” can be found at the internet. A […]

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The Royal Theatre in Copenhagen 

From La Sylphide 2011 at the Danish Royal Ballet photo from the brochure

It’s the World’s Live Ballet Day and our royal ballet sent a “live” scene from the “Giselle” production. The ballet master Nicolaj Hübbe instructed two male solo dancers in their part in one of the acts. The studio is small and is the place where many famous ballets were created under the roof of the theatre.   When my parents […]

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Dislikes & Likes  

  The Dislikes To see a pregnant and smoking woman in a pedestrian street in my home town Beautiful baroque opera music with singers wearing vulgar costumes “The Fairy Queen” by Henry Purcell People talking loud in their phones on any subject while you hear the counterpart in a bad loud-speaker When at our hotel breakfast room other guests insist […]

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