Gates and Houses in Skagen

The most northern part of Denmark is called Skagen. It used to be a special place for painters because of the light from the sky. Two seas meet at the very top and add to the unique atmosphere. Skagen is a tourist magnet at certain times of the year. We visited for a half marathon arranged to attract visitors to this […]

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Simon Bang, a Danish Contemporary Artist

Years ago, my interest in WWII and my love for Copenhagen, our Danish capital, brought me in contact with the artist Simon Bang. At the time, I didn’t know that Simon Bang was a painter as we corresponded about historical subjects on a Facebook group on old black and white photos from our capital. Later on, I found his works illustrated on […]

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Houses at the Svan Mill , Copenhagen

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 […]

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An Old American Car

I was on my bike today on the road in an industrial area of my town. Normally not an attractive place but today was different. A light blue American Veteran car, a Buick, was parked, which forced me to stop to take photos.  The color, shape, and quality stood out and reminded me of my childhood. Not that we in […]

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Hidden Places in Copenhagen

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 […]

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