Johannes Larsen (born 1867- 1961) was a Danish painter specialising in painting birds. He was born and died in the small coastal town of Kerteminde on the island of Funen. Recently, my husband and I drove two hours to visit this lovely place with a museum and the painter’s home and garden. We have an artist friend, Simon Bang from […]
I value Winston Churchill highly and recognise him as an important figure for us to admire from the hardships of WWII. He was born for his time, and he knew it from his childhood
This summer has been almost back to normal. We have shadows hanging over us with pricing going up on food and gas and our farmers in danger of losing their livelihood
This visit reminded me of my childhood visits with my mother to the original city museum and of my job as a Health Visitor in Copenhagen
Just to show you some historical buildings in Copenhagen which are still used by the military. The paths on the ramparts are ideal for walks and running exercise, and you get a view over the harbour and the area of the Little Mermaid. I have made posts before on this subject but in fine weather, the atmosphere and architecture inspire […]
Aarhus is the second-largest city in Denmark and only one hour’s drive from us. Whenever we go there, my husband is reminded of his time as a soldier in his youth. Standing on his post in front of the clock on the City Hall, time was put on a standstill, especially during the hours before dawn. Where the former barrack once was is now a music hall and a renowned art museum called ARoS Fifty years ago, my brother and I went for a holiday in Aarhus. He took a picture of me at the site of the pig sculpture. I remember I found it a bit ridiculous. It’s strange how some things get stuck into your memory forever.
I would have loved to have heard the story of this heroic personnel. All my life the WWII have had my interest. Recently I became conscious that the architecture is unique. The founders thought of healing via the beauty of architecture and the importance of fresh air and sunshine combined with the professionals' good care.
A guided virtual tour in Copenhagen, mostly the old quarters
Before the French Revolution, Denmark was a great Naval Nation but lost most of its fleet as we were allied with Napoleon.
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 […]