A Danish psalm is called something like the title of this blog post. In 1914 the father of Rued Langgaard died when Rued was 20 years old. The young man was a gifted musician and played variations over that psalm (“Mig Hjertelig Længes” in Danish) at the father’s funeral at Frederiksberg Church close to Copenhagen. The psalm is also used by J.S.Bach in his Matthew Passion, […]
#WeekendCoffeeShare 29 May If we were having coffee I would tell you that I have been very occupied finding old catalogues on former days’ prams or baby carriers. My whole life I have been fascinated by the designs of these useful things from especially the forties and the fifties. In my research I was lucky to find a few catalogues […]
Driving in my hometown, I suddenly saw an impressive sight in the blue sky. Two jet planes were about to cross each others’ condensation trails in the air. They were so far away that I could only see the long columns of smoke. I think that’s a rare sight here in Denmark, but I was glad because I immediately thought of the Air […]
The crypt of St Martins-in-the-Fields is our favourite place to eat. You get traditional English dishes in a healthier edition and always plenty so that you can go on for hours. Many concerts are held in the church, mostly baroque, and we were lucky to arrive at the last day of Easter to hear Handel’s Messiah. Around the corner is Charing […]
29th of August 2015 the façade and window of this famous radio shop was inaugurated as a museum site with changing exhibitions from the Danish resistance movement during WWII. The shop was in the western part of Central Copenhagen and that whole area became known for their united front against the German oppressors. The photo in the middle is from […]
A new initiative is seen in Russia as small metal signs are put at houses where victims were taken away to the Gulag camps and later perished. Following text from the B.B.C. article: The rectangular plaques are small and simple. Etched into the metal there is a name, date of birth and occupation: radio technician, journalist, student. Then come the […]
250 million year old salt from the underground of Mariager is handmade. The brine is poured into an iron pan warmed up un open fire. As the water evaporate salt crystals are coming forth filled with minerals.