Each summer, we have lots of classical chamber music festivals, and one of them takes place each August in Kerteminde on the island of Funen. The renowned ensemble Trio Con Brio is in charge of it, and with the excellent musicians and other artists take part in the four-day-long event. Due to restrictions, not many could participate, and we stood on […]
Helnaes is a well-kept pearl of nature connected to Funen, Denmark, with cohesiveness among the inhabitants.
In a fantasy journey back to Monterey, I imagine that the Scotch author was inspired to write his adventure tale, The Treasure Island. So much of the scenery from the time Stevenson spent there seem to be intact today and could easily make a background for the beloved story. A poster close to the place he stayed for four months […]
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 […]
Realising that keeping our Freedom is frail and needs to be fought for
A guided virtual tour in Copenhagen, mostly the old quarters
I recommend a free museum and areas open all year round outside, showing the testimonies of the Danish Viking kings from more than thousands of years ago. My husband Henry has an in-depth story about the site. After a long cold spring, we finally had a warm day with a clear blue sky. People gathered for lunch, ice cream or […]
On a cold and windy Whit Sunday, on our way home from a trip to Zealand, Henry and I went to a war memorial at a churchyard placed high in the countryside of Langeland, a narrow island between Funen and Zealand. Thirteen British, Canadian and American Airmen were buried here at Magleby Churchyard. Six British and Canadian airmen are still […]
Why do so many brilliant minds stay quiet about what is known to damage small children?
I didn’t know then, but a week after my return from a journey to Tashkent, Uzbekistan via Moscow in August 1991, the communist regime had fallen. The year before, I had relocated from Denmark to Uppsala, Sweden, to attend bible school. Since my youth, I heard stories about the suppression of conscience and thought in the Soviet Union. After one year of […]