Celebration of Sibelius’ 150th Birthday

The Finnish composer Sibelius  1865 – 1957, has been celebrated all year culminating yesterday at his birthday. Never before have I heard so much of his music in one day. All day via my Danish Radio and in the evening live transmission from the town Hämeenlinna he was born not far from Helsinki. All over Finland flags were raised for his sake […]

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I Made It

I was lucky to find the blogging event created for Mondays to be a bit more agreeable than usually. Thank you to the blogger who calls her blog Confessions of a Food Tourist. To encourage yourself and others we can attend in this event by highlighting one thing we accomplished last week and blog about it on Mondays. I liked to […]

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Manchester Art Gallery

I would recommend a visit to the Art Gallery in Manchester. What made an impression on me was their choice of painting from the Pre-Raphaelite period from the mid 1800. The movement was a reaction against art using the Greek mythology and they wanted to show life as it was as well as using many biblical motives and themes from literature. The […]

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Our old Radio House

The so-called Radio House / ( Radiohuset) was almost completed in 1941. The architect is Vilhelm Lauritzen and the style is very functional “Funkis Style”. The concert hall was not completed until 1945. As far as I know the Danish authorities did not want the occupying Germans to misuse this new venue. The last 6 years we have a new concert hall in another […]

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The Dragon Fountain

I wrote about how my grandparents met as a result of a contact ad in a Newspaper in 1919. The post is called Serially Lost- Part Three.  I would like to show you a little more about this fountain. It has changed its appearance over time, but it is still there today   It was created by the cooperation of two famous […]

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