On the 4th and 5th of May, We celebrated our 74th anniversary for our liberation from the German occupation. The hated blackout curtains were thrown out and spontaneously candles lit up in windowsills. A custom still kept alive today by the older generations. In 1975, I had completed my education as a staff nurse at Bispebjerg Hospital in Copenhagen. Little […]
The Thorvaldsen’s The oldest museum (1848) in Denmark. Like Hans Christian Andersen, The sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844) came from poor living conditions. Eleven years old Bertel Thorvaldsen was accepted at the Art School. He spent most of his working years in Rome and became a famous sculptor. The thirty years younger H.C. Andersen visited him more than once, and they became […]
Just to show you a little of Copenhagen where I come from, the capital of Denmark. My husband and I live in another part of Denmark where there is not as much sunshine as in Copenhagen. We were lucky this past weekend to have mild and sunny weather during our visit to Copenhagen. Thank you for walking with me […]
I told you about the life-long friendship between my mother Ruth and her English friend Josey. The summer of 1962 arrived where Josey and her family would come to stay in our house for ten days, and do sightseeing with us in Copenhagen. My twin brother and I were eleven years old and had not yet started to learn English […]
4 May 1945 at 8.35 p.m. was the moment where the message from the Free London Press was read aloud in the Danish radios. Those who lived and heard it will never forget and we who were born in the years afterwards still become very moved when listening to that speaker’s voice. He was suddenly interrupted as the message from […]
This past Saturday I took part in a march for freedom in Copenhagen. It may sound strange. Denmark is a free country with freedom of speech and civil rights according to our constitution. Never the less nowadays the EU has more to say than our laws which means that we have lost influence over who is entering our borders […]
My grandmother Asta was born 1890 and died 1982. She has kept a lot of birthday cards and get well cards that I would like to show you. There is also a small book with her marks from school and texts on how to behave as a good and well-behaved school-child.