Ryvangen Mindelund A short follow up from the last two posts for the memory of our lost young resistance members in Denmark who helped us to save face and become part of the Western Allies. My husband Henry and I went to Copenhagen this past D-Day weekend. This new granite memorial has been erected at the cemetery commemorating the many […]
Gunter Demnig's Stolpersteine project is the world's largest memorial with 74.000 brass 'stones' in 26 different countries.
2 Corinthians 4: 17-18
"For our light affliction and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."
I saved a few photos for now regarding last week’s post on the new Metro Circle line in Copenhagen. Copenhagen Townhall Square is a special place for me as my grandparents met there in secrecy a hundred years ago. The Dragon Fountain still needs to be renovated to its former glory so I will wait to bring pictures of that part […]
For me, it is a dream come through to get this circular Metro Line in Copenhagen. I used to go by bicycle when I lived in Copenhagen as a young person. Now I live in another part of Denmark and enjoy to be able to get around very quickly.
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 […]