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Jul 25, 2018 - Den Gamle By

We ventured back to Aarhus to visit the Old Town, Den Gamle By, an open air town museum. It originally opened in 1914 and has grown to 75 historcal buildings collected from 20 townships in Denmark. More buildings are under construction. The building are decorated in the original historical style dating back to the Rennasance. Characters dressed in period clothing wander about or are stationed at various posts impersonating the period of the time. We had lunch here and had a Smorsborg or open face sandwich were very tasty. The last part of...

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Iceland and Denmark

Jul 23, 2018 - Aarhus

We had a very lazy morning, watering the plants and the greenhouse. They use special styrofoam containers. Placing a bag of soil on top of the container with holes in the bottom of the bags, they planted cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers. You lift the corner of the bags and their is a hole leading to the container, which we filled with water and fertilizer. This should last 2 or 3 days depending on the weather. Speaking of weather it was very warm and muggy today. We travelled to Aarhus, located on the Jutland peninsula's east coast. Aarhus...

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Iceland and Denmark

Jun 23, 2014 - Den Gamle By -Aarhus

Today we headed to Aarhus the second largest city in Denmark. The main purpose of the day was to visit the highly recommended Den Gamle By open air museum. The museum brings together a collection of houses and buildings from around Denmark into a historic old town. The main area covers the period of the 1700s/1800s and explains the history and trades of the period. Similar to other open air museums there was costume guides in some of the houses. We tasted a rather nice vegetable and bacon soup, bought a couple of delightful cakes at the...

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Oct 30, 2013 - The Viking Club

The Viking Club Well, it’s not the mile high club but it was pretty amazing anyway….I am visiting a friend from my high school days in Norfolk, Jeanine, who married a Dane twenty years ago and has been here ever since. Last night she asked me, “Hey, do you want to become a member of the Viking Club?” “Sure,” I reply, “Who doesn’t? What’s the Viking Club?” “Well, you get naked and jump into the ocean. Three times.” “Don’t some people have heart attacks when they do that?” “Sure, but I’m a nurse and they have plans in place for that kind of...

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May 14, 2013 - Ebeltoft

Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark, which isn’t saying a lot since the whole country only has about five million people. The last time we were in Denmark with a car, we came to Aarhus to go to Den Gamle By, the world’s first open air museum created in 1914 by collecting 75 historic structures from around Denmark, sort of a Danish version of Williamsburg. There are also many historic sites in the area going back to the Bronze Age. A number of bodies have been discovered in the bogs, perfectly preserved by the tannin in the water....

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Jul 9, 2012 - Aarhus: Historical town in an historical city

A Day at "The Old Town": An historical village in Aarhus, Denmark On the way to Aarhus, we passed over a long, really high bridge. We don't have anything like it in Australia. Below the bridge was an interesting building. It is an appartment block called "The Wave". It was designed by people in the office of Jorn Utzon, the same guy who designed our Sydney Opera House. The block of appartments overlooks a lake. Nice. The first thing we did in the historic village was to take a coach ride. I got to sit up front with the driver. He was...

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Our Europe Excursion

May 31, 2010 - Gensyn med Boxit (men uden Jim)

Så ankom vi til Skejby og Jim's nye domicil på Johan Gutenbergs Vej kl. 12.30 efter godt 14 timers motorvejskørsel med voldsom regn. Takket være en stærk indsats fra Niels Jørgen og Jesper samt Morten (og naturligvis Jim) var alt klart og vi kunne pakke traileren ud...Blot for at konstatere, at selv en Statoiltrailer kæmper forgæves mod kraftig regn. Men skaden var trods alt begrænset og vi fik hurtigt pakket ud. Så nu er der lige et par dage i Danmark til at få styr på de sidste ting og få pakket rygsækkene, inden eventyret begynder...

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