A Lingering Look at Architecture: April ~ Yellow Houses!

Yet another fun challenge. Yellow houses…. now this did attract my eye. Is there a ‘love’ button, as I could not just ‘like’ this post by  The Day After.

This is week three of the month’s theme : “Your Favorite Color Homes” in which we are encouraged to share some of the colorful homes captured on our travels or our neighborhood.

You won’t find many yellow houses in the Australian neighbourhood,

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but in Denmark: this special yellow is known in some parts as “Skagen Yellow” and my family’s ancestral home “Faergebo” was – yellow!

Sønder FeldingIsn’t it a beautiful home?

and there’s more in the Dutch – Danish fishing town of Dragør:

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and still more, in many villages from Christiansfeld to Odense:

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But you will find some yellow architecture in old time Sweden too, like here:

Gamla Stan

Gamla Stan

 

More often, you find red houses in Norway, but then again if you look closely, you will find the Danes had a bit of an influence there too:

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Something Yellow to Ponder About

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About Forestwoodfolk

Scandinavian culture, literature and traditions are close to my heart, even though I am Australian. I have Scandinavian, Frisian and Prussian/Silesian ancestry and for that reason, I feel a connection with that part of the world. I am an avid Nordic Crime fiction reader, and enjoy photography, writing and a variety of cooking and crafts, and traditional decorative art forms. Politically aware and egalitarian by nature, I have a strong environmental bent.
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19 Responses to A Lingering Look at Architecture: April ~ Yellow Houses!

  1. ledrakenoir says:

    Idyllic atmosphere… 🙂

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  2. oh oh OH!! Thank you for the info on Skagen yellow! I was JUST trying to describe how much I loved the yellow houses on Scandi Tv shows but totally lacked the proper descriptor! Now I can text my family members (we had a big discussion at Easter Brunch about Danish homes) and look real smart! 😉
    Thank you!
    ps. your ancestral home is gorgeous! Has it stayed in the family?

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    • I am glad to spread the word about dansk homes. Faergebo is not directly owned by my family anymore but it is such a small village that almost everyone there has some distant connection way back in their family line. Nice to hear from you Karen.

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  3. Those houses look so quaint. Love the photos.

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  4. Beautiful architecture and photos. 😀

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  5. M-R says:

    GORGEOUS, Amanda ! But you should be more honest: where will you find even one in Oz ? 😦

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  6. Kay says:

    Yellow is such an underused and cheery colour! Great pictures 🙂

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