I was about to touch and photography history. This impressive Rune stone was raised in the 10th century at a time when the Vikings had their seat of power in Jelling, Denmark. The stones have stood there since. In 2008, four years after this photo was taken, UNESCO determined that the stones were weathering and needed extra protection and suggested moving them to an indoor location.
The sensible Danes found a compromise and built a glass cover over them, whilst leaving them in their original position. I don’t know if you can still touch and feel them, as we were able to, in 2004. It was a bizarre feeling touching something from that era.
This meets Ailsa’s from Where’sMyBackpack’s criteria of ancient, at least in my mind. Jelling is a beautiful town and I often ponder my time there.
Ailsa at the always interesting Where’s My Backpack has given us the travel theme of Yellow. Immediately, it reminded me of the yellow houses one sees in Denmark. “Skagen” yellow to be precise.
Skagen is a town in the very northern tip of Denmark, a favourite place for 19 th century Scandinavian artists due to the light found there. Read more about Skagen’s yellow quarter here
The old classrooms also were painted skagen yellow it seems.
Skagen yellow housese
more Skagen Yellow houses
in the villages
on the river
in the museums
Still seen today on the shopping street
Vikings like the yellow too.
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Skagen yellow, my subject for Ailsa’s travel theme for this week.
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Sculpture is the word from Ailsa at Where’s My Backpack for this week’s travel theme.
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The above photo is a sculpture in Christchurch, New Zealand honouring those that died in the 9/11 disaster at the World Trade Centre in America. Little did I know that 2 weeks after taking this photo, they were to have their own disaster in the form of a devastating earthquake in an otherwise relatively earthquake free zone. But, it is New Zealand, and this is a risk.
Wig Hansen’s Men of the Sea Sculptures, over 9 metres tall, no appendages! Watching out over the ocean on the West Coast of Denmark, at Esbjerg.
But the piece de resistance has to be from Vigeland Sculpture Park in Majorstuen, Oslo
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