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    • Day1

      Aalborg

      June 10, 2021 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

      Aalborg ass eng immens lieweg Studente Staat. Super flott mat ville Butteker an enger schéiner Promenade laanscht de Floss. Mer hu lécker giess bei dem Street food market, wou och direkt niewt dem Airbnb woa. Super begeeschter vun dëser Staat 🎉Read more

    • Day7

      Wikingergrabstätte

      October 21, 2022 in Denmark ⋅ ☁️ 10 °C

      Das Gräberfeld bei Lindholm Høje liegt in Jütland und ist mit knapp 700 Gräbern das größte seiner Art. Die Anlage wurde zwischen 800 und 1.000 nach Christus errichtet. Die Wikinger verbrannten ihre Toten und setzten die Asche anschließend zusammen mit Grabbeigaben bei. Die Gräber wurden anschließend mit Steinsetzungen markiert. In der Mitte dieser befindet sich ein sogenannter Bautastein. So heißen die stehenden Steine in Skandinavien. Manche der Steinsetzungen wiesen auch die Form eines Schiffes auf.Read more

    • Day70

      Bis nach Aalborg

      June 30, 2020 in Denmark ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

      Weiterhin hält sich das April Wetter, so beschlossen wir entlang der Ostküste, an schönen Ausblicken vorbei, bis nach Aalborg zu fahren.
      Doch keine Stadt ist so schön bei Regen wie sie bei Sonnenschein sein könnte. Dennoch fanden wir ein paar schöne Straßen und am Hafen Hängematten und Stühle.
      Doch das Highlight befand sich am Rand des Stadtkerns. The singing Trees - verschiedenste Musiker die hier waren pflanzten einen Baum. Darunter gibt es eine Box, die die Best of's spielt wenn man auf den Knopf drückt. Wie Kinder liefen wir in den Bäumen umher bis wir endlich BB Kings Baum fanden.
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      Traveler

      Witzige Idee

      7/3/20Reply
      Traveler

      Trotz Wolken sehr reizvoll

      7/3/20Reply
      Traveler

      Die Idee ist der Knaller. Aber ich finde es sieht bisschen nach Friedhof aus. Hätte man die Säulen nicht bunt gestalten können? 🤔

      7/4/20Reply
       
    • Day22

      Spaces for People

      July 15, 2022 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 61 °F

      We dropped into the Utzon Center on the campus of the University of Aalborg today. That visit may have changed my life.

      As a boy Jorn Utzon developed a love of simple, curved open spaces in his father’s boatbuilding shop. Getting jobs as a carpenter as a teen-ager also gave him an appreciation of building techniques. Admitted to the school of architecture at the University of Copenhagen just before World War II, Utzon honed his skills as a designer. However, he was always more interested in daydreaming than studying. He fell in with a crowd of musicians and artists at the university, and for a time seriously thought about becoming a sculptor. Utzon later said that the thing he loved about art and music is that there were no rules to follow. Every work of art and every piece of music sets its own rules, and the creator essentially follows the rules that his piece dictates to him. His grandfather persuaded him to stay in architecture, but Utzon never really could say whether architecture was an art or a craft for him. That ambiguity turned out to be a blessing because for the rest of his life Jorn Utzon designed buildings that were sculpture.

      His sculpted buildings were not complex just for the sake of art, however. On the contrary, some of his structures are simple—primitively simple. His own home, which he built in 1952 in Hellebaek, Denmark was essentially a box made of concrete block and plywood, with a few supporting steel beams. Yet, the overarching theme of his designs is reflected in the axiom “buildings should be spaces for people.” By this it seems he meant that a home, for example, should be a place that has what a family needs, with nothing that the family does not need. If walls and separate rooms are not absolutely necessary, then they should not be in the design of a house. His homes have large, open multifunctional spaces, not boxy, individual rooms. In fact, the only area with a definite purpose is the kitchen, and even it is not separated from the spacious living area. The south wall of his Hellebaek House consists of sliding glass window-walls so that the inside and the outside merge into one living space. Later homes, including “Can Lis,” his retirement home in Mallorca, continue this simple theme.

      All of this is not to say, however, that Utzon could not build a complex building. His experience as a boatbuilder wedded him to notions of curves, swells, and depressions in a building’s fabric. Despite his apparent love of simplicity, Utzon was often heard to say that an architect must live on the very edge of the impossible. Perhaps his best known design is the Sidney Opera House. Yet despite the complexities of its construction, its glass walls facing the water make it open to the outside, and it contains everything that is needed, and nothing that is not.

      Before his death in 2008 he created a foundation which funds the Utzon Center, a nexus for architectural education and a think-tank for architectural design. Its customers include children, tourists, architectural students, and professional architects from all over the world. Our visit there today led us to permanent exhibits recalling the life of Jorn Utzon and the development of his ideas. A temporary exhibit shows a number of very simple holiday houses. Architects at the university are using Utzon’s ideas and designs to make small, affordable, cozy vacation homes. These contrast sharply with the mega-mansions that many families now build for their beach houses or their getaway homes. In some cases, the getaway homes are larger and more opulent than the owners’ permanent residences.

      So how did today’s visit change me? I’m at the place where I may need to begin thinking about the next chapter of my life. The notion of downsizing is certainly something I may need to consider in the years to come. Jorn Utzon the theologian believed that ordinary space is sacred. Jorn Utzon the prophet calls us back to a kind of simplicity, to a type of shelter that has everything one needs and nothing that one does not need. Jorn Utzon the architect calls us back to the notion that our buildings should simply be spaces for people. Nothing more. Nothing less.

      #MyVikingJourney
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      Traveler

      Happy to see that you are taking some relaxation time, lol

      7/16/22Reply
      Traveler

      Minimalist kitchen for sure!

      7/16/22Reply
       
    • Day9

      Aalborg

      April 23, 2022 in Denmark ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

      Rund eine Stunde benötigt es, um von Hirtshals nach Aalborg zu kommen. Das Wetter ist sonnig und so entscheiden wir uns kurzerhand für einen Stopp.

      Die Stadt wirkt ganz nett, zieht uns allerdings nicht unbedingt in ihren Bann. Also keine Option für einen Tagesaufenthalt oder gar eine Übernachtung.

      Wir bleiben 2 Stündchen, gehen die Innenstadt ab, trinken Kaffee und ziehen weiter…
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    • Day9

      Aalborg & Ålborg Bugt

      July 3, 2022 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

      Tag 8

      Ein großes Ziel war der De Syngende Træer (Park of Music). Natürlich interessierte uns auch die Stadt, aber dieser Park war unser Highlight. So viele verschiedene Künstler, die über die Jahre dazu kamen. Ein Muss für jeden der in Aalborg ist.

      Auf dem Rückweg ging es entlang der Ålborg Bugt. Dort erwischte uns ein atemberaubendes Wetterphänomen. Auf der einen Seite des Steges schien die Sonne auf der anderen Seite gewitterte es.

      Ein erlebnisreicher Tag war das.
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    • Day22

      Aalborg—A Salty Old Dame

      July 15, 2022 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 61 °F

      Aalborg is a charming little city. It reminds me of Durham, North Carolina. The central part of the downtown area is lovely, with half-timbered medieval buildings and large brick edifices surviving from the nineteenth century. All have been restored to their original pristine elegance. There is a wonderful university here, but much of the town is devoted to industry. The riverbank is dotted with concrete factories, boat builders, coal-fired electric power plants, and other manufacturing concerns.

      We spent an hour meandering through the beautiful old building that houses the city’s museum of history. The upper floors tell the story of medieval Aalborg with clothing and paintings from this area. Of special interest is a complete room lifted from an ancient palace, now destroyed, and dropped it its entirely into the third floor of the museum building. The trail traces the city’s history up through the modern period with Aalborg’s many industrial plants. A separate exhibit details the town’s vigorous opposition to the German invasion in World War II, along with subsequent protests. Most of these later militant movements revolved around the town’s opposition to fracking by the oil industry.

      Aalborg is like Durham. Her beauty is more than skin deep. She has had her time in the limelight and her seasons of obscurity. Though she will never make it onto the pages of Denmark’s glamor magazines, the nation would be poorer without her. Aalborg, like Durham is a salty old dame as real as they come.
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    • Day1

      B&B in Aalborg

      July 25, 2022 in Denmark ⋅ 🌧 19 °C

      Na in totaal 4.5 uur vertraging door file onderweg zijn we bij onze B&B in Aalborg! De eerste en laatste geboekte locatie voor de komende week.

      Aangezien onze boot naar Kristiansand van morgen is gecanceld nu maar afwachten of er morgen plek voor ons is op een andere boot ...Read more

    • Day3

      Stenen kijken

      September 7, 2022 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

      We zijn hier op een viking begraafplaats. Hier zien we stenen die echt al heel oud zijn, echt al ouder dan mijn papa en mama. Iets uit de IJzertijd heb ik mama horen zeggen.

      Oh ja. Ik ben ook van een steen afgevallen, maar het gaat goed met mij.Read more

    • Day7

      Lindholm Høje

      August 12, 2019 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

      Ein alter Vikingerfriedhof. Heutzutage eine Schafsweide mit einem kleinen angrenzendem Museum.
      Das Museum ist heute leider geschossen. Dennoch kann man frei auf dem Friedhof spazieren und es ist wirklich sehr beeindruckend und ehrfurchtsvoll.Read more

      Samuel Cross

      Very special place!

      8/16/19Reply
       

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