30.8.14

THE LIGHTHOUSE FALLING INTO THE SEA










HC and I both agreed that this was the most memorable place for us in Denmark.

They used to have a museum right by the light tower but being pitched right in the middle of a huge migrating sand dune, the museum quickly got buried in just 10 years and was moved elsewhere. The tower is still standing but the coast is getting eroded so fast, they predict it'll simply fall into the sea in the next decade or so.

We reached there in the evening and there were no one but ourselves and the strong winds, shifting sands that were whipping to touch and the sudden, sharp drop from the edge of the cliffs into the big wide sea. There were no barriers, no signs, nothing to warn you about what's coming ahead, just a narrow winding path that suddenly melts into an endless sea of sand and you're upon the dune. 

It was one of the most lonesome places I've ever seen.

Read more about it here.



27.8.14

LAST BITS FROM AARHUS



Somehow I like these two together.

On to Copenhagen next!



26.8.14

THE COFFEE SHOP AT THE LIGHTNING FACTORY







We had coffee at an interesting outfit called the LYNfabrikken, which literally means the Lightning Factory in Danish.

It was so filled with creatives and their Macs (and only Macs) that I had this irresistible itch to want to pull out a Vaio and see what happens (it was a lucky thing I had no laptop with me), but it was a really nice place to hang out on a sunny Aarhus afternoon.



23.8.14

FROM THE OLD TO THE NOT SO NEW

Random bits from Den Gamle By, moving from the old to the not-so-new.



I think there was a lot more taste and sense in packaging in the old days.

The home of Miss Sneum, the headmistress who donated her home in its entirety to the museum.

Another version. The 70s nuclear family.

All that furniture from the mid century era. Beautiful designs from so long ago, yet so relevant today.





A 70s commune, kids from well-to-do middle class families who wanted to be anything but middle-class. Cool factor determined by how well you could quote Marx. The re-creation was so well done, I half expected the occupants to come back anytime and find me on their sofa.




All the while I was shooting the rooms I was thinking, gosh, it must be so fun to work for the FVF.




9.8.14

AARHUS












From top: 

Walking, looking, admiring. I'm not sure why, but I might have loved the vibe in Aarhus a wee bit more than Copenhagen.

Dinner in the blue hour at Kirsten & Peder's. We had takeaways from our favourite cafe again, this time in the garden. 

Saying our thank yous to the most wonderful hosts. It was so interesting talking to them about languages, cultures and different way of seeing things that we unconsciously chatted late into the night on the last day. We learnt so much about Denmark from them.



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