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BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY EVENING

Av EvaLena Hallgren - 2 augusti 2015 20:37

A new month, and finally a nice warm day ...............woohooo..............we have been riding the bike all day on the coastline of Denmark......

But first I have to continue where I left off.

As usual Mom gets up way too early, I don't see the point ? we usually aren't going anywhere before noon anyway......first she makes coffee and than she HAS to clean ............you're right Lotta she's Obsessed ...

 

I try to stay in bed, but of course here comes the hurricane and everything has to be shaken and dusted and ......and and 

 

Oh well, I can't complain it's pretty nice up here in the alcove, and I can go back and nap on the front seat after my breakfast, treat and morning pee..........

 

Behind this door is my treats....................and don't you forget it ............

Before crossing the bridge we drove around on small country roads to see if there was anything we missed.  Mom had to pull over to answer the phone and there was these cute little girls giving treats to some big curly dogs.....................sheep Mom says.............oh yeah I remember..............I learned they play dead when in danger and wait for a chance to escape........... 

   

We're in farm country so it's a nice slow drive, and it smells funky ? ever since we got here Mom has been scrubbing the toilet over and over, almost accusing me on peeing inside ??................it's the OCEAN Mom !!! 

 

   


There's an awful lot of foam in the water ??? is it the Danes Laundry day  maybe ?

 


It smells funky from a lot of farm equipment too......................and when the farmes spread the shit.......uuuhhh ohhhh...stinky says Mom.............I say interesting.

 

 

We're now at the most southern point of Sweden,SMYGEHUK and there's a "clump" here too, just like in the Keys, but I can guarantee it's more than 90 miles to Cuba from here...

Limestone has been quarried in the area,and the "clump" is a kiln for burning the limestones, which was used for mortar and render, to white-wash houses.

 

The Merchant's Store was built at the beginning of the 19th century and was one of four trading posts here. Rumour has it that the store was used as a smugglers den during the Napoleonic war. It's a reminder of the hey-days of the maritime era, but now it's a tourist office, art and handicraft exhibitions, a cafe for "fika", and a whole host of summer events.

   

Mom met a lady that quilts, they chatted for some time..........and me as patient as usal just laid down and waited........what they talked about ?  .............I heard it all already

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In this province they combined the Swedish and the Danish flag and made it their own. Yellow from the Swedish, and red from the Danish. The Danish,which by the way is the The oldest, continuously used national flag. The current design of a white Scandinavian cross on a red back ground was adopted in 1625 and its square shape in 1748. In Denmark it is known as the 'Dannebrog' or 'Danish cloth'. Although Denmark was never part of the Roman Empire, similar designs were used by the Empire to represent provinces, as the white cross is symbolic of Christianity. The Scandinavian cross has its horizontal stripe slightly to the left hand side of the square as you face it...........

A guy came and showed off in his Ferrrari ...........not a very common car in Sweden, so it caused a lot of stares

 


this lady is making suet baskets  for the birds in the winter. I think it's branches from a willow tree she's using ...........Mom thought of getting one, but thinking the suet would melt in Florida..

 

 

 


A mini meatball factory,and I tried to talk the little girl in to getting me some balls, but she could have cared less about me ? strange kid ? very strange ?  maybe she wanted all the meatballs for herself ? 

 

 

There's a lot of windmills in the ocean

   


OK, so now we're finally ready to make the trip over the bridge and in to the tunnel to Denmark, cost about $ 55.00 each way. We're lucky Lucy is as short as she is, or the price would have been twice as much.

 

 

The Öresund bridge, is a double-track railway and road bridge across the strait between Sweden and Denmark. The bridge runs nearly 8 kilometres (5 miles) from the Swedish coast to the artificial island , which lies in the middle of the strait. The crossing of the strait is completed by a 4 km (2.5-mile) underwater tunnel on the Danish side. 

The Øresund Bridge is the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe. A data cable also uses the bridge to carry all Internet data transmission for Finland

 The justification for the additional expenditure and complexity related to digging a tunnel for part of the way, rather than raising that section of the bridge, was to avoid interfering with air traffic from the nearby Copenhagen airport,and to provide a clear channel for ships in good weather or bad, and to prevent ice floes from blocking the strait. 

 

     

We went North and to a town called HILLEROD, because Mom had decided she wanted to see Frederiksborg castle again................she was here more than 40 years ago ..................it was built in the first decades of the 17th century by King Christian IV, and is the largest and best kept renaissance architecture and craftmanship..............it's so ornate and gaudy so I think it'll make even Donald Trumps hair stand up..

 



We parked in the beautiful garden so I got to run before I got back on Lucy watch.  I don't care much about all this old stuff anyway..............but the garden was awesome.

       

there was this pond with pink lillys, I don't understand why I wasn't allowed to go for a swim ? becaue I just had a shower Mom said ..........but I rather swim 

 

looks like this lady just passed some wind ??   ;-)

 

These trees looks like spooky trolls !!!

 

This is a gate house ?

 

So at the front entrance is this giant fountain, and...............

well, for the people that's interested in knowing more about this place...........here's a link 

http://www.dnm.dk/UK/Forside.htm

         

Inside all rooms, every ceiling was either painted or had all little carvings on them...............people must have spent a lot of time laying on their backs looking up back than ?

           

I think my buddy Max would love to have this painting over his bed......but he'll need a bigger bedroom first...............and permission from his boss  ;-)

 

This was a cabinet that truly impressed Mom, it looks like a pitbull.............(.it was difficult to get good pictures in hre, since no flash was allowed) to use the wood grain so perfectly ......wow

 

   


The present Queen Margrethe II, wasn't selling out her wardrobe, she was just showing them off....

 

   

The Queen is known for her "down to earth" attitude.......... In January 2012, she celebrated her Ruby Jubilee marking 40 years on the Danish throne. she just turned 75 I think
 In her spare time, she enjoys painting and over the years she has held many art shows. Her illustrations were used for the Danish edition of The Lord of the Rings, under the pseudonym Ingahild Grathmer, after she sent them to J.R.R Tolkien who was instantly impressed by the royal's drawings.

 


Giant paintings everywhere, it would be spooky to live in this place ................

 

   

 

Uh Oh, this bed brought back memories from waaay back.................can't tell .........I'm not risking a cut in treats.

 

 

A lady is peeking out into the courtyard,.............

 

 

There was a wedding going on in the curch part, Castles have their own church ?? so there was a wait to get in, and this place was if possible even more ornate. How can you possible concentrate listen to a sermon when you have all this stuff to look at ................leess boring I guess 

     

There's faces, angels and little scenes everywhere

all these rooms and no kitchen ?

the stair wells was covered in an abundance of coat of arms

 

 

Outside the castle Mom saw these two little old ladies walking as fast as they could, both with their backpacks.............maybe they were running away from the senior center.............good for them if that's the case................maybe we should give them a lift ? ...............

 

 

Another bride on her way to get married in the castle...........guess that's a real popular thing to do.....

 

 

That's it for today, tomorrow we'll be going in to Copenhagen to stay a couple of days, it's only 20 km. so it'll be a short drive......I'll end today with a picture of an allium ?? from the castle garden

 

and a "something else" from the roadside

   

 

PS. I'll tell you about todays bike ride tomorrow

 

 

   

 

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