In the air

A trip in a carousel runs as known in circles.
Provides a speculative view of the surroundings.
Angles not commonly seen – bird’s eye view.
Here in the little german town of Husum near the danish-german border.
Very close to the Wadden Sea, which facing the North Sea.
Ranging from southern danish Jutland, along Germany to the north of Holland.

All inspired from wonderful “Restlessjo” and her “Monday walk” themes.

A different ghost story

Sønderborg Castle by the harbor in the southernmost of the danish peninsula Jutland.

A walk inspired from wonderful “Restlessjo” and her “Monday walk” themes.

Down in the basement of the castle there are four grave crypts with several sarcophagis.
There is only access for very few and only in relation to the ducal family.
Used until the middle of the 1800s – can usually only visited once a year.

Up to the opening, so cleaning is to be done for the visit.
The crypt had been locked since the year before.
From the late 1960s when the cleaning people came in.
So they saw the sarcophagis had moved several centimeters, happens then every year.

So the stories start that the old duke has returned as a ghost.
The ghost stories won’t die, until many years after so the sarcophagis stops moving
There was just as much wonder over it stops as when it started.

The secret of the sarcophagis was just outside.
At the quay a few meters from the castle’s wall, during this period with small cruise ships.
Cruise over Flensburg Fjord to Germany with cheap food and drink aboard.
The bumps from the ships propagated with shaking and the sarcophagis moved a little.

In the middle of the history

Dragsholm Castle is one of the oldest functioning secular buildings in Denmark.
With plenty of historical glimpses deposited in the walls, already mentioned in 1313.
Bishop-castle, royal castle, state prison – now famous restaurant with accommodation.
Most prominent prisoner is the scottish earl James Hepburn, who sat in the basement.
A young noble woman was walled alive in a wall all because she loved the wrong one.
These two appear like ghosts at the castle to this day yet.
Want to meet the Earl, the White Lady, the Grey Lady and some more, stay up at night.

A walk inspired from wonderful “Restlessjo” and her “Monday walk” themes.

The castle mirrored in one of the small castle ponds.

An other pond and the old building for the inside staff of the castle.

Perhaps those two old trees remember, in the past ships sailed right to the castle.

Amazing spice herb garden, under the responsibility of the chef.

 Old old tree half dead and half very much alive.

On track of the past

Bryrup and Vrads, two villages in each end of the about 5 km long track.

From the last of the 1800s until about 50 years ago.
Denmark had really many small local railways.
Then there came times when it became modern to abolish them.
What many citizens and decision makers regret today.
Sommige waren helemaal verdwenen en werden deel van landbouwland.
Others became recreational trails, biking trails, riding trails, etc.
A few places still have the rails with vintage trains, always in private administration.
Just for summer events and a lot of tourists.

A walk inspired from wonderful “Restlessjo” and her “Monday walk” themes.

Southern norwegian mood

A statue of the danish King Kristian IV, the founder of norwegian city of Kristiansand.
At that time, the two countries were in one community.
Many ancient cultures and military personalities, which people think are danish.
They are actually norwegian born, eg Ludvig Holberg, Peder Tordenskjold, Olaf Rye.
The two architects of the Danish Constitution, in fact it was a holsteiner and a norwegian.

A walk inspired from wonderful “Restlessjo” and her “Monday walk” themes.

Kristiansand is a “odd” city, said with a glimpse in the eye.
Geography doesn’t lie, but at times the climate can be completely southern european.

Old fascinating norwegian construction.

Summer mood in Kristiansand.

The cathedral is a story in itself, but the tower sets the blue sky in relief.

The famous norwegian mountains, they continue right into the city.

The forests on the mountainsides can become completely rainforest-like.

Cityscape in Kristiansand.