but this time I deeply disappointed myself.
May Turkish Airways have mercy.
|Rømersgade 22, København|
|In 1915 five of the children were still living at home: Karen (27) ran the household; Kristian (26) worked in the Copenhagen Free Port; Anna (21) was about to enter domestic service; and Yrsa (19) as well as Olga (17) were in domestic service in upper-class households.|
|Karne Marie Sørensen was a housewife |
and managed the family's laundry.
The colour scheme of the kitchen is the traditional Danish ‘kitchen’ blue
with a larder, a plate rack on the wall, and a fine cast iron kitchen range.
The kitchen sink is made of iron and is edged in tinplate.
Over the sink there is a single cold-water tap.
|The same area as above, the heart of Kobenhavn, 340 years later.|
|Today, on my way to the Christansborg palace, |
I sneaked into this private medieval courtyard;
I just had to see modern life in an ancient space.
|Another medieval Danish residential setting.|
|I took this picture in Sweden during February 2014.|
|Living in the land of the troll and next to the library that house the Scandinavian collection of children and youth literature . .|
I was due to meet some of the shy folks.
Far to the North where the winter storms whip the weather-beaten coasts,
you will find a long and narrow country.
Here you see dark forests with moonlitlakes,
deep fjords surrounded by mighty snowcapped mountains,
and long rivers and cold streams cascading down the mountain sides.
Nowadays this country is covered by snow and ice only six months a year.
A long, long time ago, however, there existed a massive glacier
that brooded over the entire country for thousands of years.
|Trolls by Brian & Wendy Froud|
|Father Troll has had enough, |
he wraps himself up in a blanket,
goes to sleep and waits for spring to arrive.
Illustrated by Rolf Lidberg.
|In this sixteenth century drawing, |
trolls are aligned with supernatural power over the environment.
By Olaus Magnus.
Historia de Gentibus Septentrionalibus (History of the Northern Peoples)
Printed in Rome 1555.
Others had trees and rough moss-like growth all over their heads and noses.
|"Nej,sicken liten puttefnasker!" |
Illustrated by John Bauer