Thursday, November 11, 2010

Odense and Hans Christian Anderson

A street in Odense

Paper cutout by H.C Anderson

3-D paper cutout by H.C Anderson

We did take a trip over to Odense (about a 20-30 minute drive from Svendborg) to go see the Hans Christian Anderson museum which has been built around the house purported to be where he was born. While the house is nothing exciting, the exhibits showing his paper cut outs were amazing. Definitely worth the visit if you happen to find yourself in Odense one day (third largest city in Denmark - so chances could be high).

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


A couple more photos of the Sound (or Sund - in Danish) near where the BFG's parent's live.

Vindeby Harbour

Svendborg Sund Bridge

So the week we spent in Denmark, we had ONE sunny day and I'm so glad we got to go to Ærøskøbing which in on the island of Ærø. This meant a trip on the ferry and the BFG's dad took the car. (If you read the Denmark section in Bill Bryson's book "Neither here nor There", he talks about taking ferries in Denmark and the whole time we were on the ferry I was reminded of his book.)


Church in Ærøskøbing


Doors of Ærøskøbing

Summer house - Ærøskøbing

Smoked Mackeral and beer

We decided to go to Ærøskøbing after reading about it in my very old "Europe on a Shoestring" Lonely Planet guide (the one I bought the first time I went to Europe but didn't read at all the whole time I was there!). But in that guide, they called it Ao which is either an oversight in Editor's proofreading, or they couldn't get the Æ letter to happen on their printers (I couldn't work out how to get these Danish letters to appear either. I've just been copying and pasting what the BFG had typed previously in my Picasso albums!!)