Tools

Tools of the Trade

Shoemaker’s Shop , Den Gamble By (Old Town), Aarhus, Denmark

 

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Outstanding Standing Out

For King Erik the Mad

Costume from Erik XIV, 1974, designed by Lars Juhl, hand woven by Else Duch, The Theater Museum at the Court Theater, Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark

The King’s costume from Erik XIV by August Strindberg. The 1974 Kaspar Rostrup production was staged at The Royal Theater in Copenhagen, with costumes designed by Lars Juhl and hand woven by Else Duch. Several of the costumes are currently displayed on the stage of The Theater Museum at the Court Theater, Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Eric XIV was King of Sweden from 1560 until he was deposed in 1568. Early in his reign he showed signs of mental instability and eventually became insane. After being deposed, he was imprisoned and possibly murdered. A  1959 examination of his remains showed he may have died of arsenic poisoning.

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Living in Orange Houses

Oozing Charm

Møllestien, Street of Charming, Painted Houses, Aarhus, Denmark

Møllestien (the mill lane) is an ancient street in the center of Aarhus, with origins dating back to the time of the Vikings.  Today’s Møllestien, with its small houses and cobblestone pavement, showcases 19th-century working class housing. It is regarded by many as the most beautiful street in Aarhus.  The area suffered a serious decline beginning in the 1920s, and by 1960 had become abandoned and derelict.  Plans to demolish the entire area were revised when artists and students renovated a short section of the street and painted the houses vibrant colors. Most of the existing houses were built between 1870 and 1885. Several of the houses can be rented by the night. Møllestien is in all the guidebooks. I found it a bit difficult to locate.

 

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Reflections

Mill Pond Reflections

Mill pond, Den Gamle By, Aarhus, Denmark

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Yo, Ho, Ho and A Barrel of Rum

Barrel on deck of sailboat on the canal at Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark

Columns

Church Columns

Gothic Columns and Vaults, 1449-1500,  Aarhus Cathedral, Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus Cathedral, as it now exists, was built in the Gothic style between 1449 and 1500. Like the exterior, the columns are made of brick, rather than marble or another stone. Prior to the Reformation, at which time the walls were painted to cover the frescoes, the natural brick might have been exposed. The painting decorating the vaults which the columns support was restored in 1990.

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