Monday, December 19, 2011

Den Gamle By

This weekend, Ed took me to a popular tourist attraction in Denmark, Den Gamle By--translated, The Old Town. It depicts the way life was in Denmark in the 1800's and also in the 1920's and 1970's.  It is the world's first open-air museum--opening in 1909.  According to the website, there are 75 historical houses 'in' the museum.  We decided that we probably went on the most popular day of the year--the weekend before Christmas.  It was packed. When we left, there was a long line out the door to buy tickets.  Despite constantly fighting the crowds of people, we managed to get a pretty good idea of what Christmas was like in Denmark in the 1800's.
If only store signs were still made with this much charm...

One of several working gardens

Over the canal

Most of the time (though not in this picture) people were right next to the passing horses, coaches & buggies...I managed to not have my feet run over or stepped on--I wonder how many people have not be so fortunate

I am a little disappointed that we didn't take the time to wait in line at the bakery...every shop looked like this though. Packed with people and usually a line.

Den Gamle By on December 18, 2011

1 comment:

  1. I would have at leasted waiting in line for the bakery!!! Did you see those pretzels hanging in the window......yummmmmmmmmm! :)