Tuesday, January 17, 2012

"Roadtrip" to Fyn

On Saturday, we had planned to go to Egeskov Slot.
Read or see more pictures here
However, when we arrived, we realized that we should have checked the hours first because the gates were locked... As I discovered later, they will not reopen until April so I suppose that this view of the castle will have to do for now.  Instead of seeing a castle, we spent the rest of the afternoon driving along narrow roads to Assens to have lunch.  We stopped along the way to look at a church...

Church in Brobyværk

As an American, I don't think I will ever tire of seeing buildings that were built in 1200AD
Crypt in bottom of church--another thing that is unseen in most of America (or all of America)

 ....visit a goose and a pony...

Ed crossed the street and they crossed the field and came right up to say Hi

Either the goose thought he was a pony, or the pony a goose--they were never more than a few feet apart
Ed taking the pony's picture
...and see some boats in the harbor at Assens, a town that used to be home to the ferry crossed between Fyn and Jutland before the bridges were built

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Your Rainbow Panorama

I hate to say it, seeing as how I am only 6 months into it, but blogging is tiring.  I don't know how some people consistently write long, interesting, photo-filled posts every day.  It is admirable, but probably will never be me.  Anyway, today, Ed and I headed out on another daytrip to ARoS--the Århus art museum. When living in DC, I visited many museums, art and otherwise was always overwhelmed by the amount of art pieces or reading that was included. There were even a few museums that I had to return to several times. I would say that ARoS is the perfect size and has some of the most fun installations that I have ever seen.  My new favorite artist for today is Olafur Eliasson.  I will not bore you with additional details about him or the museum, but will say that if you're living in Denmark-visit the museum!  You will not regret it.  So without further delay, a million pictures...

Entrance to ARoS

Your Rainbow Panorama

I thought the people inside made all the pictures more interesting

Downtown Århus

"The inverted panorama house" Not sure where the name was derived but it was interesting

Inside of ARoS, looking down

Sign before entering Your atmospheric Colour Atlas

It was a large room filled with dense fog and colored lights.  It was really disorienting, and just weird feeling

Navigation Star, another Olafur Eliasson


My favorite part, his pink elbows

"Forecast" Denmark is the perfect country to collect wind-ravaged umbrellas

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Merry belated Christmas!

Before we even arrived in Denmark, Ed and I planned our first Christmas together away from the States. I don't recall exactly how the location was picked, but we booked our hotel in Kitzbühel Austria in August or September.  It was a great week spent with friends in a 'cute' town and cozy hotel. 

We left on the 21st, spent the night in Würtzburg Germany and arrived in Kitzbühel on the 22nd. 
Würtzburg Christmas Market
We stopped at InterSport to pick out my Christmas present and while waiting for skis to be finished, I made a quick visit to a bakery (which surprises no one :) and then

  arrived at our hotel just in time since it was snowing 'cats and dogs'.
'our' fireplace

Snowy Mouse Car
On the evening of the 22nd, we met up with some friends of ours for dinner

From the 23rd through the 25th, we spent the days skiing & exploring the town with friends
New skis--and a great nerdy look to go with em.

Downtown Kitzbühel

I love the colored buildings..

Austrians know how to decorate for Christmas

Snowy Kitzbühel--for the first 2 days, the clouds never left the valley despite being somewhat clear in the mountains
Finally, the sun came out at the top of the mountain!

Jeremiah's "texas briefcase"

Snowy Chapel in the Mountains

Lift ticket
Christmas Morning--clouds finally left!