09 October 2010

Two tatters touring, part 1

I want to share a little about the things Liyarra and I went to see while she was here. First I want to tell about our trip to Skagen which is located at the top of the peninsula called Jutland and 2-3 hours away from where I live.
We had hired a car and Liyarra was courageous enough to be our driver. The picture below show 4 things we saw there.
From around 1880 and some 25 years on the small town of Skagen was a place where some famous Danish painters went for the summer and they have done some incredible expensive paintings from the area that today is a part of our heritage. The first picture is taken from outside the museum which we had to visit so Liyarra could see some of the paintings she had become familiar with.
The second picture shows the northern tip of Jutland where two seas meet - the Kattegat and the Skagerak - and it is a custom to go there and stand with one feet in each sea. So we of course had to do that too and we were so lucky that the weather was so sunny and a bit warm, so it was a nice experience.

The third picture shows a typical house from Skagen. In the center of the old town almost all the small houses are painted in a specific yellow colour and have red roofs. The streets are so narrow that 2 cars can hardly drive by each other.
Skagen is definitely a fishing town. There used to be more than 200 fishingboats in this small town but today there's 35 left. The boats of our time are of course bigger and there are also a lot of boats from foreign countries loading their cargo of fish in that town. The picture with the red houses shows where the fish is brought on auction and some have been turned into restaurants today.
Skagen is a very lovely little town to visit and the light up there is so special because it is surrounded by water on 3 sides. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the neighbourhood. And I can assure you that the fish taste very good.

Pattern designed by Lene Bjoern and done in one of my new Lizbeth threads size 40.


Maureen said...

Thank you fort posting this - it's so interesting, and with both you and Tatskool sharing your travels, I am learning a lot!

Looking forward to the next chapter!

Unknown said...

Love the heart! So glad you had fun with Liyarra!