13 October 2010

Two tatters touring, part 2

A few days after the trip to Skagen Liyarra and I went east to Zeeland where we were staying for a few days. One of the places we visited were the town of Roskilde where we visited both the Cathedral and the Viking Ships.
First picture shows some houses from the area close to the cathedral. It is an old town founded more than 1000 years ago and it's got a lot of old houses from within the last 3-400 years.
There are a couple of older churches in Roskilde but the big cathedral dominates the center of the town. It can be seen on 3 of the pictures to the left.
The building started around 1170 AD and it is the only Danish cathedral build in the genuine English style really. It really is both big and beautiful, and it is a very significant landmark in our national history.
The pictures to the right shows some of the inside of the church. Since 1536 all Danish monarchs have been buried in this church and all in all 2/3 of all the known kings in this country are buried here in seperate chapels with paintings and ornaments by artists.
The last picture shows a little brown squirrel which almost ran me over while was sitting on a bench and I was so lucky to be able to catch it with my camera, lol.
In Roskilde is also the museum with the 5 viking ships that was discovered in the fiord 50 years ago. In the picture above you see first a reconstruction of one of the ships that a couple of years ago sailed all the way to Dublin and back the next summer and some work in progress.
The museum is also the national center for reconstructions of ships and therefore have a sort of a harbour and a ship yard where they make the vessels with the tools from that time (the middle pictures). At the bottom pictures of the original 5 ships in the exhibition hall.
And finally a picture of some tatting. It is the the bookmark pattern that I never seem to get tired of doing. These 2 are done in some new Lizbeths size 40 and size 20.


Tatskool said...

Super story, keep 'em coming.

Fox said...

Hi, Susanne,
The pictures are fascinating! Sounds like an interesting tour that you two did.

I love the bookmark with the little flowers. What pattern is that? The thread you used is perfect.
Fox : )

Unknown said...

That is so cool that you got to tour around with Liyarra! :D

Anonymous said...

could you share the pattern for this bookmark? I love the way the color comes out on the rings with the white chains separating them.