HANNA'S WALK

The old town of Elsinore is like stepping into a fairy tale. One sunny day we went for a stroll from the harbour to Kronborg Castle. Old medieval buildings lure with history, interesting facts and legends. Elsinore and Kronborg Castle always entice with a tale.

Mural, Hamlet
To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;
No more; and, by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to, ’tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish’d. To die, to sleep;
To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub.

William Shakespeare, Hamlet


Copyright © Hanna Greenwood, Hanna’s Walk 2016.

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Elsinore by Wikipedia

I’m standing on top of the Citadel’s ramparts looking over the harbour while swallows fly closely by. I am sure the birds benefit from the steep ramparts one way or another.

Particularly two traditions link the Citadel to the public holiday, Stor Bededag and the night before.

Best known is the custom of eating warm wheat buns on Stor Bededags evening. The reason is that not even the bakers were supposed to work from sundown the night before Stor Bededag and throughout the following day.
Therefore very large wheat buns were baked the day before which people could take home to heat and eat the next day.

However, the wheat buns were eaten the same night – while they were still warm and crisp.
Today it is possible to buy the wheat buns all over when Stor Bededag is approaching.

The second tradition normally associated with Stor Bededag, was the habit of Copenhagen’s bourgeoisie walking on the ramparts on the evening of Stor Bededag. The custom can be traced back to the 1700s and is said to be caused by the melodious chimes of Our Lady Church’s carillon, which lured people of Copenhagen out on a stroll to enjoy the newly sprouted, spring green linden and chestnut trees.

The carillon was set up in 1747 and destroyed by the British bombardment in 1807 the church’s spire was hit and crashed into the main building, which burned completely.

It seems that the tradition once again is popular among people from Copenhagen and every day might work

Notes
Useful information on this site: Copenhagenet.dk
Kastellet
Kastellet, Copenhagen, Wikipedia

Is this the top of the tower, Mom? The boy stepped out into the sunlight as the first of a small English family. He looked eagerly over the red-tiled roofs of Copenhagen, with the beautiful verdigris copper spires and towers.
I can take a photo he said and soon the little group established themselves in front of a lovely boy with a camera.

They chose the right day to enjoy the view from Rundetårn. There is an obvious reason to consider the other towers in Copenhagen, when standing at the top of Rundetårn.

Frelserkirken, Christianshavn

Frelserkirken, Christianshavn

The view is spectacular and so is the sight of the Saviour’s Church. I told the family about the famous spiral ramp on the outside of the tower and how it inspired Jules Verne in his book, A trip to the bowels of the earth.
But I forgot to tell them about the English Bombardment of Copenhagen in 1807 and how the soldiers chose to aim after the spires in Copenhagen. Luckily the Saviour’s Church survived but Our Lady Church, Vor Frue Kirke, burned down and so did many old buildings in the centre of the city.

The Sea and the Ferry

Overfarten mellem Hundested og Rørvig er altid fuld af forventning. Rørvig er unik dansk natur, og sandstrandene hører til blandt de bedste i Danmark.
Vejret var flot for en uge siden. Vinden var tæt på stormstyrke, men med solskin.
Det var min plan at gå ud på Hov Vig Nakke, men vejret slog om undervejs, og sorte skyer lovede masser af regn, da færgen nåede Rørvig.
Jeg besluttede mig for en kortere tur, og tog færgen tilbage.
Det var godt det samme, da det bliver tidligt mørkt 🙂

Hvor er vi henne?  Hundested – Rørvig

Isefjord Hundested i solnedgang

‘I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in’
By John Muir

Med toget ud i Lyngby Åmose

Jeg er altid en naturoplevelse rigere, når jeg er gået igennem Lyngby Åmose.
Fiskehejrene er næsten tamme, og I kan komme relativt tæt på, hvis I respekterer fuglens naturlige grænser, og ikke overskrider dens privatsfære.
For et par dage siden så jeg en flok troldænder vugge afsted på vandet, og for en uge siden oplevede jeg en meget stor flok grønsisker i træerne lige over mig.
I kan se og opleve fuglen på Dansk Ornitologisk Hjemmeside, klik her

Kajakklubberne starter snart deres træning, og Baadfarten reparerer og maler deres smukke både. Jeg var så heldig at få en snak med maleren og med skibsbyggeren.
Vinduer og dele af træværket er ved at blive udskiftet, og når båden kommer i vandet, skal den have nyt tagpap på.
Der lugter ikke af tjære, men foråret er alligevel på vej.

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Bor I midt inde i København, kan I tage toget fra Københavns Hovedbanegård.
Rejsen varer 21 minutter.
På Jernbanepladsen i Lyngby drejer I til venstre, og fortsætter langs jernbanen. På 10 minutter er I fremme ved Lyngby Sø.
I kan sagtens have en barnevogn med på turen.

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