On the 1st of April last year it was announced that Giro d’Italia would begin in Denmark in 2012. Of course we all took it as an April fools’ joke. But no joke as I established myself yesterday when I went all the way to the city of Herning to watch the time trial prologue of the race. Never has so much Italian been spoken in those parts and never have so many Danish men and boys worn so much pink.
These guys focused more on beer than pink but their enthusiasm was unambiguous when they rooted for both riders and fellow cycling fans. Like me and my family passing by…
Today the race goes the farthest North any of the large races have ever gone and even though I think it is slightly, well… off, a lot of Danes are having a lot of fun seeing their cycling heroes up close. So hooray for the Giro!
I had a wonderful experience on Saturday when I witnessed a performance of Hamlet with the weird ensemble The Tiger Lillies. The text was cut down to a minimum and replaced by physical action and music. It was very good. And you can still go if you are in Copenhagen – they play until the 12 May at Republique. My warmest recommendations.
The Tiger Lillies are new to me but it’s wonderful to have discovered them. So now I will share with you too! This is from their adaptation of the book Der Struwwelpeter so… burning children and such…
Look, look, look:
“Why not start with some cows after having neglected the blog for more than a month?”, I thought. So… running cows. They ran out of their barn last Sunday when all the Danish ecological cows were let loose because spring had finally arrived. So a lot a people, me included, went to a farm to watch that. It’s fun to see because the cows are so giddy, jumping around and mooing a lot. And falling over a bit too.
There you go. Cows.
When I was a child television was somewhat limited. One channel. And every night at six there was half an hour of children’s tv. And sometimes they would add a couple of minutes showing something edifying – like how different products are made. It would just be images from some factory and a voiceover – a man and a child – the man explaining and the child asking questions. And that was it. And I loved it. Toothpaste, marbles, cakes – all sorts of things.
So when I saw this on youtube I was delighted! How ink is made. And then something as important and discrete as ink. We see it all day long and never think about it. Working with images and printing I know how important a good quality ink and a top printer are.
This photo has been hanging on my granny’s fridge for years. It shows her aunt and uncle and it looks like the cub and uncle are thinking the same: “when will this be over?” while auntie is enjoying herself immensely. I would too!
I have no idea where they are – some zoo, but in Denmark? With that palm tree behind them? Did they travel? Hmm, perhaps, but not likely. Will have to ask granny about it…
Rome and snow is an intriguing combination. That was the conclusion my sister and I drew last week after being met by closed doors at the Colosseum, the Forum Romanum, the Galleria Borghese and the Pantheon due to “emergenza neve” – they felt that 5 centimeters of snow would make these sites too dangerous for the public. Coming from Denmark we thought it hilarious but ok, this was the greatest snowfall Rome had experienced for 27 years.
In the photo the Spanish steps are being cleared of snow under a bright blue sky that made the whole Rome-in-snow-experience quite a beautiful one.
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