Today it is a normal day again. Christmas is over, the ducks has been eaten, the christmastree and the presents has been enjoyed, the christmastensions of the grandchildren has changed to relaxation - etc. Many people was not able to go all the way home or where they should be christmasevening. Especially Bornholm was closed because of snow.
Sometimes even libraries have too many book. In Roskilde you could buy a bag full of books for 20 kr, 3€ or 4$. I found one book with this drawing from 1897. The text is: Roskilde. The Automobile is arriving. Take a look at it, you will find many funny details. The old city hall - as shown yesterday - is also at this drawing. It is easy to find.
The book was about the history of Roskilde Amt (regional part of Denmark), which no longer exists.
After some months of absense, I am now back again. The only explanation is the psychological phenomenon called (in danish at least) to get away from something.
I have written a little about it: Getting away from doing.
Today is the first day in the winter - but here we have got lots of snow in november, which is rather unusual. I hope the plus-degrees returns again soon.
Maybe you remember the celebration of the 75th anniversary of Roskilde Garden. Peoplpe at the photo are waiting for all the participating guards to come and play together. Suddenly the 3-wheeler was arriving. At the rear you could read it was from a rest home in Roskilde. Practical and fine service to peolpe who can't transport themselves.
Early this year he told me about visiting relatives in Norway and Sweden this summer. After the long vacation he and his family would fly to Copenhagen and stay in Denmark for 24 hours before returning home. Would I like to meet? Of course.
One of the followers of this blog is Kristen. She lives with her family in Roskilde, but is from Hawaii. She and Leif knows each other, participating in the same French-class, but havn't met since 22 years ago. The Hagen family stayed at her house - and I enjoyed beeing a guest an hour.
It was an intense hour and very energy-giving to be there talking about our blogs and other interesting subjects. A few photos was taken - and one of them is above.
I hope the stay in Roskilde was enjoyed, that the travel back was relaxing and returning to work isn't too stressfull.
Today it is 500 years since The Danish Navy was establised. This painting of Marstrand shows a situation with King Christian IV at "Trefoldigheden" in 1644, fighting against the Swedish Navy south of Gedser. At that time the navy was 134 years. You can see it in Roskilde Cathedral.
Next weeks the children has to go to school again after the summerholidays. Every year signs like this one is placed at the streets to tell that special attention has to be taken to look after the new pupils who begins their life in school. At the shot below you see obstacles to the pedestrians near the school in Gadstrup.
I am living between Roskilde and Køge, at the southern border of Roskilde municipality. Some days I go to Roskilde, some others to Køge. I have decided to expand this blog also to show photos from Køge.