With this photo of the green danish winter everyone is wished a wonderful 2012.
Some time ago I was visiting Staunings Ø with my grandchildren. They had some bread for the birds. There was many fights to get bread as can be seen. This is an action shot – and there are lots of action to be seen in the slideshow below. Use large screen.
Yesterday was a grey day. Caused by fog. Here are two not very interesting photos from yestereday. The first shows a kind of train in the fog. The second is the same train 40 meters away – you can’t see it, only a kind of shadow.
As you may know, I am using the local train a lot. This is not that train, but a railway-track-washing-train. Why? At autumn the leaves fall on the tracks and make them as soap to drive at. Some years cancellation of half the trains has been the reality. Now they are washing the leaves away – thanks!
The other day Tadre Mølle was visited. Our two grandchildren was on vacation and it was decided to visit the old, but still functioning watermill, Tadre Mølle (take a look at a danish blogpost with a few shots from the mill). Tadre Mølle is now part of Roskilde Museum.
We were lucky to visit the mill the day the rope maker was working.
I asked Aksel to be part of this miniportrait of his skills. Aksel told he learned to make ropes at the family farm 70 years ago, and because he had practiced ever since he still is able to make some ropes at special occasions at Tadre Mølle. He has a simple tool, but as you see at the end of the photos, he makes excellent ropes. Aksel told he has the feeling of ropemaking in his hands.
First Aksel placed 3 x 4 strings between the blue plate and “the other end”. He turns and turn – and suddenly there are 4 strings.
The the rope is made from the other end using another simple tool and by help of my gandchild turning and turning the moving part.
Here is the good, old tool.
And Aksels “rope-sensitive” hand.
The rope has to be secured in both ends.
Here is the result.
It was a cold day – and a pancake was good to have.
Sometimes you have to uncomplicate, at least if you are 68 years old. I did so the other day. A lot of old articles from newpapers were recycled.
Among the papers were Politiken – a Danish newspaper – from October 1th, 1959. It was at that time 75 years old.
I was funny to see that old newspaper, and I photografed parts of it.
Of special interest to Roskilde Daily Photo was this ad from Opel. The background to the old car is Roskilde Cathedral, which has been shown many times at this blog.
Here is the link to Roskilde Cathedral at the blog.
If you saw the shots of swans yesterday, you have seen a little part of Roskilde Fjord.
Today I will show you two more. Can you find the fisherman in the water at the first – if not, take a look at the second, and it should be possible to find him at the first.
To day the weather was very fine. My wife an I had a walk in Roskilde. At the harbour we saw two swans. And two more. Suddenly one of these birds found the others to be too close – or what the motive was. An attack was started, the two escaped and order was reestablished.
Here is one of the shots.
And here is a slideshow of the photos. Just as they were shot.
The other evening I participated in a visit to Roskilde Monastery. The story was told. It was founded 1699, but the buildings was made by bricks from buildings at the place from 1200. Re-use was modern at that time.
Take a look at the homepage, Roskilde Kloster, to see it under better light-conditions than the other evening. And remember to visit Roskilde Kloster for a guided tour next time you are in Roskilde.
The danish summer was rainfull – second most rainfull in more than 100 years.
Today, the first day in October, we have had a very pleasant day in Denmark. No day in October has ever been as warm as today (26.5 degree Celsius), og we have never has a “summerday” (25 degree) in October before. Next week will be more autumn-like.
The summer in Denmark has been bad. Too much rain. In despite of that fact, some corns have been harvested. Here is a “cornmountain” at Roskilde Andel (you see the letters to the left), now called Danish Agro (to be sure danes understand it nowadays).