Sunday, February 26, 2006


March wind is a jolly fellow;
He likes to joke and play.
He turns umbrellas inside out
And blows men's hats away.
He calls the pussy willows
And whisper in each ear,
'Wake up you lazy little seeds
Don't you know that spring is here'?

photo: gb

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Liselund Slot at Møn and The White Lady

Liselund Slot.
The owner of Marienborg Manor on the western part of Møn, Antoine de Bosc de la Calmette, created around 1790 a lovely white summerhouse (Lystslot) for his beloved wife, Lise Iselin. The house was situated at the high part of Møn and surrounded by a piece of land, meant for an English garden, but the couple died both in a very young age and could not see, how the place grew into a beautiful park. It is said that Lise Calmette still walks around in the park as The White Lady and keeps an eye on the caretaking of the park and the buildings on it.

The Swiss Hut.

Hans Christian Andersen was often a guest at different manors , and he had also been a guest at Liselund, where he overnighted in the Swiss Hut. It is said that he from his window could see a big hollow stump of tree , which gave him the idea to his Fairy Tale: 'The Tinderbox'.
photo: grethe bachmann
Holtug Church, Stevns, Zealand

Holtug Church:
Runic inscription on church wall: "RISTI?"