The woman on the picture is one of six models in a room, where five persons were sleeping on plank beds, and I'm sorry to say it, but their room was the first room I entered, and it was so surprisingly black, that I stumbled over the first bed with a woman " in sleep", because I was adjusting my camera to darkness. She was actually breathing! The upright woman looked so sad, and she told a sad story, which I couldn't hear! I felt she would soon move. I was later told that they have used skulls from an excavation of a Viking burial site to make it perfect.
The golden skull is a replica they have made from the Grauballemand, a bog mummy who's got a whole room to himself in the old section of the museum, and the gold decorations are from the Illerup-find, a large sacrifice find of weapons, shields, saddlery etc. from Illerup moor near Skanderborg.
|corner of Norsminde fjord.|
Denmark is not a wine-country, but in 2000 it was however annected as a wine-producing country in EU together with Sweden and Ireland. This wine-field at Brandbygegård ab. 20 km south of Århus is part of a versatile farming. How the wine will be varies from year to year, it is impossible to plan sunshine hours!
The farm lies climatically in a zone of Denmark, where wine-plants thrive the best. And with absolutely no use of chemistry or fertilizers. The grapes are of a sort resistent to sickness. At Brandbygegård is a farm-shop and a café "Det lille vineri." (The Little Winery"). The wine is called Dania Wine and there was a fine harvest in the latest years. The owner is a young enterprising woman Lone, one of those multitalents, who can manage more than one thing! Just take a look at one of her web-sites, which also include an English version :
in english please
|The only modern house on Alrø|
|cultivated land, the church in the back.|
|village street, Alrø|
|lots of geese|
There is an Italian restaurant with wine sale and delicatessen in Møllegården, furthermore Café Alrø and Marens Hus with Antique sale in a former merchant-shop.
|the cows were grazing.....|
|the horses were going home.....|
| and so were we....|
See you soon !
photo 15 October 2011: grethe bachmann