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Images of Aarhus

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Well, our 4-1/2 month adventure is almost over. We've had wonderful experiences, visited lots of amazing places, and enjoyed the company of many interesting folk whom we have met along the way. The opportunity for this experience is due to the generosity of our four exchange families who have opened their homes to us, which we very much appreciate. They have all told us that they have had an equally fantastic time in our home on the Sunny Coast. A fantastic way to see the world!!

It has also been wonderful to share so many special times with Aaron and Rikke, and especially to have the opportunity to be with, and get to know Olivia .... special times we will treasure.

It has been a pleasure to be here again and enjoy the culture and the friendliness of the Danish people, but the time has come for us to head home.
And it has been great fun to share it all with you on our blog. No doubt we'll be talking about it for some time yet!!

I'll say no more, but will instead leave you with some lovely images of Aarhus.

Our inner-city apartment building - 30sec. to coffee shop!!    Magasin department store is the building on the far right.

Our inner-city apartment building - 30sec. to coffee shop!! Magasin department store is the building on the far right.


Our 2nd floor inner city apartment ... yes, that is me waving!!

Our 2nd floor inner city apartment ... yes, that is me waving!!


Our first dinner together in our exchange apartment

Our first dinner together in our exchange apartment


Aarhus theatre

Aarhus theatre


Looking towards Magasin department store.   This is a trendy restaurant strip beside the canal.

Looking towards Magasin department store. This is a trendy restaurant strip beside the canal.


Magasin department store

Magasin department store


Lovely traditional houses in Møllestien (just across from our apartment building)

Lovely traditional houses in Møllestien (just across from our apartment building)


These small houses in Møllestien date from the 17th, 18th and 19thC.

These small houses in Møllestien date from the 17th, 18th and 19thC.


One part of the pedestrian mall (early on a Sunday morning), stores already bedecked with Christmas decorations.

One part of the pedestrian mall (early on a Sunday morning), stores already bedecked with Christmas decorations.


Danes have a special affinity with their national flag.  It has pride of place whatever the celebration.

Danes have a special affinity with their national flag. It has pride of place whatever the celebration.


Looking towards the Domkirke

Looking towards the Domkirke


Looking to domkirke

Looking to domkirke


Full moon over Aarhus - early morning

Full moon over Aarhus - early morning


Rubbish collection ..  the underground bin is picked up, opened from the bottom and emptied into the truck.

Rubbish collection .. the underground bin is picked up, opened from the bottom and emptied into the truck.


Bicycles are a favourite mode of transport

Bicycles are a favourite mode of transport


Entrance Hotel Royal - also Aarhus's Casino

Entrance Hotel Royal - also Aarhus's Casino


The ducks found refuge on some debris in the canal

The ducks found refuge on some debris in the canal


Råbar - great raw, vegan restaurant by the canal

Råbar - great raw, vegan restaurant by the canal


My first snow ...   well, probably more correct to call it sleet.  It was fun to watch the flurries fall, but it only lasted a few minutes so I only had time to take this one pic.

My first snow ... well, probably more correct to call it sleet. It was fun to watch the flurries fall, but it only lasted a few minutes so I only had time to take this one pic.


Olivia's toys frozen in her bike carrier

Olivia's toys frozen in her bike carrier

Some of the local sculptures and street art that caught my eye ...

Sculpture carved from old tree - by the canal

Sculpture carved from old tree - by the canal

Sculpture carved from old tree - by the canal

Sculpture carved from old tree - by the canal

An exhibition of broken pianos.  Couldn't work out what it was for, but people were having a play as a couple of the pianos still worked ok.

An exhibition of broken pianos. Couldn't work out what it was for, but people were having a play as a couple of the pianos still worked ok.

Street art (this one is on the side of our apartment building)

Street art (this one is on the side of our apartment building)

Street art

Street art

Street art

Street art

This is my favourite

This is my favourite

Local sculpture

Local sculpture


Sculpture - entrance Hotel Royal.   Hmm .. I don't get it!!!

Sculpture - entrance Hotel Royal. Hmm .. I don't get it!!!



'Madam'  - while this is the title, the sculpture also has confusing male characteristics.  Very interesting.

'Madam' - while this is the title, the sculpture also has confusing male characteristics. Very interesting.


An excellent metalwork sculpture.  It has many different elements and perspectives.  Even the frame around the door is exceptional.

An excellent metalwork sculpture. It has many different elements and perspectives. Even the frame around the door is exceptional.

Fun with the kids


Autumn leaves

Autumn leaves


A lovely day in Mariager

A lovely day in Mariager


Playing 'peek-a-boo' with Grandma

Playing 'peek-a-boo' with Grandma


The cobbled streets of Mariager.  We had a lovely lunch in the traditional style cafe (building with the flags).

The cobbled streets of Mariager. We had a lovely lunch in the traditional style cafe (building with the flags).


Sharing a joke

Sharing a joke

Preparing apple tart together

Preparing apple tart together

Play doh's a winner

Play doh's a winner

Checking out the sights on Saturday morning

Checking out the sights on Saturday morning

Coffee and cake on Saturday morning walk around town

Coffee and cake on Saturday morning walk around town

Sharing 'early' Christmas glogg, a hot, mulled wine.  Delicious.

Sharing 'early' Christmas glogg, a hot, mulled wine. Delicious.

Olivia at play

Olivia at play

To finish the party here's Chas's party trick ...

Posted by patsaunder 23:20 Archived in Denmark Tagged me sunsets_and_sunrises art buildings places historical denmark family_travel

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