Settlement of Denmark….. as depicted in murals in our hotel in Aarhus
We love the dogs, but is the crazed prophet figure holding a mobile phone to his ear?
When we heard that the Lenin Museum in Tampere (Finland) was in the Workers’ Hall we were expecting to find a pleasantly dowdy and battered space, but this is what we found, complete with buxom Russian receptionist.
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Gert has made firm friends with Icelandic beer in the past few weeks. All the same….
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When I was young
and walked alone,
alone I lost my way.
I felt rich
when I found company.
Man delights in man.
from Havalmal the Icelandic Tao.
“Languages embody the intellectual wealth of the people that speak them. Losing one of them is like dropping a bomb on the Louvre.” (Ken Hale, MIT) 126
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Some time ago one of us lived in Singapore for a number of years. That was post September 11 and in the days of SARS. The streets were deserted, tourism was down, for a little while life there was slow and peaceful. Continue reading Singapore Walk