The half-timbered brick buildings in the villages of Denmark look like something out of a fairy tale.
And when someone wants to get rid of one of these charming old buildings they often get sent to a museum like Den Gamle By, where they are painstakingly reconstructed and filled with authentic furniture, plants and sometimes even people of the time period that they came from.
This recreated village in Aarhus, Denmark features homes from three time periods. I have picked mostly the homes from the village set in 1864. The windows are all multi-pane glass as they hadn’t yet mastered the art of large pieces of glass. Some modern boys from a school trip having lunch on the other side of a canal.
I think this is an elderberry tree which is now making a big comeback here in Canada, especially with elderberry-flavoured tonic waters to mix with your gin. An old bakery sign; I have seen the symbol, which looks like a bagel with a crown on it, on several modern bakeries in the cities of Denmark. A window looking out on an old half-timbered building. The bricks were often covered with a very thin layer of mud and then painted with red ochre or ox blood to achieve these rich dark reds. This is from the 1927 village – the buildings were sometimes the same but the advertising was updated. Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week was to take something from a photo and feature it. Possible topics are geometry, bushes, window, brick, curtain, green, tan, wall, building, dark red, tree, etc. With this set of buildings I seem to have covered everything except for curtains which don’t seemed to have been used much back in those days.