Friday, October 16, 2009

the potato holiday



no real posts 'til sunday when we get home. we're on the kartoffelferie - potato holiday - the traditional autumn holiday that kids in denmark get from school because once upon a time they had to help gather the potato crop. now they don't do that so much, they get dragged around from one cultural experience to the next. today, i landed from istanbul and we headed off immediately for the wilds of jutland (that bit of denmark that's attached to germany). the ceramics exhibition at koldinghus was actually pretty cool. fantastic exhibition space that does that ultimate danish thing...combining old and new in a fresh, new way. tomorrow, the west coast.

and if i haven't been by to visit you lately, please forgive me. i'm on deadline at work and trying to sell the house and go to istanbul and then be on holiday and all.....but i haven't forgotten you and i'll be by soon!

in the meantime, another shot of the amazing light and the amazing space at koldinghus...


15 comments:

MissBuckle said...

That is an amazing space!

berfin said...

selling the house in istanbul or denmark? Will you be back here julie? If yes let me know in advance you can stay at my place in Tarabya

Protege said...

Welcome to my peninsula!;) Enjoy your stay; I have actually never visited Koldinghus, perhaps it is time to.;)
xo

Shokoofeh said...

Yes the light is so good in this place!

marja-leena said...

Amazing space indeed, and the ceramic globes are unusual and lovely. I'd live to visit that place next time we're in Denmark!

Loredana said...

The place is fantastic! I love it!! Great shots!

beth said...

that building had me at "hello"

WOW...I want a building like with my photography studio inside it....I can dream, right ?

CatLadyLarew said...

We definitely need Potato Day in the states! Love the koldinghus pictures... just beautiful!

Lisa-Marie said...

The kids are on holiday here in Scotland too, and it was traditional for harvest! Funny how things are similar in different places isn't it!

urbaNiche said...

i think its time to have a talk with husband to make a move to Europe...thats it!
i love the space...the light is perfect...breathtaking...i want to move ````````

The pale observer said...

Whilst you've been away you've gathered a new follower. Well, probably many, but I'm the latest one!!!

Can't wait to read more :)
Holli of Holli's Ramblings
in Ghana

Elizabeth said...

Been to Koldinghus a couple of times and it is fantastic, the way the restored that old castle, it is really a nice place to walk around and look at the different exhibitions hold there.

Soozie said...

That's really tickled me - I thought only the children in Scotland were sent out to the potato fields! Except we call it the "tattie holidays". Enjoy!

Georgie K. Buttons said...

Wow! That's amazing!

Christina said...

this space is gorgeous!
xo