Saturday, May 29, 2010

viking inspiration

on our little jaunt to the west coast last weekend, we stumbled upon a little town called bork, where they have a viking harbor museum. we have a long history at our house with viking harbors, stemming from the time we found a huge piece of driftwood that husband said came from a viking harbor and which we "implanted" in our first redo of the kitchen at the house on poppelvej street. and which husband would regale guests with a long story involving the english bombardment of copenhagen in 18-something or other and a phenomenon called continenticus tippicus which was going to eventually cause the island of sealand to flip because of all the heavy english cannon balls deposited in copenhagen and which explained why there had once been a viking harbor there in our kitchen. he usually had people on this story until he got to the continenticus tippicus part and then they started to look nervously at one another. it didn't help that i was often dissolving in laughter already from the beginning of his tale.

but anyway, suffice it to say, we were pleased to find a sight honoring the viking harbor. the little museum was closed, but we could still wander the grounds and snap a few pictures of inspiring things..like three different models of viking fences. i would expect aspects of these fence ideas to be cropping up around our new property in the near future.




and a family flag modeled on these to adorn our backyard flag pole is definitely on the horizon.



and perhaps one of these for the lake? you can never have too many viking boats in your lake, right?


oh, and look, a gap-clad viking is coming our way through the arches as we speak...

11 comments:

Reno said...

Say, are those Viking cows grazing behind the Viking boats? Because I can't see if they have horns on their helmets.

Bee said...

Your husband is a very modern viking! I think that he may need to take up whittling, over the winter, if you want to emulate that spiky fence.

CatLadyLarew said...

Love those fences and flags! They'll be perfect at your new home.

Char said...

fun stuff - i want a boat like that ja

Marilynne said...

I am fascinated by the fences. They look strong enough to keep a Viking on his own side, not to mention his boat.

Elizabeth said...

Never heard of the place but definitely a place to visit.

Anne said...

Such a fabulous idea, having Viking-inspired touches around your property! I can't wait to see your flag.

Erin Wallace said...

This is really cool! The fences and flags are really striking and I love the way you've photographed them.

xo Erin

An Open Heart said...

I can totally see you designing your own flag! Will you fly it on a flagpole like the ones in the pics? Like those, too.....

Zen Adventurist said...

It's like a basket fence! I love it! I may just spend the rest of this hot weekend weaving sticks in and out of my existing picket fence. : )

elisvermeulen said...

thank you for posting these photos'. they are great.