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My Hometown

March 24, 2010

Scott Thomas ( http://stphoto.wordpress.com/  )made this assignment, today I took my bike, and here are some impressions from: Mårslet, where I live with my family. A village with around 7500 people, 15 km’s from the centre of Århus, second largest town in Denmark, wih its 250000 people. My house is the yellow one – it has big attics with large windows – the red car outside…. It is built in 1904, we bought it 1997 , renovated it (while we lived in a caravan in the garden 🙂 during the winter). And since then we have been living in our lovely “new” house.

Our beautiful, typical Danish church is nearly 1000 years old….

And today I could feel the spring in my hometown:

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  1. March 25, 2010 12:18 am

    Beautiful hometown…but especially beautiful flowers! Look at them all! (We don’t have hardly any blooming yet…the snow has hardly melted.) Wasn’t this a fun assignment?

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    • March 25, 2010 12:33 am

      Thank you for your comment! Oh yes – it was a fun assignment (my first one:-) – I just started blogging-life in the beginning of 2010….) – so it really was a CHALLENGE!

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  2. March 25, 2010 12:54 am

    Truels, you are off to a very good start! Thank you for joining on the assignment. You did great. Did Birgitte get you to do collages like her?

    Wow, look at all the flowers and colors! I probably have a couple of weeks before I see such growth. I hope you will stay around and join in on more assignments and fun.

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    • March 25, 2010 11:14 am

      Thank you for your comments – and for making the assignment – yesterday I found out, that this was really encouraging for me 🙂 So: I’ll be there again. As the matter of fact I first had a look a others (including Birgittes) post after I finished a couple of minutes past midninght (!!) – so it was funny to see my “teacher” also did a collage / mosaic!
      By the way I looked at your last assignment “White” – just when I started up my blog -, it was very inspiring and I made a lot of “white shots” – but I couldn’t cope with joining the assignment at that time….. Anyway – I used some of the pictures on my blog:
      https://truels.wordpress.com/2010/02/17/more-cold-white-footsteps/
      and
      https://truels.wordpress.com/2010/02/11/the-longest-coldest-white-winter-for-many-years-in-denmark/
      (sorry for the many pixels – I’m workin on reducing them on my older posts – I AM beginner!)

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      • March 25, 2010 1:24 pm

        Birgitte, as you know, creates wonderful collages. I am not surprised you choose to make one, too. Oh, don’t worry about your first blogging attempts. We’ve all been there at one time and understand.

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  3. March 25, 2010 2:42 am

    Lovely! I just couldn’t wrap my head around this assignment (plus our weather was yucky all this week). You did a splendid job! Denmark looks like a really lovely place to live. I must travel to there someday. Tracy (Beverly, MA, USA)

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    • April 11, 2010 8:46 pm

      Hello – and thank you for your comment – I am sorry that something went wrong so I did not notice it before now. I hope you will realize your plans for going here soon, seee you!

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  4. March 25, 2010 4:54 am

    Wow, 1000 year old church, and to think that we bragged about our 100 year old church here. 🙂

    You have a beautiful hometown, and the flowers are beautiful.

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    • April 11, 2010 8:41 pm

      Thank you for your comment, I am sorry that something went wrong and I did nor notice this before today! But better late than never 🙂

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  5. March 25, 2010 6:29 am

    What a lovely town and nice architecture ! It could be my car driving through 😉 I like those dark silhouettes of the trees too. And those flowers ! Absolutely magnificent, your Spring is really on the way, it is just starting over here. Bravo for this contribution 🙂

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    • March 29, 2010 4:43 pm

      Thank you, Isa, for your nice comments:-) – and for your invitation (on your blog) – if you one day drive around here – I will be your guide!

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  6. March 25, 2010 6:53 am

    Thanks for showing pictures of your hometown Truels.
    You give an expression of a typical small danish town. It has expanded from the church in the center. I like the type of house you live in.
    And thanks for all the flowers.
    I see that you had sucess in reducing the image size.

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    • March 29, 2010 6:42 pm

      I enjoyed seeing the places you have lived too. Really a good contribution. And thanks for your advice about resizing.

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  7. March 26, 2010 10:58 am

    You did it, managed to make a hometown post in the last moment, very well done!
    Scott´s assignments are a great idea, both fun to join and a possibility to get to know other bloggers. I´m sure you will enjoy the good company you are about to be a part of.

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    • March 26, 2010 11:07 am

      Yes Birgitte, I am 100 % sure that I will enjoy the good blog-company too!

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  8. Camilla permalink
    March 28, 2010 12:10 pm

    Så herlig blogg du har! (Er det ok å skrive på norsk?) Fant bloggen din gjennom Scott Thomas Photography! Veldig fine bilder! Håper det springer ut blomster her også snart!

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    • March 28, 2010 9:10 pm

      OK – I give you a little danish also!: Jeg har også kigget på din blog – døren og de gamle huse minder mig om Ribe, den ældste by her – hvor jeg kommer fra! And yes, Scott Thomas’ assignment was great for me to join – I have got many comments a and seen many interesting new blogs – nice!

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  9. March 31, 2010 1:13 pm

    I enjoyed the visit to Marslet, Truels, and your lovely collages. That seedpod is the star!

    I can’t even imagine what it would be like to live in a town with a 1000-year-old structure in it. People have lived on my land for 11,000 years or more, but there isn’t a single building in the Township that is more than 150 years old.

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    • April 6, 2010 6:55 am

      Thank you for your comments. You must come to my country and see our buildings – and landscape. I was born and lived 20 years in the oldest town in Denmark, Ribe (I have a link to that in the sidebar) In Århus near here, they have built “Den Gamle By” (“The Old Town”) (I think I’ll make a link to that, too: http://www.dengamleby.dk/english.htm ): It consists of old houses from all over the country, taken down piece by piece, numbered, and then built up again here!!! Nice place – come and see!

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  10. April 8, 2010 7:14 am

    Thank you for showing us around your hometown – it looks sooo beautiful, Truels!

    I particularly loved the flower collage – are those yellow freesias? And are the white ones snowdrops?

    We don’t get them here in South Africa, I think, but my husband recently visited Holland and took a photo of what I THINK must be snowdrops covering an entire lawn. I’m curious to know.

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    • April 8, 2010 9:02 am

      I am glad you like the pictures from my hometown 🙂
      And yes, the white ones are snowdrops – the very first flowers we see here in spring, so they are special for us (for me!) When I read the english name for them – I laughed: It is such a nice and surprising name – for me. In danish it is called “Vintergæk” – Vinter=Winter and gæk=make fun wih and fool of someone (yes – a long translation, I don’t think you have that word in English. We use it in “Gækkebrev” also – see my post about that!)
      The yellow flowers: There are 2:
      The one down in the right corner (and in the upper left): Winter aconite
      The other one is: Crocus (on several pictures)
      There is also a picture of a houseleek. And one with the first leaves of a tulip.
      I’ll soon make a post with the flowers in my garden – now 🙂

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      • April 8, 2010 10:08 am

        Oooh! I’m looking forward to that post! I’m very curious to see what flowers you have growing in your garden at this time. Maybe I’ll do the same in my garden too.

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