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Hovstien

June 14, 2011

This small road leads from Jelshøj (see my posts “Jelshøj” and Jelshøj (2) ) to Vilhelmsborg (see here – or my post here). It is an old and very small road. It’s still just asphalted on a smaller stretch of the road. The name Hovstien means “the path that is used by those who must villeinage work”. In this case peasants, who had to work for lord of the manor of Vilhelmsborg. Perhaps this small road did not always look so idyllic for these peasants on their way to forced slave labor for the lord of the manor?!

If you saw my post “White crossroads”  (January 27, 2011) it is Hovstien that is crossing my (and the red cyclist’s) way. The road-cross is not far behind where I am standing taking this photo.

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  1. June 14, 2011 9:10 pm

    It looks so nice, – I feel the warm summer looking at your picture!

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    • June 16, 2011 9:57 pm

      Yes, I did not have that feeling when I was there meeting the red cyclist in winter 🙂

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  2. June 15, 2011 6:27 am

    That is so interesting, Truels. I would’ve just thought that this was a rather pretty and scenic road, but knowing a bit about the history has added a different dimension. I like that. Do you many such roads in your area?

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    • June 16, 2011 10:03 pm

      In fact you will find many roads or paths in Denmark called Hov-stien or Hov-vejen. Because all peasants were poor at that time and did not own the land, they cultivated. Therefore they had to work for the lord, who owned the land, with slave labor as payment for land.

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  3. June 16, 2011 10:18 pm

    I love the interesting information you give along with your wonderful views of your local countryside. Great work truels.

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    • June 19, 2011 10:01 am

      I appreciate very much that you like my “local posts”. And love living here and photographing my countryside!

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  4. June 17, 2011 7:36 am

    Love this image of rural life.

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    • June 19, 2011 10:04 am

      Thank you, Kala. I am proud, that you like and comment my posts, I cannot say how much I appreciate this! But most of all – I love viewing your great work on your own blog 🙂

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  5. June 17, 2011 3:49 pm

    very nice compo of this sweet landscape , i love the frame and colors !

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  6. June 19, 2011 10:36 am

    So beautiful and looking so peaceful. The road and the countryside invite people to walk there without haste and just to enjoy life!

    Happy Sunday!

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  7. June 20, 2011 5:24 am

    It’s an advantage to live in the country, love the scenic route.

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  8. June 20, 2011 7:50 pm

    Good composition and great green
    Well done

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