Picture of the Week

6 August 2012

Week 30: Alicante-Aarhus

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My week started at home in Alicante and finished in my Danish hometown Aarhus, where I went to spend several days cycling around Jutland. The first five pictures are from here in Alicante, the rest are from Denmark.

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Vegan and carnivorous dinner baked side by side. On the left, Chicken Kiev, on the right, roasted Belgian endive with peppers and cherry tomatoes:
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I am not much of a flower photographer, but I liked this sunflower growing seemingly out of nowhere on Avenida Costa Blanca, the major coastal road in our area:
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Cheeta is a true omnivore. It is hot, so a cold watermelon is nice:
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Social life, human and canine:
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Little girl, big responsibility:
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Then, on Monday I flew to Copenhagen. I always enjoy seeing my country (yes, I will always consider Denmark my country) from the air. And this time was especially nice, because on the right is the suburb where my parents lived:
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I took the train straight from Copenhagen airport to Aarhus, where I grew up and where my best friend Lars lives. We spent Tuesday trying out my new bike and walking around the city enjoying the good weather. This is the tower of Aarhus’s city hall, designed by the famous architect Arne Jacobsen. It opened in 1941 and is the city’s best-known landmark, although now the Aros art museum provides stiff competition (see below):
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A nice sight on the main pedestrian street in Aarhus. Rather than removing a dead tree, it was turned into a sculpture:
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After a generally miserable summer in Denmark, I was lucky–the weather was sunny during most of the first week of my visit:
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Ã…boulevarden is full of people enjoying the sun and a drink:
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While cycling in the Riisskov forest, Lars had to answer nature’s call, but that is no reason to get off the bike:
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Bicycles and wall art:
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As always, Lars and I visited Aros, which has become one of Europe’s premier modern art galleries:
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The headline exhibition this time was “Face to Face” by the New York artist Tony Eisler:
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A couple more of Eisler’s faces:
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I have now seen the Rainbow Panorama on top of Aros many times, but I never get tired of it:
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After spending a pleasant Tuesday in Aarhus, Lars and I set out on our Tour of Jutland bicycle tour, which I have documented elsewhere.

3 Comments »

  1. Prolific as usual and they’re never boring.

    Comment by Herb — 7 August 2012 @ 00:10

  2. 30.11 is great. I’m starting a mental gallery of missed opportunities. One was driving west on I-40, glancing over and seeing a guy pulled over on the other side taking a leak with the stream and his butt crack showing. Probably would have caused a wreck trying to get it. It might have been a contender for the Shulman prize.

    Comment by Ken Carney — 7 August 2012 @ 01:48

  3. Thanks for the vegan recipe idea of the witloof – we did it with 3 colours of peppers, onions and tomatoes, and a side of rice with tomato sauce – very succesful!
    Lovethe rainbow panorama…jez

    Comment by Jez — 7 August 2012 @ 14:11

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