This picture was also taken in the Lion park in Denmark in early June. Over the years I’ve learned (along with a lot of people) that Zoos and any place involving animals as an attraction can be a tricky situation. There are places that ignore the animals welfare for the sake of earning money and entertaining people, and there are the places where the animal welfare is considered the key thing. The thing is to be aware that it’s happening, such as many ongoing issues in the world, and support the places that make a home for the animals or the organizations that support the wild life where it lives.
There are places that ignore the animals welfare for the sake of earning money and entertaining people, and there are the places where the animal welfare is considered the key thing. The thing is to be aware that it’s happening, such as many ongoing issues in the world, and support the places that make a home for the animals or the organizations that support the wild life where it lives.
As far as I could tell, the animals at Givskud Zoo had a lot of space and places to hide if they felt like it. And it seems like they’ve worked to make sure the animals like the area and the fellow animals.
Jelling is a place with a long history. The stones I’m referring to are not the ones actually in the picture, but two stones dating back to the time of the Vikings. If you want to find out more, the National Museum of Denmark has written about the Jelling project right here.
We stopped by Jelling after we had visited Givskudd Zoo, and went up on one of the two hills around the church. This is the view from that in early June 2017.
One of the things Denmark is known for is being flat. And if the land is flat, wind power with the help from wind turbines is also a thing Denmark is known for. To be quite honest, I don’t know how the wind turbine systems works, so I’ll link to the wikipedia article about wind power in Denmark, that seems to have a lot of links that one could learn from.
This picture was taken while driving (well, being a passenger) north on Jutland in early June 2017.
In early June I went on a road trip to Denmark (with a quick stop in Germany as well), and one of the places we visited was Givskudd Zoo.
Givskudd Zoo started in 1969 with lions as only animal, and is therefore known as Løveparken (the lion park) for many. Now there are many more species, where giraffes are one of them. The zoo and safari park has large enclosures for the animals, and it’s possible to walk and drive around parts of the park.
In late July 2016 we were traveling around Skagerak and Kattegat, which meant driving across the Øresund bridge, that goes between Denmark and Sweden. Luckily, the weather wasn’t too bad this day, so we actually had a pretty good view of the area.
This is a theatre in Copenhagen. It lies on Axeltorv, and was painted the bright colors back in 1989. This picture was taken in mid-July 2016, when the theatre was a bright place to aim for to get to our hotel nearby.
It’s also near the Tivoli and Rådhuspladsen (City Hall Square), so pretty central if those are the things you’ve chosen a hotel or place to live from.
As far as I can understand, there might be plans for the theatre to be demolished, but I don’t think anything is set in stone yet. But if you want to see a movie there, maybe check before going.
This picture was taken in Sønderborg in late-June 2012 on (yet another) Danish road-trip. Sønderborg lies in the south of Denmark, and is within a short drive from Germany.
When we visited Holbæk in late July 2016, and went Pokémon-hunting, we walked out on the pier to find a stop (that couldn’t be accessed at the time). Turning and walking back in to land again was pretty special. Gaining enough distance gave a perspective of the area that I wouldn’t have gotten otherwise. And while it was a pretty quiet area, it was also really nice and close to Copenhagen.
While on a road trip in Denmark, Sweden and Norway late July 2016, I started hunting those Pokémon. And on multiple of the places we stayed, we got to see a lot more as we walked around with Pokémon Go than we would without.
The likelihood of us walking around in a park to find this sculpture/structure, when we were tired from a long day of driving, is pretty small. But we went hunting for Pokémon and adventure. And we found this is a park in Holbæk, along with several other Pokéstops and other people looking for Pokéstops.
We got to see the towns we visited in a different manner than we would have otherwise, and a Pokéstop might not tell you a lot about the place, but it gives you a name to the sculpture where the stop is. The Pokéstops can make you stop and look for places, whether on travel or at home, that you might have just passed otherwise.
One of the things we’ve been hearing a lot about (and possibly playing a lot) this summer is Pokémon Go. How people are seeing the world through their cellphone, instead of focusing on the world as it is. The names of the different Pokémon and which ones are easier to find. In general, we’ve found a game where we can hide away in plain sight, and think about something other than the different problems happening around the world.
When we were in Copenhagen this July (2016), they were painting walls outside a place called Pumpehuset, and one of the walls were decorated with this. A phone-screen containing a lot of color and Pokémon, and the darker background surrounding the phone, where the people pictured are struggling. And it feels like a piece of street art that just explains the summer of 2016 pretty well.