Yea! New Denmark Pictures.

Last week we went out to Western Denmark and I have lots of new pictures now. The more interesting ones are up on the site now.

The program arranged tours for everybody to go on based on the field of their study, but since there’s only 12 Molecular Bio people they combined us the Medical group which about half of the molecular people are also in. That meant the trip was pretty much a vacation for those of us not in both programs since nothing really related to any classes. It was a good time to get away from the capital. We visited the next two largest cities in Denmark, both of which were probably a bit smaller than Denver.

The first city we went to was Odense. This is on the island between Zealand where Copenhagen is and Jutland which is the peninsula attached to Europe. This is the third largest city in Denmark and also the birthplace of Hans Christian Anderson. The city’s a bit obsessedw with him I think. Just about every statue in the city was either of Anderson or characters from his stories.

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This the area of the city near the house Hans Christian Anderson lived in as a child. Actually a lot of the residential areas of Odense seemed to look a bit like this.

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This is a life size model of Anderson from the museum in Odense. He was kind of an odd guy. He didn’t like talking about his child hood too much, they think he may have been ashamed of his poor family.  Also he was a bit of a hypochondriac and paranoid of getting trapped in a fire. They had the rope he would always take with him so he could climb out a window if he had to.

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This was really cool and I had to put it up to prove it exists. It is an automatic bike rack elevator. Apparently you pay a couple kroner (about 50 cents) and it takes your bike and stores it below ground. When you come back it brings the bike back up to you. I’m not quite sure how it knows which bikes to bring back, but this is still really cool.

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This is a group of us later that night when we were hanging out in the park drinking beer and wine from the grocery store since it was so much cheaper than going out to bars.

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Also from that night. The picture is really bad, but it shows just about the entire Molecular bio group. There are three people missing, two are in the picture below this one and the other person was spending more time with the people from the medical group since she goes to school with one of them. We also have one extra honorary molecular bio person in this picture. It was kind of funny how much the two groups segregated.

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This is a group of us at the highest point in Denmark. It wasn’t that impressive, just a hill by the side of the highway that took about a minute to walk up.

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This is one of the main attractions of the rhus art museum. It is a 20m high scale model of a boy. It’s amazing how much detail there is. It has wrinkles at the joints like the elbows and knees and knuckles. There are even visible veins. It was pretty cool, though a little creepy also.  

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View from the top of the rhus townhall. This was a nice city to be in. There’s a river running through the middle with a lot of restaurants and cafes next to it in the downtown area. There’s also the old town which is where they have transported old buildings from around the country and restored them as kind of a museum city of the 17th and 18th century. Unfortunatly I forgot my camera when we went to that part and the person who was taking the most pictures doesn’t have a film camera, so I don’t have any pictures of that area.

9 Responses to “Yea! New Denmark Pictures.”


Just for the record, McMillan, while no comments have been posted here, my logs show that quite a few visitors have looked at the pictures. Heh.

Very neat stuff! It looks like you’re really hitting it off with your fellow students, which is great. The boy picture just looks odd, no matter how many times I see it.

Paradoxdruid - September 28th, 2004 at 9:02 am

The boy picture does look strange, but I kind of like it. I’d like to see it in person. And I think that the last picture looks just a tiny bit like an aerial view of the CU campus. Maybe it’s just the rooftops. 🙂

ShortSpeedFreak - September 29th, 2004 at 9:29 pm

hey andrew, those pictures of the cat and of Christiana you were telling me about…not really sure where there at, hit me back when you can!

krista - October 3rd, 2004 at 5:07 pm

Perhaps we should make the “Who The Hell Are All You People” permanently on the first page? 🙂

Owen - October 4th, 2004 at 7:35 am

Umm… Did I miss something? Who are you, and what pictures?

Paradoxdruid - October 3rd, 2004 at 7:54 pm

that was my sister who made the comment. I think she got a bit confused, I had sent her an email with some other pictures that I thought would appeal just to her.

mcmillan - October 4th, 2004 at 8:07 am

Ooooh! “Andrew” =/= “me” in this case… got it. I forget that other people share that name with me sometimes. 😀

Paradoxdruid - October 4th, 2004 at 8:46 am

You should be an Owen! Nobody else is named Owen. Except for that guy in my creative writing class (only fifteen people in there, and one of ’em was an Owen).

Owen - October 4th, 2004 at 9:19 am

Yeah, don’t be a “Teisha” — there are way too many of us…

Teisha - October 4th, 2004 at 11:06 am

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