fredag den 24. september 2010

Denmark - My Country

This is a more personal post, as I wanted to tell you all a little bit about my country, Denmark. We are mostly known for the writer HC Andersen, the little mermaid and our capital city Copenhagen. But I live on an island called Als, in the southern part of Denmark, almost at the border to Germany. We are a constitutional monarchy, meaning we have a Queen or sometimes a King, that is the head of our country, but she/he does not have any powers politically. So if you saw "The prince and me" you might have gotten the wrong idea about how our country works. We have a premier minister, and he's selected at elections just like the American president. So Denmark is a democracy.  (Hated that movie by the way, NOTHING was right about how Denmark was displayed.)

Local beach, where we sometimes go to eat breakfast outdoors.

The nature around Denmark is very beautiful. The weather is mild with snow in winter, sunny in the summer and rainy in the fall. We don't have any dangerous animals, no volcanoes, earth quakes or tsunamis. In general we are pretty well of.

Picture from local forest, where I walk my dog.
We are a Lutheran Christian country, but the general public doesn't go to church except for holidays, weddings and christenings. In the olden days we believed in the Norse mythologies, and we still feel very connected with the old tales of Thor, Odin and Freja. I am often inspired by Norse mythology in my jewelry making. As for my own believes, I am like most of the general Danish population. I was married in a church, but I don't tend church on a regular basis. I like the ideas behind Christianity, but I wouldn't say I'm a firm believer in god, we are just not brought up to it here in Denmark.

Me and my husband at our wedding

This is not a regular Danish wedding dress. We decided to make our wedding themed, as a fairytale wedding. So all of our guest has to come dressed up as a fairytale character. Normal wedding dresses in Denmark are white and our customs are very similar to the Americans.

Just a wood log  I saw on my trip around the forest.

We are a very small country with only about 5.5 million citizens in total. In comparison, New York City is about three times as big, as the whole Kingdom of Denmark. So you could pretty much drive from one end to the other in about 10 hours.

Me and my dog. He's named after the Norse Mythology god Balder, known for his beauty.

Well I guess I could tell you a lot more, but this was just a small introduction to where I'm from.

4 kommentarer:

  1. Beautiful post. I really enjoyed it. I love Denmark. I have been there on holidays since I was 4, actually my parents are on Fano right now.

  2. How fun :-) I go to Germany all the time as well. But with the open borders, you almost don't notice you left your country at all.

  3. Lovely! I would love to see more pictures of your dress and wedding. Very inspiring!

    Thank you so much for sharing :)

  4. Hey Tora.

    I'll keep that in mind for another post :-)