(Guest post by Roy Mathias)
Our first stop in Denmark was Haderslev — a medieval town in Jutland, the peninsula connecting Germany and Denmark. The first thing that strikes you is the whiteness of the interior:
in contrast to the red brick exterior
As you enter the cathedral, you see this large replica of of a ship, reminding you of the importance of the sea.
The carved pulpit, with what appears to be a baptismal font in the foreground.
A close up of the figures on the pulpit — apostles and mermaids!
The organ with a row of Old Testament prophets:
An unusual painting. When viewed from the front or left one sees the crucifixion
however, if you squeeze against the wall to the right one sees the risen Christ.
We had a picnic and walk near the cathedral. In Denmark you are never far from a body of water. Irene near in front of the lake, with the cathedral and town in the background.
The top of another nearby church, with, yes, a rooster on top!
Public spaces in Denmark are an opportunity for sculpture–usually stone or metal. This one is a the stump of a tree that was already growing in the park carved into a mass of animals.
Another lake by the roadside where we had lunch the next day on the island of Funen (Fyn in Danish). Note the floating bird houses. We saw numerous coots with young, as well as cormorants and ducks.