October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween


From the graveyard, at Hojbe Kirke.

Posted by Kate at October 31, 2012 12:30 AM

Now that's a classic Danish church.

Posted by: Karl at October 31, 2012 12:18 AM

This finally explains the church top architecture of the Lutheran church in Dalum Alberta.

Posted by: Cal at October 31, 2012 12:22 AM

Hm,they were building with Lego long before we ever had them.

Posted by: dmorris at October 31, 2012 1:36 AM

It dates to the mid 1100's.

Posted by: Kate at October 31, 2012 3:46 AM

Years ago we were in Tuscany with 3 kids under 10 (they complained about missing Trick or Treating) that Halloween week and got a bit lost on the way to San Gimignano. Ate lunch and took the lift to the hilltop fortress that dated to about 900 AD. Cobblestone streets and everything decorated for the Halloween/Day of the Dead Festival. Like a Halloween party on steroids.

In what would have been the Keep, there was an Italian tribute to the cartoon show The Simpsons. We still laugh about the translation of one of the cartoons referring to the "typical American diet of beer and donuts."

I think the satire was lost on them.

That church reminds me of that hilltop and that day. It would have been at home there.

Posted by: Robin at October 31, 2012 7:23 AM

@ Cal,

Yes, the Lutheran church at Dalum was built by Danish immigrants. There is an almost identical one in Calgary, in Crescent Heights.

Posted by: Karl at October 31, 2012 9:39 AM

Kate, if you can get to town of Ribe, in the SW Jutland, it's a nice day's visit.

Posted by: Fred2 at October 31, 2012 9:58 AM

The only thing that would make that more Danish is a coat of chalk-whitewash on the stone.

Posted by: Fred2 at October 31, 2012 10:56 AM

Jack-o-lanterns carved: check
Grave stones placed in the yard: check
Flood lights in place: check
Grim reaper set up: check
Adequate amounts of candy for the kids: check
Halloween is a go! I love this time of year.

Posted by: Robert L at October 31, 2012 12:17 PM

Lovely church. You can see how stark it must have been before they added that pretty step ornamentation to the roof.

I'll give Halifax this, there are some really cool graveyards. Unfortunately it's pouring out, so I anticipate a sucky Hallowe'en tonight.

Posted by: Black Mamba at October 31, 2012 1:51 PM

Wow! Looks Shakespearean, as in a perfect venue in which to stage Hamlet.

Posted by: batb at October 31, 2012 4:46 PM