Tuesday, 19 October 2010

ABC Wednesday, N for Nyvang


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When my sister, her husband and I stayed in Denmark in 2003, we visited Nyvang with our Danish friend. Here we had lunch with him in Nyvang park.


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On the map you see the two crosses showing the location of Nyvang

This park is situated on the Isle of Sjaelland/ Zealand( this has nothing to do with New Zealand, which was named after the Dutch province of Zeeland). The Co-operative Village Nyvang in Denmark is a historical centre of experience located in aesthetic surroundings five kilometres from Holbæk.It covers the period from 1870 to 1950. Those were the years that the the co-operative movement had its heyday.
We first saw the mainbuilding, then after a lovely walk the dairy, the smithy and finally the farm, which you can see on the two last photos. My sister, brother-in-law and I were the guests of honour and got coffee in the livingroom. It was there that we met our friend's cousin, who performed the part of farmer's wife.
This year she and her husband, who is the manager of the park, came to see me here. We went to Gouda to see the church. Last year they came here as well and then we went to the windmills.








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With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC.We started a new round of the fascinating meme of ABC. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar or Here. This week we are looking for words beginning with N.

27 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

Denmark is on our list of places to visit Wil - it looks such a fascinating place. I enjoyed your little taste of it here.

Patty said...

Sounds like you not only had an interesting visit with them, but they also had a nice visit with you showing them around at all the windmills. Happy Wednesday.

Dina said...

Always nice to see old pictures of old places. Thanks for the map too.

RuneE said...

Those were the day in more ways than one. The cooperative movement was strong in Denmark (and to some extent still is), but like anything else it has been commercialized.

Gramma Ann said...

You always have such nice and fun vacations, and then we get to enjoy the wonderful pictures and your memories. Thanks so much every week for sharing a new place, that i personally will never get to visit.

Sylvia K said...

Such a marvelous and interesting post for the N Day, Wil, as always! And it sounds like such a great place to visit. Unfortunately, I think Rune is right, the cooperative movement like so much else has been commercialized -- at least it has here in the states! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Roger Owen Green said...

more interesting history/geography that I know NOTHING about.

Thank you.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Arkansas Patti said...

Interesting post Wil and perusual, you sent me searching more information about the cooperative movement which I knew little of. Thanks again for tweaking my thirst for knowledge.
I really liked that house in the header and the peaceful scene lunch scene.

Nanka said...

Loved the trip around Denmark.

Wanda said...

Oh that was a delightful tour. Love all the pictures, and the map was helpful.

anthonynorth said...

Another marvellous looking place.

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful, Wil. I guess "New Zealand" was named after "Zealand" in Denmark, and I always thought it had something to do with the Netherlands.
Learn something new every day, I always say. Thanks.

Kay, Alberta

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, what fun that must have been. I love the photo in your banner as well. Great N post!

photowannabe said...

I love the living history enactments. It looks like a lovely place.

Vernz said...

thanks for sharing the soul of that country... we often hear it and read it on books, but nothing like this one...awesome photos..

My ABC Wednesday here

Hildred and Charles said...

Wonderful way to make new friends.

Vicki Lane said...

It looks like a charming place1

Cloudia said...

OLD- ZEALAND!

Thanks for showing it to us, Wil



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Marina said...

We're planning to visit Gouda village soon and buy some gouda cheese:) Our future dreams contain a visit to Denmark too- before we leave Belgium...

Kay said...

You really do have the most stunning photos, Wil. I love your header! Is this how New Zealand got its name?

Indrani said...

It was like I was there.
Great pictures.

Kay L. Davies said...

Hi Wil -- Thanks for visiting my blog, and for setting me straight about New Zealand. I thought there was a Netherlands connection, and I was right, but the Danish Zealand confused me. Now I see Tasmania was named after the explorer Tasman from the Netherlands. I love to learn something new every day!
K

Marina said...

Thank you for your kind words and support! I hope I'll be able to visit you soon!

Maple Leaf Mommy said...

What a fascinating look at somewhere I'd near heard of before.

Marina said...

I hope one day next month I'll be near you!!! Thank you for your kind invitation!

Rosey said...

I feel like eating some butter cookies now.

I like your header photo of the man peeking into the house.

George said...

Thanks for Avery interesting post about Nyvang -- I always learn so much from your 'alphabet' posts. You show wonderful pictures as well.