My Kirkegaard

Trip Start Aug 29, 2007
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Trip End Feb 02, 2008


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Monday, September 3, 2007

And so we enter...the DANger zone (bit of a pun for you).

This entry will be short, like Danny DeVito, but less bald and feeble looking but ohhhhhh so just as annoying. It is short because the masterful photos I will post in the relevant album will do all the talking for me. As we know a picture is worth a thousand words and I have at least 4 pictures for you...so work it out.

Anyway, so on my third day here I vistited Assisstens Kirkegaard. Essentially this Kirkegaard (or Church/Grave yard) is a massive, ancient (and I use the term in a hyperbolic sense as it is not really ancient, seriously if you believed this graveyard pre-dated Christ, or whatever the temporal benchmark is that determines ancientness, you are a silly muffin without any chocolate bits, just bran and spam. You silly spam muffin). Anyway, Assistens Kirkegaard is just across the road from me and I've given it it's own enrty here as I think it's quite a beautiful and calming place through which to amble (or saunter, or swagger depending on your preferred foot travel) ABSOLUTELY NO MEANDERING THOUGH! Unless you're an especially talented boxer because if you meander the dead will rise and attack your face.

Anyway walking through Assisstens Kirkegaard is a really nice idea if you've got a few hours to spare. I only intended to go there for 20 minutes or so but ended up staying for 2 1/2 hours because it's silently captivating exploring the dense foliage and gravestones that date back as far as the 1700s. Not to mention the whole site takes up about 2 1/2 city blocks. Or ten. I mean, I don't know. I'm not psychic. Right?

Oh yeah one strange thing happened to me on this stroll. So there I was just beginning to get my cemetery face locked in and I hear a strangely familiar (yeah, I used a paradoxical term) sound. It was...a didgeridoo! Well, a man playing a didgeridoo. They don't play themselves...not for just anyone, especially not me. I was going to approach him but he seemed fairly into his song. Eyes closed and whatnot. If you look in the photo I've labelled DidgeriWHAT! you can just make him out behind some shrubbage (I didn't want to make it too obvious I was photographing him for fear of being smited by his mighty 'doo.


Fun historical fact: Soren Kirkegaard, a very famous and still influential Danish philospher, is buried here.
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