mandag den 5. maj 2014

Udflugt til København -- A trip to Copenhagen

     Sidste weekend var vi en tur i København. Som det måske er fremgået af denne blog, har Uglemor et svagt punkt for japanske ting, og nu var der Sakura-festival på Langelinje. Det måtte vi opleve. 
     På vej derud, så vi en svane med nyudklækkede saneunger og et endnu ikke klækket æg. . 
     Selve festivalen var en oplevelse. Kirsebærtræerne var sprunget ud, der var samuraier i fuld udrustning, cosplay-folk med alle farver hår, familier der nød en bento  (japansk madpakke) under kirsebærtræerne (sakura er japansk for kirsebærtræ/blomster), karaoke, ninjutsu, salg af japanske bøger, våbenattrapper, tøj og mad. Og sidst, men ikke mindst sumobrudning for alle, hvor man blev iklædt en 20 kg tung rustning og skulle brydes på en måtte. Det var vældig sjov, og man var totalt hjælpeløs, hvis man væltede.Vi prøvede alle sammen, og billedet viser Skribenten og Trolli, der kæmper.

As readers of this blog may have discovered, MotherOwl has a weak spot for all things Japanese. Last weekend in April there's a Sakura festival in Copenhaguen. We had to go there. It was great, On our way there we met a swan with newly hatched chicks and a still unhatched egg. The sakura (Japanese cherries) were in full bloom, we saw samurais in full armour, cosplayers with hair in all the colours of the rainbow, families - us included - enjoying a bento (Japanese lunchbox) under the Sakura trees. We listende to karaoke, saw displays of ninjutsu, and tried our skills at sumowrestling. We were dressed in "armours" weighing 20 kg and pitched against an opponent on a mat. Very funny, an when you were defeated, you were totally helpless on your back. We all had a go, the photo shows the Writer and Trolli.


Svane - Sakura - Samurai - Sumo


     Bagefter gik turen op i Rundetårn, hvor der var en udstilling med Otto Frellos malerier og ting. Det var sidste dag, så der var mange besøgende, men vi kunne alligevel nyde de finurlige billeder. Uglemor har elsket hans malekunst og sprudlende fantasi gennem mange år, og efter et foredrag om hvordan han malede på BogForum i 2001, var hun helt solgt.

After the festival had ended, we went to Rundetårn (the Round Tower). The Danish painter Otto Frello had an exhibition there. It was the last day, but we could still enjoy his imaginative pictures. MotherOwl had the pleasure to hear most of his teachings on how to paint at BogForum in 2001. Since then, and even before, she has been fascinated by his way of painting.


  • En sød, nysgerrig brandhane -  kloakdæksel fra Varde (på Uglemors ønskeseddel) - Otto Frellos signatur - Rundetårn. 
  • A cute fire hydrant - manhole cover with an interpretation of one of Otto Frello's paintings (MotherOwl wants one like it) - Signature - The Round tower. 

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