I was out on a morning walk recently here in Lyckeby in Sweden. During it I got the privilege to witness the stunning Mist(er) Morning Show below. Of course I could not resist to take some photos of it. So here they are. :-)
About one week ago I went on a little excursion to Elsinore in Denmark. A cute European city I have been to many, many times. However I think it was about 15 years ago since my last visit. But I can tell you that not much had changed in 15 years. Lol! The lovely little town of Elsinore was exactly as I remembered it, a cozy Danish pearl.
Now Elsinore (in Danish: Helsingør,) is a city of just under 50.000 residents. It is located in the north eastern corner of the island Zealand in Denmark. Elsinore is the closest city to Sweden with frequent ferry connections to its twin city across the strait; Helsingborg. Elsinore is best known for the magnificent Kronborg castle, its historic city centre and as the setting of Shakespeare's Hamlet.
On our way to the ferry in Helsingborg in Sweden.
Time to board.
On our way.
The ferry ride took about fifteen minutes.
Arrived to Helsinore port in Denmark.
Over there was the Kronoborg Castle.
A side street in the historic city center of Elsinore in Denmark.
The main street in Elsinore.
Where there were lots of lovely little restaurants.
And this most adorable pup!! Aww!!
Cheese is a huge export item for Denmark. Two thirds of the Danish cheese production of between 700,000 and one million tons is shipped abroad and represent between five and ten percent of Denmark's total exports. Now something very special with Danish cheese is that it has a tendency to smell pretty bad! Like as sweaty feet in fact. Luckily most Danish cheeses do taste a lot better than they smell, something I personally can vow for. Hehe.
Say Cheeeeese! ;-)
A typical Danish cheese shop filled with lots of different cheeses (and Danish cheese odours). Hehe.
Dare to try? I did. :-) This one did not smell that bad though.
This cheese however smelled really bad! But I tried it and it tasted OK. I would not buy it though. Lol!
Another Danish specialty is their red sausage which are usually sold in a pølsevogn (sausage wagon). Oddly enough though I could not find one single pølsevogn along the main street of Elsinore... Weird! Anyway, the Danish red sausages are are traditionally served on a small rectangular paper plate with a side order of bread (similar to a hot dog bun, but without a slice in it), and a serving of ketchup, mustard and toasted onions. The sausage is hand held, dipped into the sauces and eaten. The bread is eaten alternately and also dipped into the sauces.
A typical serving of Danish red sausages served with a bottle of Danish beer.
Now on to my favourite Danish food item - Danish pastry! The Danish pastry began as a variation on the cinnamon bun but has in recent years evolved differently depending on tradition and taste. My favorite version of Danish pastry is covered with chocolate and filled with vanilla cream. Yuuum!!! And I for one never leave Denmark without having bought some Danish pastry to bring home with me. :p
Some typical versions of Danish pastry.
A few more.
And this is the one I had. Yuuuuummy!!! I also bought a couple of these to take home with me. :p
Because after we had devoured some Danish pastries it was time to leave Elsinore for this time.