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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Friday Fences and Tivoli Gardens Nightlife

This week I've been deep into a new Danish crime writer who is giving the likes of Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell some great competition--The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen (mouse over the book on my Shelfari shelf to the left here for a synopsis if you like a good police mystery). Anyway, the police department is right in the middle of Copenhagen and they keep making references to looking out over Tivoli Gardens, the Danish equivalent to Disneyland. So I found this little fence running along the stream walkway in Tivoli. Got the photos walking for dinner one evening there (2011).

And a couple of guys too cute not to show you. Along the walkway there were bread "gumball" machines. You put a coin in and got a handful of crumbs to feed theses eager birds and quackers:


Here's a fairy lit show of the grand hotel on the Tivoli grounds and another little night view of the water.


Now first thing this morning I'm going to Amazon to order the next installment of Chief Inspector Carl Mork's Copenhagen crime solvers, but before I do that will be checking out all the Friday Fences at Janis' place, Life According to Jan and Jer .

13 comments:

Linda said...

What a beautiful fairy-lit view! I may have to check out those mysteries - I love a good crime drama!

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show.
Really like those from Tivoli.
Wishing you a good weekend :)
Hanne Bente

Jan n Jer said...

Beautiful pics Faye. Like your perspective on the fence shot!!!

Beth said...

love the reflections. great views. (:

EG CameraGirl said...

Magical night photos, Faye. A writer to match Stieg Larson? I've got to check this out. :))

TexWisGirl said...

very pretty. :)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Lovely night pictures!

Judy said...

The lighting is phenomenal! I won't begin to guess the cost, but it is partly for the tourists, so it brings in a lot cash to the city...
Well worth it!

lorik said...

Great photos! I came over from Friday Fences - i see you and I have some things in common- pilates and scandinavian crime fiction:) My favourite is Henning Mankell. Now reading Liza Marklund's latest :)

Brian King said...

Beautiful photos! Great shot of the fence and the night photos are gorgeous.

lorik said...

Faye. We really do like the same authors. Both have Mankell as favourite too. I enjoy Nesbo but have to skip pages here and there (i am a wimp) and I have just finished Hakan Nessers' The Minds Eye, which I enjoyed. It is the second of his that I have read. I also like Lackberg, do you? And what about Roslund and Hellstrom? Three Seconds was fantastic!! Nice to have a new crime fiction friend:)

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

paying for crumbs to feed the ducks - could only happen in a tourist spot

Rita said...

I so love neon lighted buildings. Gorgeous.

We use to have those feeders in a park near me. They were removed because people insisted on bringing leftovers from home and the ducks would get sick. Now you get a fine of you are caught feeding any of the wildlife. Always one bad apple in the barrel, as the saying goes.