Alex's Alliterative Adventures

Thoughts on Programming, Life, and Travel


I just got back from the first day of a week-long music festival, so I’m a bit exhausted. I’ll be mostly out of commission tomorrow, but I’ll write something more substantial on sunday. In mean time, I’ll tide you over with a few pictures from the land of Tasty Danishes. Click on each picture for a bigger version.

“Slut” actually means “end”. I can only presume that “spurt” means “spurt”.

Apparently the Danes have a different idea of what’s appropriate to plaster your store windows with. Either that, or they speak a foreign language, or something.

These parking clocks are extremely common in Copenhagen.

Danish cars have a small clock sticker in the windshield. It’s used to display the time at which the car was parked, which in turn is used to enforce parking laws. Shut up, I found it interesting.

I have no idea what was going on here.

Those danes, they’re crazy.

On my second day in Denmark (August 15th), I decided to walk through the local shopping area. While I was there, a random parade broke out. It may have been due to my presence, I’ll never really know for sure.

I’m about to pass out on my keyboard, I’ll be more active in a few days.


6 Comments so far

  1. Kev August 19th, 2006 1:28 am

    i can see myself forgetting to adjust the clock often

    anyways, you gotta find those exciting events like catapulting a piano! There was an event like that 2 weeks ago in paris =P

  2. Singer August 19th, 2006 10:53 am

    Glad to see that you have conquered the small, electronic, pictorial device. Also, glad to hear that you are settling in. Good luck in finding a choir and with understanding the local language.

    Remember that if anyone calls you a “drotning” they really mean Nathan.

  3. Alex August 19th, 2006 7:25 pm

    o_O destroying large, valuable objects? Why am I always in the wrong place at the wrong time?

    I spoke to a few local musicians, and there are a few choirs to choose from, although I’m not sure if I can sing in all of them. Apparently there are a few all-male choirs at the school, which could be an unusual change for me. As for the drotning warning, as far as I can tell, that’s icelandic, but thanks for the heads up 😉

  4. Mel August 20th, 2006 1:54 am

    haha… so it’s almost 3am and I can’t sleep. Saw your site on your msn name this morning but didn’t really get a chance to say hi since I had that RCM vocal exam today. Nice blog you got going on. Hope you’re having fun.

    As for the all-male choirs, I’m not too sure about the whole thing. As discussed earlier, the purpose of choirs is to meet girls isn’t it?

  5. Gbaby August 21st, 2006 10:22 am

    Socks, those parking clocks look pretty cool, by chance are the hands made out of some sort of metal, you might be able to have some fun if you can find your self a strong magnet… he he!

    Anyway more feedbacks… urg.

    Sounds like you’re having fun, did you go to Lego land?


  6. Alex August 21st, 2006 5:53 pm

    I’m pretty sure they were plastic. Alas, my foreign vandalism spree has been cut short.

    Not yet. What’s worse is that the nearest IKEA is actually in another town. In fact, it’s on the edge of another town! Frankly, I’m outraged. If I wasn’t surrounded by such comforting volvos, I don’t know what I’d do.

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