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donegal

Fountain "Endless Connection", Århus

Posted on 2017.07.06 at 22:49
Current Location: Fountain "Endless Connection", Århus, Denmark
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The only way I can describe this fountain as "walk-in". Water jets come from the metal grating that is level with the pavement. There are islands between the walls of water and grating swallows water quickly, so you could be dry standing between the walls of water. Also, walls raise and fall in patterns and for about a minute or two the whole fountain sleeps, with no water coming up at all.

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donegal

Our neighbours on Fanø

Posted on 2017.06.24 at 12:39
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donegal

Skt. Hans on Fanø

Posted on 2017.06.24 at 12:27
Current Location: Fanø, Denmark
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Skt. Hans bonfire on Fanø. Hard to believe is was four years ago.


Mizen

33rd International Kite Fliers Meeting on Fanø - Report

Posted on 2017.06.20 at 22:56
Current Location: Fanø, Denmark
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I don't know the official numbers, but it feels like it was by far the biggest meeting ever. I heard that Thursday was some public holiday in Germany, which contributed to the number of participants, then the good weather, plus reports on Danish TV and finally some regular presence on social media.

Again, this is my personal perception, but I noticed many more Dutch number plates and larger percentage of Danish. Sadly I did not see a single British number. These became a rarity after closing of ferry route from Harwich to Esbjerg in 2014. There were some cars from Belgium, France and even Poland!

Japanese delegation arrived the weekend before and was on Fanø whole week. I did see some of their kites, more based on tradition, rather than new technology and materials. But they brought something new to the meeting, which I have not seen in previous years - the singing kites! The kite's form is not important, but the front of a kite should have a curved arc stretching a string, just like a bow. This bow should be perpendicular to the wind. I think some of the kites had several strings on the same arch, giving tone variations to the sound. The sound of these kites could be compared to anything from overhead airplane to an idling moped. I could imagine that these kites could have been used for signalling, as the sound from kite travels good distance even across and against the wind!

It was impossible to find accommodation in Nordby or Rindby, so we stayed in the house among the sand dunes south-west of Sønderho. I think it was only three or four houses away from the most southern house on Fanø. Additional feature of the house was neighbouring rabbit hole, inhabited by five tiny baby rabbits. These little fur balls were warming themselves on the sun each morning and playing in the evening right before our windows.

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donegal

Morning guest to our garden

Posted on 2017.06.15 at 09:18
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donegal

Egeskov Slot

Posted on 2017.06.11 at 11:11
Current Location: Egeskov Slot, Fyn, Danmark
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Mizen

Cupboard Door Lock - Baby proof

Posted on 2017.06.07 at 14:47
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I designed and printed this door lock out of immediate needs, but when I posted it to Thingiverse it became instant hit. Since some of my friends might need it too, I'm sharing design with everybody. Download STL files and read description here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2320880

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Mizen

33rd International Kite Fliers Meeting on Fanø

Posted on 2017.05.28 at 10:28
Current Location: Fanø, Denmark
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The 33rd International Kite Fliers Meeting on Fanø will be from 15 to 18 June 2017. This year a big delegation from Japan supposed to arrive to the meeting.

Previous meetings:
2008
http://fivestep.livejournal.com/150434.html

2009
http://fivestep.livejournal.com/240153.html
http://fivestep.livejournal.com/240564.html
http://fivestep.livejournal.com/239682.html

2010
http://fivestep.livejournal.com/313118.html

2011
http://fivestep.livejournal.com/389516.html

2012
http://fivestep.livejournal.com/458808.html

2013
http://fivestep.livejournal.com/506286.html
http://fivestep.livejournal.com/506568.html

2014
http://fivestep.livejournal.com/547690.html

2015
http://fivestep.livejournal.com/581396.html

2016
http://fivestep.livejournal.com/615919.html

donegal

Forest picnic

Posted on 2017.05.21 at 21:40
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