Silent Sunday…… Off to Church


Aalborg, Denmark…. and Budolfi Cathedral.

The snow white facade and it domed topped tower is one of the most distinctive, and in many ways dramatic, Cathedrals I have visited.   Very unique.

Built in the highest point of the Old Town in Aalborg, its distinctive outline also features on the Cities Crested Emblem.

As to its name.  Budolfi is named after the English Benedictine Monk, Saint Bodolfus, said to be to protector of travellers, very appropriate for this old and important harbour,  a prosperous centre of Jutland’s trading history.

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

29th November

(C) David Oakes 2020



Grand Architecture…….


Jens Bang’s House, Aalborg, Denmark

Early morning sunshine in Aalborg shows off the detail of this rather fabulous house.  Detailed brickwork, high gables and a cupola entrance above a stairway add to the fascination created by the architect.   It is know as Jens Bang’s  House and overlooks Nytorv Square.  Built in 1624 it has stood the test of time…… I do wonder if the designers, builders and owners ever dreamt that it would remain standing in 2020.

The building is also home to a Pharmacy,  which has shared the building for over 300 years, ( Swaneapotek (Swan Pharmacy)  it is still a Pharmacy to this day….. that must be some kind of record.


I also understand that the roadway, in front of Jens Bang’s House, is actually over what was once the waterfront, the building having direct access to the quay.   As Bang’s was a Merchant and Trader I guess this made it the perfect location for his home and business enterprise.

One of the joys of travelling, is that of discovering buildings and their stories.  Aalborg had many surprises but this spectacular house will live long in our memories.

Wherever, and if you are able to travel,

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

13th August

(C) David Oakes 2020


Lens Artist Photo Challenge – Everyday Moments


Two Ice Creams Please….

A hot Sunday in a busy Copenhagen, Denmark. A memory from two years ago and still fresh in the mind.

As is an equally hot Monday on the waterfront in the Hanseatic Quarter of Bergen, Norway, where a liquid refreshment was called for.


Two suggestions for the Lens Artist Challenge

19th August

(C) David Oakes 2018

Cees Odd Ball Photo Challenge- 2016 Week 48


The Old Salt Warehouse

Now a Boutique Hotel, Copenhagen.

My suggestion for this weeks Odd Ball Challenge.

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2nd December

(C) David Oakes 2016