torsdag den 7. juli 2016
Det er første gang jeg er her, og det er virkelig hyggeligt. I går var der mulighed for en tur til Christiansfeld, som jo er kommet på UNESCOs verdensarvsliste. Jeg har aldrig været der før.
Der er utroligt fint med de gule murstenshuse, men jeg var meget overrasket over, at det faktisk kun er 2 gader og en kirke i midten som er hele "byen". Ihvertfald den del, som nu er på listen, og som tilhørte Brødremenigheden.
This week, I',m in southern Jutland, camping with my church. I stay in a cabin, which really is the best, considering all the rain we had!
It's my first time here, and it's really nice. Yesterday we had the opportunity to go see Christiansfeld, which has been put on the UNESCO world heritage list. I've never been there before.
It is amazingly pretty with the yellow brick houses, but I was so surprised that it is actually just 2 streets and a church in the middle as the entire "city". The part being on the list, anyway, which belonged to the Moravian Church.
De fik så heller ikke enormt mange børn, sammenlignet med det øvrige samfund.
The second, very surprising thing, was how strict the genders were separated in this town. Men and women lived in separate streets, entered the church through separate doors and had neither time nor physical possibility of communicating.
If a man wanted to get married, he went to his "elder" who contacted the women's house, and then they drew lots between fitting subjects. If he didn't get yes or no, but got "blank", he had to wait until some other time.......
This society didn't get quite as many children as the surrounding societies, which makes sense.
Det var virkelig et spændende sted, og honningkager fik jeg selvfølgelig også købt! (Faktisk ligger der også TO garnbutikker, og jeg nåede ind i den ene, men så skulle vi videre.... Det er jo svært at bestemme, når man får lov at køre med i andres bil!)
Even the graveyard is gender divided! It's called "field of God", and all tombstones are identical and still in place, back from the 18th century.
It was a very interesting place, and I did buy some honey cakes too! (Actually, this city holds no less than TWO yarn shops, and I found my way into one of them, but then we needed to get back..... It is kind of difficult to decide when to go back, when you get to ride someone else's car!)
This place is - - - - cool. Typical Danish summer! I'm really happy I brought my temperature blanket on this vacation, being able to use it as a bed blanket! It works quite well, although it's by no means done yet.