Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Aeroskobing in Denmark

Where the heck has Ed been? No activity on his blog for a long time.....well, the answer is.....Europe! Just got back a few days ago from a combination holiday of one week driving from Belgium to Denmark, and then a second week of cruising in the Baltic Sea visiting Talin, Estonia; St. Petersberg, Russia; Stockholm, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland: and Copenhagen, Denmark. I'll have a lot more to write about later.

In the meantime, here is a short video I threw together of our visit to the Island of Aeros in Denmark, and the city of Aeroskobing on the island where our Father's father lived. The hamlet of Dunkaer, the church and graveyard at Risemark, and the area around Little Rise all are pictured here, as is the town of Aeroskobing. All are touchstones in our family's heritage, especially Aeroskobing; I was able to stand in the doorway of 18 Vestergarde, where my grandfather lived, and walked down the same cobblestone lined streets that my relatives did. That was pretty cool!


Jerry said...

Very nice, Ed. Good deal on making the trip and exploring your family history.


Kathleen said...

Wonderful !!