Wednesday, 10 May 2006

A day trip to Haderslev

From my new temporary home in South Slesvig, Germany, I took a trip to the old, Danish city of Haderslev situated in South Jutland. The purpose of the trip was to watch my favourite football team play a game against the local team, but I arrived early enough to have a look at the oldest part of the city.

The cathedral of Haderslev seen at the end of a small alley dominated by two beautiful old studwork houses. Studwork, or timber frame construction, is a traditional Danish way of building houses. Unfortunately more modern modes of construction dominate today, but many places in Denmark the old buildings still exist.

The cathedral seen in its entirity. This massive church was built in the 1400s, but some parts of it originate from an even older church from the 1250s.

The small but magnificent town square of Haderslev. Again more studwork houses can be seen.

At the football game, the small but dedicated group of Silkeborg fans welcome their team onto the field with confetti, flags and vocal support.

A picture from the game. Silkeborg plays in red, and from the left you can see the following Silkeborg players: Goalkeeper David Preece (Formerly Aberdeen, Scotland), Simon Nagel, Jens Berthel Askou, Iddi Alkhag and Dennis Flinta (those two in the background), Henrik Schnedler, Thomas Raun and Martin Ørnskov. If you enlarge the picture, you will see that the SønderjyskE striker Simon A. Pedersen, was looking straight into my camera as I took the picture, even though he was busy still playing the match.

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