Almost forgot that I would show some of Solvang after my post “More of a Smaller City”
Since we went to Solvang – remake of a Danish town – close to the W-coast of California the last two years to celebrate the 4th of July, my thoughts went there. They celebrate it in the morning with a big parade with all the organizations in town, and poop scoopers right behind the horses (I thought that was a great idea).
At some places along the road along the coast between Los Angeles and Solvang the fog keeps hanging till the afternoon, even though the sun is shining, like here.
*One of these odd low hanging clouds and a fence
*It’s fitting with the friendly touristy atmosphere in town. Xenial (concerning hospitality) Danish everything (almost) – the crème puffs are to die for – and they have folk dances from Denmark in the original costumes.
Crazily busy during store hours, but as soon as darkness falls, the streets are suddenly empty.
There are at least two statues of the Little Mermaid which is so closely knitted to Denmark.
I liked this variant of the original.
Below an enlarged view of the flowers here
*The red traffic sign is typically European: round with a horizontal white stripe means one way traffic.
The words “Do not enter” are for the USA visitors (in Europe these words are not on the sign).On the other end of the street would be a blue sign with a white arrow.
We discovered this book loft the first time we came to Solvang. Found a magazine with an article how to write a novel in one month. Not that I was planning to write anything ever again after battling writing in a 2nd language and going through the hoops of a research dissertation (I did finish it, because I was so close to my Dr degree), but that article helped me getting a handle of the ins and outs of writing.
The next year I came back to the Book Loft I was half way with my writing (you guessed it: a novel). I visit this store every time I come in Solvang because it is a marker in my life never to forget.
Behind this windmill we’ve eater one of the tastiest and healthiest pizza’s ever!
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE 4TH OF JULY?
When our kids were around we stayed home to have a BBQ party with friends
and looking at fireworks
now they have flown out of the nest, mom and pop travel wherever they like
have some good food and look at fireworks (if possible)
Thanks to All the Hosts!
Blue Monday * Travelphoto * Mandarin Orange * Whim.Windows&Doors *
Our World * Nature Notes * Blo-Ma *
ABC Wed. – X * Outdoor Wed. * Water World * Signs * Wordless Wed. *
Little Things * Share the Joy * Alphabe- F * Up Down View * Good Fences *
Sky Watch * Floral Friday Foto * Fri. Photo Journal * Flowers from Today *
Weekend Reflection * Orange TGIF * Maleviks Garden *