Min hjemby | My Home Town

Scott Thomas came up with assignment #6: My Home Town.
Not an easy theme to work with. -Unless you have access to a helicopter or an aeroplane.
Well – I have chosen to define ‘Town’ as a collection of houses. For this collection I will present houses where I have lived – My homes. And a couple additional buildings.

Let me begin with the beginning.
This is where I was born. In 1953 – and years before and after – there was a private maternity hospital here.

My parents lived in a spare room behind a bookshop in this house. Now there is a “Massage school”:

My father built this house while my mother was expecting my baby brother. I lived here until I left home to make my own life together with my girlfriend.

We moved into a small apartment in this building. Whau! As if life just began.

A few years later we needed more room for our first child, and moved into a larger apartment in the same area:

As I had been living in ‘own house’ all my life, I wanted a house for us. We bought this house when our son was three:

We left this house 23 years later to settle down close to lakes and forest. I have shown my house and garden in earlier posts.
Let me end this post with images of my schools and the local church.

22 tanker om “Min hjemby | My Home Town”

  1. This is wonderful ! So many houses you lived in, each one a particular marker with special memories of your life. I enjoyed travelling through your hometown. Thank you Carsten.

  2. And there it is – home is where the family is, all across the years. Thank you for the glimpses of your life.

    1. Thanks Gerry.
      I was a little on ‘soft ground’ when I visited the house we left 8 years ago. How did the new owners like it? Would they complain about something? It came out very positive. They were happy with the house as I re-built it. And we had a long talk.
      I liked the sunday afternoon tour visiting all the old places. I wanted to show a few places more, but I can do that another day.

  3. Thanks for the tour, Carston! Clever take on Scott’s assignment. Each place served to mold you and build you and your family into what it is today. I enjoyed walking through the memories with you. Well done! 🙂

    1. Thank you Tracey. You should have been with me on the tour. I came very much around. There are many places to tell my fellow bloggers about. Maybe an other day….

  4. Our minds went wandering in a similar direction with this challenge Carsten! 🙂
    Thanks so much for the tour….it seems as though brick is the predominant building material over there. Is that the case? Or is it just coincidence that most of the buildings you photographed are of brick?
    There certainly is something special about spending a lifetime in the same area, isn’t there?

    1. Isn’t it a strange idea: Wandering in the same direction – many thousand miles apart! But you’re right. We had the same urge to present our background. Perhaps because we’re proud of it.
      Yes, most houses here in Denmark are built of bricks.
      I think we need to present some pictures of typical buildings and roads so we can compare and see if it is so different.
      Thanks KD.

  5. Really good idea taking us “on tour” to your (many) homes – very inspiring: I started remembering all the places, I have been living in for the last 55 years….. It’s more than 10 – plus places here in Denmark and some other countries, where I spent some weeks or months….

    1. Thanks Truels.
      I only omitted one place. I had one year of my schooltime on a school in the other end of Denmark. ‘Efterskole’ is the danish name. Ther is no direct english name for it. It is a school where you stay for one school-year (10 months) and only go home in (some of) the weekends.

  6. This is so neat Carsten, if I have to photograph all the houses and apartments that I used to live, I would be in big trouble. 🙂

    The house that your father built is very charming. My dad is also very handy and had built houses for us in the past when I was little.

    1. Thank you very much Nye.
      I understand why you can not present images of all your homes.
      In fact, I practically built the small yellow house we had for 23 years. Only some of the outer walls were not changed.

    1. Yes Jennifer. We certainly get around a lot these days. I’m glad you showed the way to your blog. I’ll see if I can find your favourite bread recipe for our new oven.

  7. I’m very glad Scott’s assignment has directed me to your blog. Each year in school my 6th grade students read “Number the Stars” which takes place in Denmark, but during the occupation during WWII. I’ve always tried to have a picture in my mind of Denmark, now I’ll have some real ones too!

    1. Thanks Karma, you are very welcome. I tried to google “Number the stars”. It looks as a good book for teaching.
      Do you have a blog yourself? If so, I’d like to see it.

      1. Actually I’ve just started a blog! I’d love for you to stop by if you have the time! Spring time baby bunnies are featured in my new post.

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