Monday, June 21, 2010

Even the launderette is picturesque on a Danish island

"The Launderette"
Aeroskobing, Denmark

We arrived on the island of Aero via two trains and a ferry from Copenhagen. Aeroskobing is a well-preserved town rebuilt in the 1680s on the original 12 streets after a fire destroyed the village that was founded in 1250. The houses are kept in their authentic condition using materials from that time, and tend to sag and tilt. From our second-story room in Pension Vestergade, I decided to paint a bit of what I could see -- some wonderful roofs and a pretty house.

Today we asked our hostess, Susanna, how to find the self-serve laundry. I found out it is the yellow house that I painted! We used the washer and dryer so discretely located in what Rick Steves, the travel writer, calls Aero's "village in a bottle."

We chatted with a local resident while waiting for the ferry and learned that the pronunciation of the town's name (which includes letters we don't have in our alphabet) -AIR oh SHKUB ing.

10 comments:

Watercolorist said...

It looks very quaint. I love old villages. Spent a lot of time in old English versions. You must be having a wonderful time.

Nina E Jørgensen said...

awesome that you are visiting denmark!!!

Charlene Brown said...

Great to hear from you -- and what a delightful story and painting!

PAMO said...

Quaint is exactly the word I thought when I saw your painting!! I love it. Sounds like you are having a wonderful time.

Kathy said...

What a great adventure you're having!! Love the painting.

Candy said...

Wow, Mary! This looks charming. I love the painting. Have fun! I'm looking forward reading more about this adventure.

Megha Chhatbar said...

Denmark must be such a beautiful place! I have visited it through your painting. :) Well done Mary! Have a gr8 time there..

AutumnLeaves said...

I absolutely love this point of view, rooftops framing the yellow building. Gorgeous work, Mary! What an amazing little village too!

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Mary, I'm a bit envious of your travels in Denmark and Scandavia...I have fond memories of travel there long ago.

I think your painting of the launderette is marvelous!

Mary Paquet said...

Thanks, my blog friends.