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Old 05-04-2019, 04:19 AM
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Tonight the Liberation of Denmark in 1945 is marked.

It was around 20.00 or so in the evening so dusk was about to set in when people tuned in to the Danish news services from BB.
It was strictly illegal but everyone did it, especially then towards the end of the war.
The usually news were read up, when suddenly silence... The news reader resumed by telling that a special message had just come in. The HQ of Field Marshall Montgomery had just announced that the German troops in Northwest Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark have surrendered
The message was repeated, but few, except the members of the Resistance, heard much more.
Because then the special bulletins came streaming out of the radio: "Gerda's coffee-cup is broken." - "Hansen has a new dog." - "Louise use curlers." And so on.
Coded messages for the Resistance.
But within minutes the streets were flooded with jubilant Danes.

The German troops quietly retreated to their barracks. They made it. They survived.

The surrender was actually formally to take place the next day the 5th May and that is the official Liberation Day, and a flag day.
But tonight the Liberation Message is marked.

It is marked by placing two lit candles in the windows.
https://www.kristendom.dk/sites/defa...1517996452.jpg

But it's many years ago and fewer put candles in the windows anymore. Or rather they do, but it's not a marking of the Liberation, but rather a normal thing as a consequence of our obsession with candles here in DK.

But at Amalienborg and other royal residences, like Fredensborg, this night is very much still marked as you can see here:
https://www.kristendom.dk/sites/defa...1525354211.jpg

Also elsewhere there are a local traditions in connection with this evening, Especially perhaps in garrison towns and Southern Jutland, where it is now just as much a communal tradition as marking the Liberation.
https://www.tvsyd.dk/files/styles/fi...?itok=lWeLUlqm
https://olfi.dk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/image-4.jpeg
https://minby.dk/wp-content/uploads/...rupscanpix.jpg
https://images.jv.dk/52/24552_1200_0_0_37_1969_1230.jpg
https://images.jv.dk/6/1767706_1280_851_0_0_0_0_2.jpg
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Old 05-04-2019, 05:50 AM
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Thanks Muhler, too often we forget that we are the candle holders and the storytellers relating what our parents told us to the next generation and the generation that follows.

If we forget or can't be bothered we betray a generation that gave us the light we live in today. It is our responsibility to keep them and their stories alive for as we know, those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.

Strangely enough there will be many children who ask their grandparents "why two candles grandpa?" And the story can be told.
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Old 05-04-2019, 05:55 AM
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Ps: I forgot to say thanks for all the beautiful photos and the Palace looks amazing lit as it is, but they all look serene and not Christmasy.
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Old 05-04-2019, 06:36 AM
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Is the first photo of the palace - Fred and Mary's palace? Denmark suffered many dark days from the invasion during the war. And I mean every day was a dark day.
It must be a dreadfull feeling having a deadly invasion force ruling your country. I hope your traditions continue and the next generations are never allowed to grow up ignorant of what happened to their great grand parents.
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Old 05-04-2019, 09:32 AM
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You are welcome Marg & Tarlita.

Yes, the photo is indeed of Frederik VIII's Mansion, where M&F live. You can tell by the clock.
Denmark was very fortunate in suffering a lot less than most occupied countries. Sometimes that was down to sheer luck - or as on one February day in 1945 simply down to bad weather.
The last in my family who was old enough the really remember the Occupation died in 2003, so it's up to among others me, to tell their stories to my children. In as far as they are interested, fortunately they are, when you really start telling.
And I'm glad I wrote down some of the stories my relatives told, while they were still around.
Some of the stories, not least those my mother told are pretty dramatic, but most are glimpses of the day to day lives during a foreign occupation.
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Old 05-06-2019, 04:38 AM
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Thanks Muhler. I thought the clock was the giveaway to Fred and Mary's palace.
Handed down stories from one generation to the next is so very important. It is also important to never forget.
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Old 07-09-2019, 06:12 AM
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Every day this week, The Crown Prince in a series of videos tell us about the unique, modern artworks in Frederik VIII's Palace at Amalienborg, where the Crown Prince family lives daily


https://www.facebook.com/detdanskeko...6289460636520/


Fortællinger om moderne kunst i Frederik VIII’s Palæ | Kongehuset
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Old 07-09-2019, 09:52 AM
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Thanks, Eya.

Frederik says that at first the room can seem overwhelmingm surrounded as you are by an "electric storm."
The artist used own photos, manipulated them into something resembling the "electric storm", then send the result to a weaver, who then turned it into a tapestry.
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Old 07-09-2019, 11:17 AM
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What a great idea! Show the modern artworks on this "slow" summer week.

Article and picture
https://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelig...ndt-i-sit-hjem

and more info on the room
https://www.instagram.com/p/BzsNUfdgwNZ/
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Old 07-09-2019, 11:47 AM
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According to the comments on Instagram, people do not like this tapestry.

I do however.
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Old 07-09-2019, 03:44 PM
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When I first did see this tapestry, I thought I might need a new computer monitor... but this is not the case: Truly blurry and then black and white - modern and stone old.


Makes me dizzy!
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Old 07-09-2019, 04:20 PM
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I like it too. And something truly unique.
Frederik and Mary have used it recently for various meetings and events
https://www.instagram.com/p/ByFWOMXgSXO/
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...92&oe=5D62C2B6
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Old 07-09-2019, 04:24 PM
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I wonder if it is less overwhelming in person than it is in photographs? The photographs ping my migraine-o-meter, but that's true for quite a few graphics that in real life are much less "buzzy." I like the idea very much, I'm just not sure how it would be to be standing in the middle of that room in real life.
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Old 07-09-2019, 06:27 PM
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I wonder if it is less overwhelming in person than it is in photographs? The photographs ping my migraine-o-meter, but that's true for quite a few graphics that in real life are much less "buzzy." I like the idea very much, I'm just not sure how it would be to be standing in the middle of that room in real life.


I was wondering the same thing. I’m dizzy just looking at it online.
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Old 07-10-2019, 05:20 AM
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Today CP Frederick show us the kitchen of the family

https://www.facebook.com/detdanskeko...3783169756021/


https://www.instagram.com/p/Bzutw6BgAZR/
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Old 07-10-2019, 05:24 AM
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Today CP Frederick show us the kitchen of the family
This is what I think was called the butler's pantry. It's not the private kitchen.
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Old 07-10-2019, 05:57 AM
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According to the comments on Instagram, people do not like this tapestry.

I do however.
I would say just as many - if not more - like this room according to the comments on Instagram. Many credits how the Crown Prince Couple has managed to make their own contemporary imprint at their palace mixed in a beautiful and respectful manner with the old interior and the old rooms. A modern, contemporary and courageous art-interested Crown Prince couple.

In fact, I actually don't know if I like this room or not, but I think every other rooms are truly beautiful art and it matches so well with the old rooms. I visited the palace in 2010 when Frederik and Mary opened it up to everyone. It would have been totally wrong if a young modern Crown Prince family should have had heavy, dark and old globelines hanging on the walls. They have created a palace that is a work of art and an experience in itself - new and old with respect for each other.

Mary is definitely interested in art, but I have the impression that Frederik is the leader at home when it comes to modern art. Is it just me?

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This is what I think was called the butler's pantry. It's not the private kitchen.
Yes I also quite sure it's called the butler's pantry. It's not their private kitchen. The rooms shown are the official representative rooms. Their private rooms are ... well private. Fully understandable. However, in the pictures from Vincent and Josephine's 1 year birthday, I think it's their private kitchen that we can glimpse in the background:
https://berlingske.bmcdn.dk/media/ca...4777533-tv.jpg

I was inside to see the mansion in 2010 when Frederik and Mary opened it up to everyone. It was a wonderful experience, but I was also surprised at how small it actually was considering it is a royal castle. Considering that the Crown Prince family's private apartment is only on the 2nd floor (mezzanin) I don't think we shall think they are living on huge space, at least not in a huge castle.

Here you can see where Frederik, Mary and children have private rooms:
https://ibb.co/kG2tXsg
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:02 AM
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Here you can see where Frederik, Mary and children have private rooms:
https://ibb.co/kG2tXsg
Not shown on the map

At The bel étage also the dining room, the reading/music chamber and possibly also the room between The Great Hall and the private dining room.
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:47 AM
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Although I don't understand one bit, it's still entertaining though. Nice one CP Frederik!
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Old 07-10-2019, 11:39 AM
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Both videos and more info on the artwork
Fortællinger om moderne kunst i Frederik VIII’s Palæ | Kongehuset

This has been a very nice idea for the summer.
I remember we saw this area used for the family's Christmas video
https://i2.wp.com/royalcentral.co.uk...fit=1200%2C675
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