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Old 05-05-2011, 09:33 AM
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I guess we can put this under residencies.

In Billed Bladet #18, 2011 a Lars B. Nielsen ask about the bunker reserved for the Monarch in times of war.
http://www.billedbladet.dk/Kongelige...ongehuset.aspx

Jon Bloch Skipper replies that there indeed were two such bunkers, one may still be in use.
One bunker is located in Rold Forest in Northern Jutland and it's called REGAN VEST, which stands for REGeringsANlæg = Government facility West.
The other bunker is located in Northern Zealand.

- Apart from that Jon Bloch Skipper doesn't reveal more.
However the bunker and the purpose is now de-classified. During the so-called "grey period" prior to a full scale war, the DRF and a number of the most senior government ministers, and other key figures were to be transported to these bunkers and they were to stay there during a nuclear attack, or an invasion. In case of an invasion, the plan was to evacuate them as far as it was possible.
As it was expected that at least one of these bunkers would be knocked out neither the government nor the DRF were all placed in one bunker.
It was from here that Denmark would be governed in the aftermath of a nuclear war.

The Danish system was pretty identical to the British system, with a number of regional bunkers dotted all over the country. In these bunkers would be gathered a number of military and civillian key persons and regional politicians as well as government ministers.
In case of a nuclear war these regional commands would take control and excerzise what was basically dictatorial powers over the area.
I was in the Home Guard before joining the army again and in case of an invasion we were still under command of the general staff, but as everything was expected to break down after a nuclear war, we would as such be under the command of the local regional centre.
Our jobs were to maintain order, to search for wounded and perform triage both locally and at the interrim medical facillities and also to secure the regional centre and to ensure that commands from these centres were carried out. Another more morbid task was to deal with corpses. Geological surveys had already selected which areas were best suited for mass graves.
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Old 06-29-2011, 06:56 AM
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I guess we can put this under residencies.

In Billed Bladet #18, 2011 a Lars B. Nielsen ask about the bunker reserved for the Monarch in times of war.
Billed-Bladet - Blev der bygget en hemmelig atombunker til kongehuset?

Jon Bloch Skipper replies that there indeed were two such bunkers, one may still be in use.
One bunker is located in Rold Forest in Northern Jutland and it's called REGAN VEST, which stands for REGeringsANlæg = Government facility West.
The other bunker is located in Northern Zealand.

- Apart from that Jon Bloch Skipper doesn't reveal more.
However the bunker and the purpose is now de-classified. During the so-called "grey period" prior to a full scale war, the DRF and a number of the most senior government ministers, and other key figures were to be transported to these bunkers and they were to stay there during a nuclear attack, or an invasion. In case of an invasion, the plan was to evacuate them as far as it was possible.
As it was expected that at least one of these bunkers would be knocked out neither the government nor the DRF were all placed in one bunker.
It was from here that Denmark would be governed in the aftermath of a nuclear war.

The Danish system was pretty identical to the British system, with a number of regional bunkers dotted all over the country. In these bunkers would be gathered a number of military and civillian key persons and regional politicians as well as government ministers.
In case of a nuclear war these regional commands would take control and excerzise what was basically dictatorial powers over the area.
I was in the Home Guard before joining the army again and in case of an invasion we were still under command of the general staff, but as everything was expected to break down after a nuclear war, we would as such be under the command of the local regional centre.
Our jobs were to maintain order, to search for wounded and perform triage both locally and at the interrim medical facillities and also to secure the regional centre and to ensure that commands from these centres were carried out. Another more morbid task was to deal with corpses. Geological surveys had already selected which areas were best suited for mass graves.
Nice story. Thnks for sharing...
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Old 10-20-2011, 04:47 PM
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The Royal Castles at Legoland

I know the dates at the photos says XX/XX/2010, but they are all taken in week 42 this year. I must have set the date wrong... :(

But here it goes: The royal residences at Legoland:

Schackenborg Manor:
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Old 10-20-2011, 04:49 PM
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Gråsten Castle:
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Kronborg Castle:

The first two are taken from the boat ride and the last three on land:
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And the last ones, the CP Family at Kancellihuset. I don´t know why, but I didn´t take any photos of Fredensborg Castle...

The third photo is taken by one of the gardeners at Legoland, who was taking care of the trees at the exibitions
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Great.
Love the tiny details of the crownprince's family!
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:31 PM
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Great.
Love the tiny details of the crownprince's family!
How cute :) I think that this lego-stroller was add than twins was born
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Old 10-21-2011, 04:15 AM
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I found some photos from an earlier visit at Legoland :)
IIRC, then these photos are form 2007

Amalienborg Palace








Amaliehaven/ The Amalie Gardens






Fredensborg Slot




Look, Ziggy is sitting in Christians pram
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Old 10-21-2011, 04:23 AM
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Nice Lego Castles! They are very detailed!
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:07 PM
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Thanks, FasterB

So you were nephew-sitting during the autumn holiday?

Hope you had a nice trip.
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Thanks, FasterB

So you were nephew-sitting during the autumn holiday?

Hope you had a nice trip.
How could you guess that? My parents, nephew and I went to Legoland for two days and Givskud Zoo for one day in the autumn holiday

And btw, I met a giraffe. The following photos are taken without zoom. I just called at the giraffe and then (s)he came
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Hope you said hello to Samson.
You may remember that he's an expat from Copenhagen.

For foreign viewers...eeh, readers.
Samson is a gorilla. He became a household name in DK, in the 90's. - Not least after falling in love in a female reporter and masturbating while looking at her - on prime time TV.
After which, realising he couldn't get the reporter, lovely as she was, he proceeded to eat boogies out of his nose to console himself.

To this day I believe the reports from the zoo's in DK is among the best reality TV ever shown, and the participants, among them Samson, were among the most intelligent and endearing characters yet. - Whatever they did, it made a whole lot more sense than what most humans do.

You can actually find the infamous clip of Samson on YouTube.

- On another note. The Legoland view of M&F's private garden at Kancellihuset is probably the best we have. Even the swimming pool is very detailed.
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Hope you said hello to Samson.
You may remember that he's an expat from Copenhagen.
No, unfortunately I didn´t get the chance to say hello to Samson It was raining and my nephew couldn´t care less about Samson
So we took the Safaritour in car three times instead

Btw. talking about animals that every dane knows... Do you remember Brutalis?

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- On another note. The Legoland view of M&F's private garden at Kancellihuset is probably the best we have. Even the swimming pool is very detailed.
I should have taken better photos of all the castles, but it was raining, hailing (kæmpe hagl) and I don´t know what both days we were in Legoland, so most of the time we stood inside or tried to a take a tour in an inside ride
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Btw. talking about animals that every dane knows... Do you remember Brutalis?
I sure do A rhino, who was in so many ways more human than the humans he was among.
Do you remember when the elephants had a hang-over and the vet at the zoo phoned the police to see if they could help him with a breathalizer test on the elephants?
(They did manage to get a test and the elephants were drunk).
That was at same time the royal elephants from Thailand moved in.
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I sure do A rhino, who was in so many ways more human than the humans he was among.
Do you remember when the elephants had a hang-over and the vet at the zoo phoned the police to see if they could help him with a breathalizer test on the elephants?
(They did manage to get a test and the elephants were drunk).
That was at same time the royal elephants from Thailand moved in.
Oh yes, that was soooooo hilarious
I wish that they would make a rerun of the series
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Such detail.........thanks for posting
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I found some photos from an earlier visit at Legoland :)
IIRC, then these photos are form 2007

Amalienborg Palace

Amaliehaven/ The Amalie Gardens

Fredensborg Slot

Look, Ziggy is sitting in Christians pram
WOW They look like the mini versions of the actual royal residence and it's hard to believe it's made of Lego :0
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Why do I get the feeling that Denmark TV is better then American tv. I will have to look those up on youtube. Ok I have to ask why and how did the elephants get drunk.

Ok to stay on topic, those castles look very life like. Muhler or FasterB would you know how long it took the artists/builders to do that? If I ever get to Denmark that would have to be one of the places I go to.
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Why do I get the feeling that Denmark TV is better then American tv. I will have to look those up on youtube. Ok I have to ask why and how did the elephants get drunk.

Ok to stay on topic, those castles look very life like. Muhler or FasterB would you know how long it took the artists/builders to do that? If I ever get to Denmark that would have to be one of the places I go to.

I don't know how long it took the builders (yes, they are really artists in their fireld, as you say) to plan and build the Lego-Kancellihus.
What they do is that they study the plans of the building, then thoroughly photograph it from every possible angle.
From that they start to figure out what kind of standard bricks they can use and to draw, mold and cast special bricks.
Then it's "only" a matter of putting the whole thing together with glue and place it in Legoland. - Viola!

The story with the elephants was hillarious.
It all started with the elephants acting a bit weird, when they were being hosed. One of them kicked his/her "play-bucket" around. The elephant always did that, but a good deal more enthusiastic this time!
Strange! As the other elephants were also extraordinarily merry the keepers wondered if their fodder, containing fruits had fermented. That couldn't be established right away, (the elephants had eathen the evidence) so the vet was called and the elephants looked decidedly intoxicated, but how to know for certain?
Got it! Call the police and ask them if they know how to perform an alcohol test on elephants.
I don't know how that conversation was but it must have been interesting!
Something akin to this perhaps
- The police.
- The is the vet from Copenhagen Zoo. I believe our elephants are intoxicated and I wonder if you can help us perform a breathalizer test?
(Silence).
- Hello? We would like to establish whether our elephants are drunk. - Hello? No, they are grey, not pink...
The vet in some way actually managed to persuade the police to borrow an alcometer and now came the tricky part. How to persuade an elephant to blow into the alcometer? An elephant with lungs as big as a cathedral, mind you.
They got hold of a big plastic bag for garbarge and the elephants breathed into that bag, after which they squeezed the bag, holding the alcometer close to the open hole.
The test was inconclusive however.
But the next day one of the elephants was filmed, litterally leaning against the wall, with the trunk hanging down limp. - And you almost see a speech-bobble over it's head saying: "Oh, my head, oh, my trunk"!

I didn't leave anything out, did I FasterB?
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