Sunday Harbour, Sønderborg

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On a Sunday afternoon in Denmark, we decided to head to Sønderborg for a relaxed afternoon stroll.

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As we walked by the harbour we spotted the Royal Yacht Dannebrog, which “serves as the official and private residence for the Royal Couple and other members of the Royal Family”*.

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The ship was built between 1931-1932 and was named by was named by Queen Alexandrine.

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I have yet to find out why this was at the harbour and am thankful for any clues.

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The look I went for that day was athleisure, mostly because it was the comfortable, but also because it was laundry day 🙂

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The sights weren’t particularly stunning, but Sønneborg has a very calming and relaxing feel to it where totally fine to stroll around with no clear destination.

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Most of the houses don’t get  bigger than this one and they are very neat with well groomed little gardens in front of them.

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From this trip, I take with me the memory of great conversations, the feeling of time standing still and the desire to spend more days like this one.

*Source: “The Royal Yacht Dannebrog.” The Danish Monarchy. N.p., 2016. Web. 24 Aug. 2016.

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  1. September 9, 2016 / 11:47 am

    Nice pictures – what brought you to Sønderborg in the first place?

    The statue you took a picture of is called Myten (The Myth) and is related to King Christian the 2nd who was in “house arrest” at the castle in Sønderborg. They wanted him out of Copenhagen so they put him in Sønderborg, but the historians believe that he wasn’t kept locked up in the castle, he could walk around town.
    Anyways – the myth is that he was kept at the castle and kept walking around a table with his thumb on the table creating a big groove. This was depicted in a painting from 19th century but it’s all made up.

    I see that you blog a lot about zero waste. Sønderborg has a “Project Zero” as well of being carbon neutral by 2029. Some of those sub-projects might be of interest for you if you visit another time.

    • September 9, 2016 / 12:21 pm

      Wow, thank you for this comment! Very interesting to find out the story behind this statue. I recently moved to Aarhus and in order to get to know and understand the country better I went to see a few different cities and Sønderborg was amongst those ? Thank you so much for the link, this “Project Zero” is incredibly interesting, I think I definitely have to come to Sønderborg again and find out more! So glad to see that initiatives like this one are starting to happen and I’d love to know more about the Zerofamily project that “Project Zero” offers, as I think bringing awareness is a vital part of changing mindsets and patterns when it comes to sustainability. Thank you so much for letting me know about this! Are you in any way involved in this project or how did you hear about it?

  2. May 26, 2017 / 3:06 pm

    Love the outfit! I actually started a blog of my own called Glamorous as Always. I write about fashion tips and am going to start writing about beauty/skincare, hair care and living a healthy lifestyle! I was hoping you could follow my blog! I'll follow yours too! :)glamorousasalways.blogspot.com

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