we decided to wander around Viborg to make sure we didn’t miss some of the cultural places of interest before we depart for London. The weather was overcast and drizzling rain but we didn’t get too wet.
Viborg Domkirke eller Vor Frue Domkirke or, the Viborg Cathedral to us, is an impressive space. We really enjoyed wandering around the interior and exterior.
I was sitting behind an elderly couple and felt a little bad that I was snapping photos when they were worshipping in their church.
However, I shouldn’t have worried. As I walked further down the front of the cathedral I noticed the man, with his apparently pious and bowed head, was actually using his iPhone (to send a tweet perhaps).
The girls really liked the crypt and I was happy with this photo. I am finally getting better with manipulating the ISO setting on my D700.
Our favourite street is Sct. Mogens Gade and the cobblestone passages around this old part of Viborg. There are all kinds of interesting designs under gables and on walls or doors. It is particularly lovely after rain.
The Skovgaard Museet next to Viborg Cathedral, is dedicated, ‘to four generations of the Skovgaard family of artists and their contemporaries’. Joakim Skovgaard and his assistants created the frescoes in the cathedral situated metres away. There were some most unusual installations and art at this gallery (some I worried about posting here, especially the stuffed animals). I note that Danes tend to call an art gallery a ‘museet’.
Wandering home we passed the markets and some buskers.
We also have had some unusually big Skype sessions, as the time for us to return to Australia draws closer, with lots of family and friends this weekend. Kate particularly enjoyed a marathon chat with Trish and the girls liked talking with nanny. I had a long chat with Carsten and Pia too. Technology sure keeps us all happily connected and organised.