Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Nosing around Nørrebro (11)
Same sculpture—View southwest on Sjællandsgade (22 March 2009)
The subject and title of "Guldskat" (Golden Treasure, 1990), by Ejgil Westergaard, come from a fairy tale of Hans Christian Andersen. The granite sculpture can be found in front of the Københavns Kommune Sundhedsforvaltningens kontoret (Health Care Administration offices) at Sjællandsgade 40 (Krakskort: 138 C 7).
By the way, an extensive compilation of Andersen's works, including Guldskat, translated into English by Jean Hersholt, can be found at The Complete Andersen; this is just a part of the scholarly and attractive Hans Christian Andersen Center web site maintained by the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Southern Denmark. In addition to the works, an extensive, searchable library of research papers, many in English or English translation, can be accessed on-line, as well as related images and other material.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Nosing around Nørrebro (10)
Nosing around Nørrebro (9)
Saturday, March 14, 2009
“If we could reverse time,” said Hui, “we would experience our memories as premonitions, and vice versa.”
“If time were circular,” Chuang proposed, “memory and premonition would be identical, regardless of its direction.”
“By the way,” Hui said, interrupting the discussion, “how far are we from our destination?”
“Which way are we going?” asked Chuang. There was a pause while Hui considered his answer.
“It doesn’t matter,” he said. “We are free.”
“Yes, my brother,” Chuang agreed cheerfully. “Now, if we could just get off these tracks.…”