Feeding the kids, Iron Age Farm, Lejre, DK

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Margrit M. Berger (S… on October 7, 2007

Very special again. You have a wonderful eye for compositions. I've noticed it in your other pictures as well!

A jump in time! How interesting!

Greetings, May

Ian Stehbens on October 7, 2007

I am delighted to connect with you though our photography, May. Though this was in Denmark, doesn't this just take you back onto an alp somewhere near your home? It was a bit Heidi-ish for me at the time. My Mecklenburg and Schleswig-Holstein origins are just some of my roots, though they are the part that was least known here in the Australian family, and inversely gave me the greatest pleasure in researching. England and Scotland have drawn me too, but that was in the days before digital photography. Perhaps some occasions with a good scanner and some editing may bring to life the 35mm slides that I accumulated in those days, including the brief time I was able to spend in Switzerland.

Margrit M. Berger (S… on October 7, 2007

Sorry, if I must disappoint your imagination, Ian! It doesn't look Alpine, because in the Alps they covered the houses with slates or other stone material. The houses weren't of clay like this one, but instead of stone or wood. The fences of stones as well. The goats weren't fed with goodies like above, they had to find their food for themselves. ;-))

But of course in the lower regions it might have looked everywhere more or less similar to this in the stone or bronze age. May

Ian Stehbens on November 17, 2008


thor☼odin™ on November 30, 2008

Hello Ian very good capture it really emphasizes the very soul of this place.. Cheers, Peter (btw what does OWS stand for??)

Ian Stehbens on November 30, 2008

Thanks Peter. It is significant to me that I am able to communicate with you and think about all things Danish at the moment in respect of Jørn Utzon.

Thank you for making the connection with me, remembering that I had SOH images on my website. I hope you also appreciated the most recent uploads of the SOH. It is satisfying that you affirm this photo taken at Lejre. When we set out to go to Europe in 2005, Lejre was one place that we had to visit, but the experimental farm didn't seemed to be well known in Copenhagen when we got there. I didn't give up and was rewarded with the remarkable research, presentation and operations of this working museum.

If Legoland was the high point of our 1978 visit to Denmark with our children, then apart from a wonderful reunion with a former student (and her friends) the Experimental Iron Age Farm at Lejre was the highlight in 2005.

Warm regards,


OWS indicates that I have found this image on "Other WebSite" linked to Panoramio.

thor☼odin™ on November 30, 2008

Thank you so much Ian I sense the special connect and yes your photo in here is synonomous with the feat of Jørn Utzon, who had very much focus on even the small details (thus to be deducted not so much on the economy). Your photo brings out his oeuvre in the best possible way and thanks to you +40.000 has had the opportunity to see the building at a time of day not often seen.

I'm happy that you insisted and was able to go to Lejre and find the experimental site that connects us with our ancestors--their way of life and their beliefs. I would happily have been your guide to the place where I have been many times even since my childhood.

Special thanks Ian ! Your friend, Peter

Vedeney_1972 on July 20, 2011

Отличное фото сельской местности. Чувствуется местный колорит.

Ian Stehbens on July 22, 2011

Thank you Vedeney. I delighted in opportunities such as this, taking my camera back 2000 years or more. This was photogrpahed on a research centre where the past is being recreated, and where university students come to discover, to learn and to re-enact life in the Iron Age.

Thanks for the compliment.


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