Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Svaneke, Sea Glass Studio and Osterlars Round Church Tour @ Bornholm, Denmark

First Stop: We started our tour at Svaneke, a small town located on the east coast of Bornholm that has a tiny population of just under 1,100.
Despite the small population, Svanake is a very popular tourist spot thanks to its quaint red-roofed and half timbered houses. 
A stroll down the port might evoke the idea of making Svaneke your second home.
Second Stop: The Baltic Sea Glass is a glass studio where artist Maibritt Jonsson and Pete Hunner develop unique glass art, inspired by the daily things in life such as plants, wildlife and landscapes. 
Mini volumetric flasks
Corn inspired glass art
Next stop: Round Church of Osterlars - Build in 1160, Osterlars Round Church is the largest round church in Denmark. It is one of the main attraction on the island with more than 120,000 visitors a year.
The central column of the church is decorated with biblical scenes from the Annunciation through to the Passion, ending with Day of Judgement where Jesus judges mankind. 
A view from the top - This church is often being linked to the Knight Templars, who were warrior monks that lived a modest life during normal times. But in wars, they were feared by the Muslims, whom they fought with in the Holy Land. It is believed that Bornholm was used as a base for a crusade to the Baltic countries. 

26 comments:

  1. Love the mini volumetric flasks - they look perfect for outdoors especially. Did you buy anything? :)

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  2. I totally love Round Church of Osterlars! Looks so majestic <3

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    1. Ya the round church is pretty interesting, i like it as well...

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  3. wow... the scenery is just Amazing!! I hope to visit Denmark one day too.... simply mesmerizing...... sigh...

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    1. Yeap, Denmark is pretty amazing. I'm sure you will like it there =)

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  4. what a quaint place. seems like a really nice stop for a leisurely vacation afternoon :D

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    1. one afternoon is not enough for me, i probably need a few days to soak in all picture perfect view.

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  5. Lovely place and my eyes balls are popping out, admiring each one of the pics.

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  6. wonderful place to visit. i love the view from the top

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    1. The view indeed very beautiful... how i wish i could stay there longer.

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  7. though it's just a small town, but as you said : ''A stroll down the port might evoke the idea of making Svaneke your second home'', a SCROLL DOWN of your post also does the same effect too! ;P Look at the magnificent clear blue sky and borderless deep blue sea... ah..... *enjoy*

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    1. hahahhah you are so cute! let's hope our dream will come true...

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  8. It's just so lovely in Europe, right? We could spend hours outdoors soaking up the ambiance.

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    1. yEa.. europe is jus so beautiful, great weather n beautiful scenery.

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    1. Thanks... make sure you visit this place when you are at Norway.

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  10. I like the corn inspired glass art!

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  11. My eyes not willing to leave the monitor enjoying the great scenery~

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  12. There you go posting beautiful blue skies again and making me jealous of the hazy days here in KL. :-(

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  13. Thks for sharing these beautiful shots! Gosh, how did I miss this post! Great to be here again :)

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