Saturday, September 13, 2014

Mom's 1953 Europe Road Trip: Denmark's Hans Christian Andersen

From Mom's Europe trip diary, in the "PLACES VISITED" section:
September 13, Sunday – Road between Copenhagen and KoldingDenmark
Went to Mass--drove out to see "The Little Mermaid."  Came back and checked out of pension--went to a hotel to eat--was American breakfast (scrambled eggs).  Drove to Korsør where we waited for ferry to Nyborg (last ferry ride, thank goodness).  When we landed we drove to Odense where we ate lunch and saw H[ans] C[hristian] Andersen's house.  Drove on to Kolding and had a job trying to get through a celebration local people were having in honor of children.  Found rooms* and walked around town a little bit.  All of us bathed since we hadn't for 2 nights in Copenhagen.

* According to the "HOTELS STOPPED AT" section of the trip diary, my mother and her friends stayed at the Kolding Hotel in Kolding, Denmark.

Fairy-tale author Hans Christian Andersen's childhood home in Odense on Fyn in Denmark [16 September 2007] / Kåre Thor Olsen (Own work) / GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0

Den lille Havfrue (The Little Mermaid) [Copenhagen, Denmark, 30 April 2007]
/ Pierre Phaneuf / CC BY 2.0
Above and to the right respectively are Hans Christian Andersen's childhood home in Odensee, where he lived from 1807 till the spring of 1819 (from the ages of 2 to 14), and the Little Mermaid statue in the Copenhagen harbor.

This is the 37th in a series of posts transcribing entries in my mother's 1953 Europe Trip journal.

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