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Midsummer pallet fire in Denmark

by mafe
posted 763 days ago


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littlecope

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#1 posted 763 days ago

That looks like a wonderfully fun tradition Mads! :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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pbyrne

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#2 posted 763 days ago

Hey there Mads! It looks like a wonderful evening. Thanks for sharing.
God Bless you and yours.

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Brit

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#3 posted 763 days ago

When I first saw the witch, I thought you’d taken a Virgin Atlantic stewardess as a hostage. :o)

You can’t beat a good fire can you? So many thoughts and images in the flames and to see it reflected in the water is even better. Looks like a fun time.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 763 days ago

Updated & Continued

wonderful

Your witches are very pretty LoL

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Sodabowski

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#5 posted 763 days ago

Yeah, crappy pallets can also be used for that =p in my village we also used thrashed pallets to light up the summer fire and roast lambs :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 763 days ago

That was an interesting story, Mads. I have never heard of that tradition before but it sounds like it is a lot of fun. I know how you enjoyed it being with all of your loved ones. Thanks for this wonderful post and all of the great pictures.

helluvawreck
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 763 days ago

Good times with good friends, there’s nothing like it.

Take care

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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lysdexic

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#8 posted 763 days ago

Another block party. I am glad this wasn’t labeled “Diamond Jubilee” because I don’t think that is wanted the Queen had in mind.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#9 posted 763 days ago

Perfect occasion to have a mechoui (spit-roast lamb) absolutely delicious.

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A9choui

-- Bert

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Cozmo35

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#10 posted 763 days ago

Nothing like a community fire to have a good time.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 763 days ago

Great story and great pictures. We celebrated the feat of John the Baptist Sunday in church, but they would not let us build a fire in there…not even a small one.

It looks like you really have fun there in Copenhagen!! some day I’ll come to have a beer with you and sit on that wall!!.

One question, did you check the pallets for good wood first????

Have a great day, my friend!!!.........................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Bluepine38

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#12 posted 763 days ago

Great party with good people and a good fire to celebrate the summer equinox. Thank you for sharing, and
I hope you have many more happy occasions with your friends.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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PurpLev

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#13 posted 763 days ago

looks like good times

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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stefang

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#14 posted 763 days ago

Sound like everyone had a good time Mads, precious memories. We of course celebrate Sankt Hans here too with bonfires. this is the first year I have missed it in over 30 years since we were away on holiday. Thanks for the photos.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 763 days ago

Nothing like a good fire : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#16 posted 763 days ago

Thanks, Mafe for reminding me of the wonderful time I had at Sangt Hans Aften back in nitten hundrede seks og tres (1966).

Fires were burning all along the coast of Sjaelland and people were dancing, singing and having good time.

I was lucky enough to be back in Scandinavia (Sweden and Denmark) exactly one year ago after many decades, and it brought back so many wonderful memories of my summers there. There is no place quite like the Nordic countries during the high summer. The light has this magical quality and it goes on and on.

-- Altruism is, ultimately, self-serving

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#17 posted 763 days ago

Glad you are having nice time Mads.

-- Back home. Fernando

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Roger

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#18 posted 763 days ago

Oh yea! Now yer talkin. I’ll grab my kooler full o brew, and some Jalapeno sausage & be over….

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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patron

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#19 posted 763 days ago

the burning of zozobra
‘OLD MAN GLOOM’

sept in santa fe new mexico

Each year, in a frenzied show of flames, fireworks, dance and music Santa Fe torches the year’s sorrows by cheering the flaming demise of Old Man Gloom. Zozobra is a 5-story tall growling, groaning symbol of darkness, transformed into heat, light and a pile of ashes by the evening events.

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Dennisgrosen

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#20 posted 763 days ago

:-)
of she goes to blocksbjerg with the rest of the witches …. wait i minut
did they forgot the broom or did she missed the last call out to the fly
now a new witch have to be found for next witchcraft meeting on Blocksbjerg

thanks for the photos Mads
Dennis

Blocksbjerg is a little mountain in the mittle of Harzen in Germany
and every year in the shortest night they have there anual witch meeting

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mafe

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#21 posted 762 days ago

Hi ho to all,
Thank you for your words, and share of experiences.
Dennis we will see her next year I am sure…
David that is so amazing – a little creepy I even think.
Bunkie, yes the light has a special quality here, but the winters are long and dark.
Jim, that is really not fair… Or perhaps it is quite fine… Please do not burn down the church. You are welcome here, for a beer and not for burning down churces…
Thomas that sounds delicious, hmmmmmm.
Andy and Jamie, that was one sexy witch…
The rest, smiles here guys.
Best of my thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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