Thursday, April 21, 2005

2 or 3 elephants Carlsberg

Google Groups : dk.videnskab.historie.lokalhistorie

Da den blev lanceret i Danmark, var det bl.a. med den historie at tre elefanter skulle være lykkebringende i Afrika, hvorvidt denne historie har hold i virkeligheden vides ikke.


Så vil jeg da gerne supplere med endnu en "røverhistorie".

For år tilbage var jeg medlem af Århus Journalistforening, som holdt et lille arrangment, hvor de gamle journalister fortalte gode historier - bl.a. om de mange mere eller mindre opdigtede agurketidshistorier.

En forhenværende lokalredaktør på Aarhuus Stifstidendes redaktion i Hammel fortalte at han i 1959 opdigtede historien om at de to elefanter betyder ulykke i Afrika. Netop som Elefantøllen var blevet lanceret. Historien var pure opspind, men den hjalp på produktiviteten i en svær agurketid - blev trykt i avisen - og Carlsberg reagerede ved at indføje den lille vandrende elefant i midten af porten. Svend Cigar, som han hed (han var nemlig tidligere cigarhandler i byen) havde aldrig turdet fortælle sandheden til Carlsberg.

mvh Ole Damgaard

oh dear in the cucumber time - the silly season of the summer of 1959 - an Aarhus journalist invented an african superstition
2 elephants bad luck
3 elephants good luck


and the brewer´s Carlsberg changed that beer bottle lable

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Slots- og Ejendomsstyrelsen - Sorgenfri Slot og Slotshave

Slots- og Ejendomsstyrelsen - Sorgenfri Slot og Slotshave

from my email.-
Hi Hugh - Does your Danish friend know of a town called RY, I have friends there, I was once engaged to a Danish girl, she worked for the Royal family, the brother of the then King Frederick. I spent New year 1973 in the Royal palace, (Sorenen Frie?) Sorrow Free or Happy Palace, great memories, great country. Cheers - -
Ry Kommune - ved Himmelbjerget og Gudenåen and a messy - or busy - front page

Det kongelige Bibliotek - Udstillinger - Kulturby 96: Porten til Europa

Det kongelige Bibliotek - Udstillinger - Kulturby 96: Porten til Europa: " Rank and its opponents.
The absolute monarchy desired to create a system in which it was clear that honour and worthiness were not determined by birth and wealth, but by the grace of the king. In 1671 a new nobility was created of earls and baronets. In the same year the Order of the Dannebrog was created. thus a new rank of nobility was established.


Peder Schumacher's (1635-99) patent of nobility from 1673, whereby he is raised to Earl of Griffenfeld and Knight of the Elephant. One of many patents for the new earls and baronets. (The Danish National Archives) "

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

The Danish Artist Lauritz Howe - A Virtual Gallery

The Danish Artist Lauritz Howe - A Virtual Gallery: " a popular artist of his time, but is today rather unknown.

Lauritz Howe' Virtual Gallery, picture no. 12: Lauritz Howe: View from Blågårdsgade, Copenhagen, 1930

Jan Tuxen - Genealogy, artists, silhouettes: "Genealogies
Family histories, articles, descendant tables and other descriptions of a number of Danish and Norwegian families. Let your mouse take a trip in the world's most compact ancestor tree in the upper left corner of this page or proceed to a written version."

An artistic web page

Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling

the Autumn exhibiton
Den Frie Udstillings bygning,
Oslo Plads,
Copenhagen
Denmark

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Cyndi's List - Denmark / Danmark

Cyndi's List - Denmark / Danmark

lots of useful links

but Genealogy Helplist Denmark was last revised Jan. 12, 2002

a historic URL worldon line.dk is now Tiscali Danmark famous for funny bills
so only use them a if fixed priced contract