On Sunday, we finally visited Aarhus’ most popular tourist attraction, Den Gamle By, an outdoor museum that features many original renaissance-era buildings reconstructed on site. There’s plenty of historical information, plus re-enactors and of course, my personal favorite, cute little shops!
Since I wrote a lot yesterday, today I’ll go easy on you guys and mostly use a few photos to share the experience. The only thing I’ll say is this: when you look through the photos, maybe imagine what your life would have been like back then. Let’s for fun assume you had some choice, some agency. How would you have spent your days? What sort of work would you have done? Would you have been a painter? Or a candlestick maker? Whatever it was, you would have had to be not only good at it, but anything related to it. Back then, everyone was a jack of all trades. It’s fun to think about (I think)! This all came up when I looked over at Greg, a software developer, and it struck me that his work is so tied to today’s computer technology–he would have had to do something totally different! I guess I don’t have to think too hard on it–one room schoolhouse for me, all the way! 😉