Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ribe Night Watchmane

We're staying in Ribe-- a tinymedieval town on the western coast of Jutland, Denmark. It's a ridiculously cute town, with curving cobbled streets, leaning buildlings, a long and illustrious history as a viking outpost and medieval trading port. The lanes criss-cross the town almost randomly and change names every couple of feet, it seems.

But they have a Night watchman who emerges at 10pm to do a history tour of the town, singing traditional songs, explaining a bit about the various buildings in town and their occupants, and how Ribe has evolved since it was foundedi n the 8th century. We went along with a huge gaggle of schoolkids. It was a blast!

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