Thursday, 9 August 2012

Great Danes - Sepia Saturday

When I saw that this week's prompt was showing cycling in Copenhagen I decided I had seen enough in the Olympics.

As I have spent a lot of time in Denmark and Copenhagen it seemed natural to show pictures taken in the city. But for reasons that will become apparent I changed my mind and took a different tack.

Great Dane (XI International Dog Show, Krakow 2007)
(By Lilly M - CC A-S A 3.0 unported license)

Alright, I know Krakow is not in Denmark but you must admire the dog.

At least you should agree that it would be good to start the day of with this:

Danish bacon being cooked 
(By The Legendary Sky Attacker - 2009)

Although if you have a sweet tooth this may be what you prefer.

A Pecan & Maple Danish by Cuisine de France
(Oct 2008 - by Yohan euan o4 - CC A 3.0 unported license)

I had intended to include my photos of Copenhagen but found that one I wanted to use was in danger of infringing an artists copyright. However I found this illustration  instead.

The Little Mermaid
Illustration by Vilhelm Pedersen for H.C. Andersen's fairy tale

So from a Great Dane to another in Hans Christian Andersen I decided to sign off with a video of another small maid introduced by the late Danny Kaye.

For other interpretations of cycling or Danish themes you need to check in at Sepia-saturday-138


Christine H. said...

Bob, I think you deserve a gold medal for creative association. In any case, that bacon has distracted me enough that I need to go get a snack.

Jo said...

Thumbelina takes me back many years.

I remember visiting Odense where HCK lived, delightful town. He was certainly a great Dane.

Food Smarts said...

I loved your take on the Danish theme.
Made me ravenous!

Alan Burnett said...

A great Danish selection (and I think you are right to avoid yet more Olympics) Looking at the pictures I realise that I have never been to Denmark : I must put it on my list to visit before I get too old and feeble.

Peter said...

Love the twist you have given to this weeks theme! After reading it I sort of missed good old Victor Borge but then again, mentioning all famous Danes is asking a bit too much.

tony said...

I have been to Denmark once,back in the 70's......I remember wandering onto a nude beach (unknown to me!)& being chased -off by some irrate naked middle aged bloke (Im still not sure why HE was cross with ME !) It kinda scarred me for life! Thanks for reminding me of it Bob!!!!!! :)

Wendy said...

I'm enjoying the Olympics on tv, but I certainly appreciate this diversion. Danny Kaye - what a talent!

Rob From Amersfoort said...

I love Danny Kaye movies, especially the Inspector General.

Kristin said...

I have only passed through Denmark on the way to Norway in the 1981, and that was just the airport. I have eaten many danish coffee cakes.

Titania said...

Bob, thoroughly enjoyed my quick trip to Denmark, I love danish pastries!
Nostalgic memories of Thumbelina, very enjoyable.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Great post. I love Danny Kaye.

Mike Brubaker said...

I agree with Christine, 9.8 for creative association. (0.2 points deducted for a Polish Great Dane:-)

Karen S. said...

I completely agree with Christine! I'm always happy to see any of your dog posts and photos, but with all this twist you rounded out a wonderful Sepia Saturday. My first and most favorite baby doll ( I still have today) is Thumbelina!

kathy said...

I'm a fan of Danish and Danny Kaye, so enjoyed your take on Sepia Saturday! (kathy at

Little Nell said...

The Danish bacon had me salivating. Not so keen on sweet stuff, but anything with Danny Kaye gets my vote!

Jana Last said...

Great post! Love the Danny Kaye video. Found myself wanting to watch more of it. Lovely!

Bees Knees Daily said...

Creative post and the danish looks divine! I love Danny Kaye, although I've never seen this movie - thanks for posting it. The child actress looks so familiar.


What is there not to love here!?!
Great post!!