Friday, July 15, 2011

Kalundborg - Church with Five Steeples; Theological and Economic Symbiosis; Stork Roof Symbiosis

Economic or Industrial Symbiosis
Steeple Symbiosis
Roof-Sharing Stork Symbiosis

Kalundborg. A 12th Century town on a harbor (west coast of Zealand, Sea Land, Sjaelland, can't spell that, so back to Zealand), that fosters 21st Century multi-faceted use of its properties.

1.  Economic Symbiosis. Industrial Symbiosis.

Economic or Industrial Symbiosis:  This concept means that a community of commercial interests, businesses, locate at the same property.  They collaborate on use of the environment and resources, and produce "enhanced environmental, economic, and social performance."  See Kalundborg and its Economic Symbiosis at,_Denmark.

The drive for common sense started in 1961 with a collaboration to preserve Denmark's precious groundwater (it and its islands are surrounded by salt water), and use instead lake surface water through a pipeline and purification system, and several economic interests contributed to the project to their mutual benefit. See uses of waste products at This is all for the benefit of later generations, as the groundwater was not used. See also Dollars and Sense: Denmark Shows the Way. Kalundborg

Good idea.  Read and learn - economic symbiosis. Industrial symbiosis.  More at a regional site,  Could it work somehow for natural gas fricking fracking here?

2.  Steeple - Saint Symbiosis. Church of Our Lady

This means that a community of multiple steeple interests, deity invocators, locate at the came church.  Collaborate on airspace and produce an enhanced steeple experience.  Find it at the Church of Our Lady.  Count them:  1,2,3,4, and there in the back, peeking out and pointing dutifully up, 5.

Enjoy the hedge-maze landscaping. The covey of gardeners will watch you pass, and smile and nod when you do. Don't hesitate to be first.

Each tower one is named for a saint, and as was common in Scandinavia before Rome decided enough attention to women was enough, and the men had to take over prominent positions instead to be true to the Doctrine they pushed,  they are named for female saints:
  • St. (Virgin) Mary's in the center, 
  • then east to St. Anne, 
  • south to St. Mary Magdalene, 
  • west to St. Catherine. 
 You know the Virgin and Mary Magdalene, and St. Anne, mother of Virgin Mary.
St. Anne does not appear in the New Testament, however, we learn; and only is in the Apocryphal literature, James' Protoevangelium, or Protevangelium.  She was much venerated in the Middle Ages but not until the 13th Century.  Also find her as Anna. Spend time with her role, see St. Anne, Anna, Mother of Mary, James' Infancy Gospel
That means she would be a newcomer to the devotions. She must have made an impact on the faithful, because at that early stage of European focus, she had a steeple tower named for her.

Catherine? That could not have been the Italian Catherine of Siena, who lived 1347-1380.  It could have been St. Catherine of Alexandria, greatly revered in the Middle Ages, a scholar a beauty and a martyr, but Orthodox and historicity may be questioned, see that quick look at Wikipedia.

It takes time to get all the steeples in at once.  Getting closer does not help.

The church architecture is an equal sided Greek cross, with a steeple also in the center, making all the steeples feasible and equal.

The town, began in earnest as a trading center in 1170, and once looked like this model.  The church tower-tower-tower-tower-tower towers high. Do they all have bells?  Do they ringbongclangringbing in sync? 

The model of the town is a fine use of church yard space at the Church of Our Lady. 

Note there were many towers in the town, in the town. There (2-3) were towers in the town, in the .....

Watch it.

In Denmark and we find in most of Europe, you will not see protective railings around depressions in the ground.  You are expected to watch where your own feet are going, and not fool around with your companion.  A careless stumble into this little model would produce some nasty gauges, so be careful. Don't expect to sue. That's what your eyes are for.

3.  Stork-Roof Symbiosis

This means that the stork population may want to use the same roof as humans, and should be allowed to do so.  Find this one and look closely to see that the nestic construction is not a continuation of the treeline behind the roof.

That is a European White Stork nest, followed up on the ridge line by wise footholds for little storklets and storklings (females and males) to cling to when time to fledge. In some places, the roof owner will construct a wooden frame to make the nest secure, see Ribe.

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