Ribe also boasts other events of moment: In theology, this was close to the rest of Europe, and so was invaded by lower Europe's culture and doctrine, commerce abounding, Viking Museum.
This is a town to skip, however, if you want a nice lunch enjoyed in about 45 minutes. We tried, sat at a very old spidery place in the shadow of the Cathedral, and waited and waited.
1. It was not full. Look over and down a ways. Nice stork's nest.
Ribe is on the migratory flight path of storks, and cherishes them. Just waiting to be fed here.
2. Look up from your nice table outside. Nice post and beam construction, and ooh the cobwebs just overhead. Now, those have been here since the area was first settled (archeological finds) about 710 CE. Whoops! That one nearly landed on Dan's head. Duck, Dan!
Ribe, Denmark, window web view
Dan Widing waiting for lunch, Ribe DK,
4. That Viking Museum is going to be great.
5. Amble inside. Treasure! A six-plate stove, or "close stove" -- German, say early 1700's,only the well-to-do could afford them (find another at Kronborg Castle at Helsingor). The panels could be used separately as firebacks, to shield the back of the fireplace. Bricks or stone and mortar could crack eventually from the heating and cooling. See some at http://www.stovax.com/fireplaces/classicfireplaces/classic_fireplace_tiles/cast_iron_panels.aspx
Glance outside. Nope. Keep on waiting. Nothing going on. Take a closer look here.
6. Oh - a stack of plates to the side. Are those for us?
Dan Widing waiting for lunch at Ribe, Denmark. Soon we will need a zimmer
Now, about those storks. Look! The eggs hatched, the fledglings fledged right before our eyes, and the whole family took off! Not really. See European white storks at http://www.ribe1300.dk/About%20Ribe/The%20history%20of%20Ribe/Storken.aspx Finally, got the food. Nice enough but not for that wait. Over an hour. At least. What do proprietors think we are doing in their town? Counting old spiders? And we were tired, and didn't want to be rude and get up and leave, and after all, we had these two glasses of water.
7. Dash off! Find the museum! But, this being September, the Viking Museum had just closed.
- Riba riba. Unreasonable delay is an increase in the cost of the loan of the seat, and is forbidden as interest, without an increase in services. Other cultures forbid it. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riba
Fair use from Wikipedia as to Qur'an 2:275
وَأَحَلَّ اللّهُ الْبَيْعَ وَحَرَّمَ الرِّبَا
Trade, yes. Interest, no.
- Some music would have been nice. Riba! Riba! http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=riba+riba&view=detail&mid=889D922CCE597951810C889D922CCE597951810C&first=0&FORM=LKVR8