We have arrived in Ribe which is a beautiful medieval town and we visited the oldest church in Denmark which sports some rather dodgy 1980s frescos above the altar. As we descended from the fabulous view at the top of the tower, the dulcet tones of a female choir reached our shell-likes and we sat for a few moments taking in the glorious sound. It turned out they were a Finnish choir who were giving a concert at 5 pm so we went back for the show. They were, once again, divine but we discovered we had to sit with a group of parents as the local school choir also went through their paces finishing with a resounding version of Akuna Matata complete with hand actions. The girls appeared to find it very amusing when the town band struck up just outside the cathedral almost drowning them out....unfortunately they carried on regardless in the true spirit of 'the show must go on' but there were many giggles from the youngest choristers which made Akuna Matata mildly bearable. To hear a snippet of the girls singing click the link.
The aire in Ribe is free and walkable to the city centre where there are many lovely shops and cafés. We may stay another day.
|Rare sight of Graham drinking a beer with a head on it|
|view from top of the cathedral|