Medieval Birthday

This weekend we celebrated my fathers 70th birthday with family and friends at Esrum Abbey in Grib Skov (big forest). We had a nice medieval christmas buffet and then explored the place.

My father was brought up near by, both his father and grandfather and several of their brothers were working in the forest. For a few winthers he and his younger brother helped carrying firewood for a fine old lady, who lived in the remains of the abbey.

The place was founded in 1151 as a cistercian abbey by archbishop Eskil. It became the biggest cistercian abbey in the Nordic Countries. Nowadays it's a museum. It's a fine place for a picnic in summer as well.

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