Created 4-Jun-12
Modified 4-Jun-12
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Barb and I were treated to a trip to Solvang with the Go-Go Dahls. This iconic berg is a quintsessential statement on old-world architecture, color, food and flowers.

From Wikipedia: "Solvang was founded in 1911 on almost 9,000 acres (3,600 ha) of the Rancho San Carlos de Jonata Mexican land grant, by a group of Danes who traveled west to establish a Danish colony far from the midwestern winters. The city is home to a number of bakeries, restaurants, and merchants offering a taste of Denmark in California. The architecture of many of the facades and buildings reflects traditional Danish style. There is a copy of the famous Little Mermaid statue from Copenhagen, as well as one featuring the bust of famed Danish fable writer Hans Christian Andersen. A replica of Copenhagen's Round Tower or Rundetårn in the scale 1:3 was finished in 1991 and can be seen in the town center."

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Category:Architecture and Structures
Subcategory:Buildings
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Keywords:california, danish, denmark, solvang, tourist, vacation

Welcome to SolvangCity Center View"There's No Handset!"City ParkBarb and the Go-Go DahlsStop and Look AroundFamous BakeryAcoustic ThemeDanish Danish Anyone?