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."