How we made local photos serve as appetizers for tourists in Ribe and in the new National Park

turismens-dagAt Danhostel Ribe we have decided to “take the town and the National Park” into the hostel by decorating our walls with more than 50 large photos on canvas. All the photos are from Ribe town and the Wadden Sea National Park.
This decision was one of the best we have made to make the house inviting and we have noticed that the photos cheer up both guests at our hostel, ourselves, and also the many local people who visit the hostel. 
The photos show citizens, nature, details in the old town, and all the motives are captured with great love to the area and its inhabitants. Some are also captured with a wink in the eye.
In that way we made Ribe and the Wadden Sea National Park come into the hostel – but we also opened the door to the surroundings in the way that people wanted to see more and experience and find the beautiful, funny, different places and persons “caught” with the camera

29th of May. Guided tour in the Photo Exhibition “My Ribe and Wadden Sea” by Gudrun Rishede

29th of May we – and many others in Ribe and Denmark – focus on “Tourism Day”. We do it by giving a free guided tour in the Photo Exhibition from 11am to 12am.
At the same time it will be possible to see the facilities of the hostel, rooms, common facilities, sports hall and conference facilities – or discuss our work with sustainable tourism. See also the invitation on our facebook 
The photos are all photographed by me, Gudrun Rishede – one of the writers on this blog and married to the manager of Danhostel Ribe, Jens Philipsen. I have photographed since I was child, and have through the years sold photos to among others: Danish Tourist Board, Ribe Tourist Board, Norden – Nordic Council of Ministers, Pilotprojekt Nationalpark Vadehavet and Ribe Viking Centre.
I have also made postcards from the local area, Vadehavskort (Wadden Sea Post Cards), which are sold from the hostel, Ribe Tourist board, Ribe Viking Museum and a few other places in the Wadden Sea area. I have also been honoured to be artist of the month in Ribe Art Club a couple of years ago and have one of my photos shown at Ribe Art Museum the winter 2009/10.