Water organ show at the river outside the hostel A beautiful and very special sight could be seen at the river outside the hostel’s windows the 2nd and third April. It was a gift from the fire brigade in Güstrow, Ribe’s twin town in Germany. Together with the fire brigade of Visselhövede they have given Ribe a fantastic water organ show for birthday present because of Ribe’s 1300 year anniversary. It was an explosion of water, colours and music and the height of the fountain followed the music. The show was performed by fire men craftsmen (not computers). The water organ was placed on the hostel’s side of the river and pumped 1000 liters of water from the river per minute for the show…an alternative occupation for fire men, when they are not putting out fires.
Hundreds of Ribe citizens and tourists came to see the beautiful show, and at Danhostel Ribe we have been very safe these Eastern days because the hostel has been swarming with fire men.
Ribe’s fire brigade has also showed the development of Ribe fire brigade the last 120 years in a procession though Ribe and it has been possible to visit them at the fire station and on the meadow outside the hostel.
Here you can enjoy the show broadcasted by Danish Television TVSyd
And here you can see one of Ribe fire brigade’s old beautiful vehicles
Yesterday the hostel and the Ribe Quilters revealed the Ribe 1300 years’ jubilee tapestry. More than 350 hours have the skilled Ribe Quilters worked to produce the tapestry and now they hand it over to Ribe town as a gift. The tapestry can be seen in Danhostel Ribe´s reception area all 2010. We hope a lot of you will drop in to enjoy the beautiful work the quilters have made by small pieces of cloth and needlework
The motives on the tapestry are all from Ribe, e. g. Ribe Cathedral, the Night Watchman of Ribe, the stork in its nest on the old city hall, Sct. Catharinæ Church and Monestry, Queen Dagmar on Slotsbanken, the flood post and Maren Spliids house. In the middle of it all is the logo of Ribe’s 1300 year anniversary.
Henrik Ravn, one of Ribe’s Night Watchmen, and Knud Jager Andersen from Esbjerg town council reveiled the tapestry and speeches were made by Knud Jager Andersen, Jens Philipsen from the hostel and Karin Berthelsen from The Ribe Quilters.
The tapestry can be seen in Danhostel Ribe´s reception area all 2010. We hope a lot of you will drop in to enjoy the beautiful work the quilters have made with small pieces of cloth and thread.
The Ribe Quilters is a group of 60 girls – aged 25 to 80 – who share a common interest in patchwork and quilting. 18 of the girls have participated in quilting this carpet. The 1300 jubilee steering committee has granted 7000 d.kr. for the project, Diana Berthelsen has made the drawing for the carpet and Deko-Reklame has granted a big print of the drawing for the quilters to work after.
Read more about the Ribe Quilters on the Ribe Quilters own weblog
Ribe hostel in Denmark: News from Ribe and UNESCO Wadden Sea