Monday, February 13, 2012

Where the elders met

This circle of stones can be found near the station in a suburb of Copenhagen named Valby. The plaque near it refers to it being a Folketinget. I was surprised as this is also what parliament is referred to and looked up the word and its meaning: Folk refers to people and ting (et) means assembly and is an old Norse word. Clearly, in the olden days, this used to be an important place now commemorated with these stones. - RS