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Prince Frederik and Princess Mary of Denmark visit South Korea

Here is a slide show (Day 1) of their 6 day visit to South Korea, and since I think this is a very good looking couple (he’s my type, and she just looks like a superior version of Foxtons Estate Agent or a young head of Scandinavian Desk of an IB (though she is Tasmanian) – those who’ve ever lived in London will know what I mean – this is the slide show (Day 2) of them at the Global Green Growth Conference (whatever that means, it never fails to be impress me – the zeal of South Korea for hosting numerous (inane?) conferences and getting important keynote speakers, and to sign those MoU’s, is there a filing cabinet for these?).

Here is some accompanying blurb in English.

I must extend sort-of-a-HT to Cactus McHarris because I’d been meaning to write about this but it was his comment about Vestas in the Open Thread which reminded me.

At the moment in I see quite a lot of resistence to wind power, for example:

Germans may love their green energy, but that also have a growing proclivity towards not-in-my-backyard (NIMBY) lawsuits and referenda

from source

I wonder where they are going to erect these windmills in Korea, and also how that fits with LMB’s role as an ambassador/salesman of “atomic energy” – is it “Let’s sell it abroad and buy windmills?”

Incidentally, in visiting the Korean War memorial, I am sure the topic at hand could have been some 9000 Korean adoptees living in Denmark today. I wonder if he said “everybody in Denmark has at least 3 Korean friends” as I was told by a Swedish shop assistant. The confusing fact is that most of them are not really war orphans, but kids adopted 20,30 years ago, all around my age.
Here is an interesting blog link to focusing on the different writings of adoptees in Scandinavian countries.

  • CactusMcHarris

    Call me when you get Charles and Camilla (as we are later this summer in La Belle Canuckistan). Still, does this mean that their handlers will frown upon a visit to a pojangmacha?

  • CactusMcHarris

    Yuna,

    I think you’re my first HT. No, I wouldn’t want to be a bat or a bird around them, nor would I want to live in their sightline, but they’re better than coal , Albertan tar sands or Saudi oil. They also put Americans to work.

  • CactusMcHarris

    Not to bite the hand that bestowed upon me a sort-of-HT (is that like kissing your sister?), but was I not your stimulus package?

  • yuna

    CactusMcHarris, I don’t know what you’re on aboot but you funny..

    Call me when you get Charles and Camilla

    Just for you :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54FKp4Ib4Kk
    I thought he did rather well, for a first timer.
    I would not mind him reading the weather – very clear enunciation.

  • bibimbong

    i love that first pic of them. it’s like somebody blew a high-pitched danish dog whistle.

  • CactusMcHarris

    #5,

    That has had me giggling for some moments – thank you.

  • UknowsI

    “I wonder where they are going to erect these windmills in Korea, and also how that fits with LMB’s role as an ambassador/salesman of “atomic energy” – is it “Let’s sell it abroad and buy windmills?””

    Just a comment about windmills. Windmills are not a real challenger to nuclear power. The production from windmills is so volatile that you can’t rely on it for more than a fraction of a countries power supply. You typically want nuclear power as the baseline power always operating, windmills working whenever there is wind and coal/gas/hydro to fill the gaps when wind and nuclear can’t produce enough.

  • Railwaycharm

    Bring back Girl Wednesday