The animals went in two by two
Studiestræde 8 in Copenhagen was built in 1798 as a modest rental housing complex with a five-storey front building and a four-storey building behind. The flats were cheap, small and rough because cheap housing was needed for the poor after the fire in 1795. The…
They saved Noah's Ark
Noah's Ark was the childhood home of Thomas Overskous (1798-1873), actor and theatre historian. He was playing in the yard in 1807 when the British began bombarding Copenhagen. Suddenly the front building was hit and all the tenants gathered in the entrance to the back building. The landlord's pigs escaped but were caught again and were shut in an empty kitchen on the first floor. An old woman ran across the yard with her skirts pulled up over her head. And finally everyone left the building. But the landlord and his maid worked for three days without stopping and saved The Ark. They managed to neutralise 18 bombs and put out five burning arrows. Even though The Ark was damaged, it was possible to rebuild it.
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