Yeah, they went with a "Bridges of Denmark" theme for the new bills, because we're an island nation, or something, and bridges is what we do. Then they put some stuff from back when we had boats on the other side of the bills, because we all love us some Viking Age here.
I prefer the old ones. They had more personality, if you can call it that. The new ones seem so bland, and I feel like they expect me to know the motives on them. I only recognize the stuff on the 1000-kroner bill. Storebæltsbroen
About the old bills, I can add that the people on the front of the bills are famous artists/scientists from Denmark. I recognize Karen Blixen
, Niels Bohr
and the painters Anna and Michael Ancher from the Skagen Painters group
. The figures on the back of the old bills were inspired by the Romanesque stone work in several of the churches around the country.
The more you know, etc. Switching between Danish and English words is hard while writing. Edited, May 25th 2012 2:27am by Mazra