The Apotek in Holbæk opened its doors on the 7th of March 1705
Alice and I went to Holbæk to pick cousin Nina up from the train station. She is having some minor surgery next week. We parked the car in the city center and went looking for an electricity converter because I could not find mine when I was packing. This building is so pretty and I saw the sign outside that said it was over 300 years old. Apotek means pharmacy in Danish and most towns have at least one. Holbæk has about 27,000 people and they have 3.
Cousin Pernille said her father Erik had asked after me and we decided to go the next day and visit him. I enjoy visiting with him. Pernille and I had been talking about her father's "sweet tooth" and how I shared a fondness for Danish Pastry with him. We stopped at the bakery and bought what is called a "Water Pastry". It is in the shape of a kringle (the ancient Danish sign for bakery). The pastry is like puff pastry and it is filled with whipped cream and topped with chocolate icing. There were four of us and and Erik and I had seconds! No leftovers - not with Erik and I.