Solvang was founded in 1911 by a group of Danish educators who wanted to escape the cold winter of the midwest. Can you blame them? Walking to school 5 miles in knee deep snow... uphill each way.
The city tries it's hardest to build every building in the Danish style, and because of this Mathew dubbed Solvang the Try-Hard Capitol of California.
While Solvang Sucks, it does make for some great photos! Which is probably why it was heavily featured in the Oscar-winning film Sideways.
Without further ado, here are some of the favourite photos:
Does this clock look like it came right out of an old martian movie?
A beautiful entrance to an Antique store.
Is the smorgasbord for the breakfast or the cocktails? I hope it's for cocktails!
A big clog sitting on the footpath. This may have been attached to a clog shoe shop. As you learned earlier, Solvang is the cutting edge in fashion.
Today in Solvang, The Son sat in a gigantic shoe, The Man saw the Pirrelli Training School in person and I wondered if the gigantic shoe was my size.