A “Viking” impression of French Culture and Lifestyle in the short version.

Nobody knows the future `s prospects, but what I perceive and see here is both a struggle but also a voracious appetite for life` s many opportunities. In the art `s universe I have seen really many galleries, solely owned by the artists and apparently with a positive sales. The artists are represented by many different countries and I have not heard a single one who complains about the “hard times”.

Nature is well protected by the Frenchmen end has some strict rules for both buildings and large protected areas where it is otherwise more practical to drive on a discovery by a jeep or moped – The small winding roads are apparently protected from any kind of repairs ..:-)

The small wine farms is a whole chapter in itself, and I have gradually become aware that much of the wine we do not see from France on the shelves in other countries remains here because of a capacity issue, but the wines are “second-to-none”.

I have been regularly in France the last 10 years, and not at one single time been in doubt that my retirement’s remaining years of life `s many aspects had to be spent in southern France` s wonderful vegetation, magic nature and of course the Mediterranean `s always azure blue color.

At first I was skeptical in relation to the French people `s attitudes and openness. Well, it takes time before it is possible to simply know a fraction of a another person, but with time comes advice, and teachings is an eternal development, which teaches us to deal with any situation and a little intuition to move on.

…. And just that is what I have learned from the French, what can be healthy after the motto “I do not know you, but show me what you include behind the facade` s many masks. ” …and we can continue the talk.

The French people rarely use jungle-law `s dirty way of talking about other people behind their backs. They are direct, polite and do not envy  attitudes about social or successful people. Humans are regarded as equal partners, irrespective of social aspects.

Tourism plays a major role in the south of France, and the service industries benefit from the many guests – while others could easily do without a 10-fold increase of people in the summer period.

There are of course many other wonderful places on earth that is either as attractive or maybe better, depending on the needs and temperament, but to be rootless is one of danger signals, which I must admit has been a part of my lifestyle – I prefer to call the “Life` s countless challenges and adventure `s infinite possibilities.”

…. That is why I am now in my last dream in life `s many opportunities and together with my dear Catharina we will also work with art, exhibitions and music` s `s countless opportunities on this exciting platform.

Kurt Lykke Lindved
Ambassador, Lecturer and Author


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Professional – Career * Qualified as a Charter Agent in the East Asiatic Company - Became a State Authorized Shipping Broker in 1969 * Captain in The Sirius Patrol – Greenland at Thule Air Base, 1969-1971 * Postings in New York, New Orleans, Toronto, Rio de Janeiro, Lagos and London as Charter Agent and Manager 1972 – 1983 working for The East Asiatic Company Ltd. – Copenhagen * 24 years with The East Asiatic Company Ltd and subsidiary companies as Charter Agent, Marketing and Development Manager; and General Manager * Supplementary courses and examinations in Maritime and Commercial Law Management. * Founder and Owner of Sonata Production, Art and Music International Inc. – France & Denmark 1995 – present - Entertainment, Lectures, Concerts, Exhibition Events, CD, DVD and Video Recordings. Professional – Freelance * Qualified as trumpet player at Aarhus Music School – Denmark * Professional musician with several orchestras and bands – including the Matadors, Saratoga Jazz Band, Rice Wood Jokers and Aarhus Brass Band. * Leader of ”Show and Entertainment Group 28 Carat” and the Evening & Theatre School 28 Carat * Self-taught Artist (painter) Lecturer and Writer * Responsible for several large Theatre and Exhibition Events Worldwide Awards * Dutch Consul, Denmark * Goodwill Ambassador – Various Non-Profit Organizations
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One Response to A “Viking” impression of French Culture and Lifestyle in the short version.

  1. Thoroughly appreciated your insightful thoughts on art, life and the French, Kurt..I found myself in smiling agreement with many of your gentle perceptions..and delighted to hear that you are.. …. “..now in my last dream in life `s many opportunities and together with my dear Catharina we will also work with art, exhibitions and music` s `s countless opportunities on this exciting platform.”
    Wishing you every success with all your creative endeavours
    Best regards

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