A Little Bit of old MyOpera, and a Salute to a Friend

02 Mar

This is Allan Vestergård Nielsen, an excellent photographer and a great friend. He passed away on February 1, 2010, and I miss his gentle decency every day. We never touched hands, but he touched my heart. I raise a glass of Gløgg to him, wherever he is, and I’m sure that many of his MyOpera friends will do the same.

Skål, Allan!


Posted by on March 2, 2014 in Uncategorized


14 responses to “A Little Bit of old MyOpera, and a Salute to a Friend

  1. naomisilverart

    March 2, 2014 at 4:19 am

    Seeing that photo makes me both happy and sad. Allan touched a lot of us.

  2. Adele Brand

    March 2, 2014 at 9:09 am

    He was a gentleman, and he is much missed.

  3. gdare

    March 2, 2014 at 4:03 pm


  4. evawiren

    March 2, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    I rais that glass of glögg too for a very fine man

  5. dadoski

    March 2, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Deeply sorry for him … his works should always be a source of inspiration!

  6. Harry...the Man!

    March 2, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    What a poignant post…that I read after logging into MyOpera for the last time.

  7. killjoke

    March 4, 2014 at 7:22 am

    As I’m sure you know, Allan was a dear personal friend to me. He also introduced me to the MyOpera community. He was there when I married my wife five years ago and took some extraordinary pictures at the event. We would often take wlaks both in Aarhus, where he lived, and in my town, when he came visiting us, talking ’bout all sorts of things like friends do. I went to see him quite a few times when he was at the hospital, in his last days.

    I miss him.

    • derwandersmann

      March 4, 2014 at 3:07 pm

      We all miss him, whether we had personal contact or not. He had that rare gift of being able to tell you who he was and what he was about, even over the internet.

  8. pammiejean48

    March 4, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Thanks for this about Allan. He was a fan of my art and poetry and said so many interesting, introspective and thought provoking things. I copied comments from old opera posts where he was part of the discussion. Didn’t get them all, unfortunately. Besides being able to tell you who he was, he also told you a bit about yourself. Maybe that came from his background of working with children. We are all still children in some ways.

  9. Furie

    March 10, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    I barely knew the man, having only spoken once or twice at most. But I saw him around and he was always pleasant to everyone. You notice these things and they stay with you, even about relative strangers.

    • derwandersmann

      March 11, 2014 at 1:52 am

      On some folks you don’t gotta read the label.

  10. saktimari

    April 13, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    To żal ,że odchodzą tacy wspaniali ludzie…..ten fotograf ma twarz filuternego dziecka… pewno kochał fotografię………
    .It is regret that leave such wonderful people ….. the photographer has the face of a child ..
    Your Friend loved to take pictures ?….. Spokojnej nocy…wandersmann….Dobranoc… 🙂 🙂

    • derwandersmann

      April 14, 2014 at 3:06 am

      Yes, Mari, he loved to take pictures. He was good enough to be a professional, which he was, in his free time.

  11. saktimari

    April 20, 2014 at 9:45 am

    yes…..derwandersmann…. Happy Day …Happy Easter… 🙂 🙂 Wszystkiego Dobrego…. Mari..:)


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