After spending the day in Copenhagen my Godmother and I took the Öresund bridge to Malmo. This 8km long bridge links Denmark with Sweden and is quite amazing, sadly the grey skies and murky air didn’t allow a great view but it was an experience none the less.
I may not be a beer drinker but I couldn’t resist this licorice beer in the lovely gastro pub “Peas &Honey”, Malmo
still raining in Malmo but the old town center was very pretty
City Hall Malmo
fountain outside City Hall
After a wet morning in Sweden we returned back to Denmark and traveled up the coast of Zealand, the largest of the Danish islands, to the tiny town of Rungstedlund. This is where the Danish author Karen Blixen (pen name Isak Dinesen) was born, lived and died. She wrote the world renowned autobiographical-novel Out Of Africa and many other stories and books.
I may not have known much about her before I went but I was fascinated by her life story and really enjoyed my visit to her home, now a museum.
Karen Blixen’s house, view from the road
this was her home for most of her life, her only time somewhere else were the 17 years spent on her farm in Kenya
too wet to sit outdoors
little colourful birdhouses hanging on many trees
there are benches scattered all over the grounds, each with their own name – this one is called bench of praises (I hope I got the translation right1)
this door leads to the room where Karen Blixen wrote – it is still the way she left it
Karen Blixen’s life mask
After we had our Smørrebrød and a cup of tea/coffee we headed further up the coast to Humelbaek and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. This incredible museum has not only got a beautiful view but unique underground galleries. My Godmother and I spent a few hours wandering around and enjoying sculptures, paintings and photography – and of course another Smørrebrød before we left.
wood sculpture waiting for the next big exhibition
more preparations for the upcoming exhibition
A Henry Moore sculpture with a view
I loved this modern sculpture of a diving board
some moving sculpture
view from above
some more art
KUSAMA INSTALLATION – amazing in real life – not so good in photo
a detail from the famous ALEXANDER CALDER sculpture
even the seagulls like to hang out here
some boat passing by
an indoor lamp
As it was getting late my Godmother and I decided it was time to find a place for the night so we drove back towards Germany and found a lovely hotel in Kerteminde, on the island Funen.
To read about how this trip began, and ended click on the links below:
road-trip around Denmark (part one)
road-trip around Denmark (part three)