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After a night spent in a lovely little hotel in Kerteminde, on the island Funen, it was nearly time to bid Denmark farewell. After a promising start the weather changed it;’s mind and decided we needed yet more rain – Denmark would have been so much nicer in the sun. But my Godmother and I would not be deterred and we took a walk around the gorgeous coastal town of Kerteminde.

a fishers net

a fishers net

one of the many beautiful roads in Kerteminde

one of the many beautiful roads in Kerteminde

these old-fashioned spyholes / peepholes where on many of the houses, a way to see who was on the street without having to even go to the door

these old-fashioned spyholes / peepholes where on many of the houses, a way to see who was on the street without having to even go to the door

a quite unique doorknocker

a quite unique doorknocker

looking through the peephole

looking through the peephole

I love these old window panes

I love these old window panes

window2 window

After a short, wet stroll around and a quick trip to a shop for some Danish liquorice it was time to visit the Johannes Larson house. This danish painter was well known for his nature studies and he and his wife and other Funish painters created a well respected artist colony in Kerteminde in the early 1900s.

a blue teapot on the stove in Johannes Larson's house

a blue teapot on the stove in Johannes Larson’s house

view in the kitchen

view in the kitchen

a beautiful bust

a beautiful bust

a hand thrown tea-pot

a hand thrown tea-pot

upstairs in the bedroom

upstairs in the bedroom

some light reading

some light reading

more glass

more glass

an old skate

an old skate

spades hanging outside Johannes Larson's studio

spades hanging outside Johannes Larson’s studio

flowerpots in the studio

flowerpots in the studio

still some flowers waiting to be drawn in the greenhouse beside the studio

still some flowers waiting to be drawn in the greenhouse beside the studio

After some tea and  more rain my Godmother and I went to Odensee, the Hans Christian Andersen town. As someone who loves fairy tales and adores H.C. Andersen I was thrilled to get a peak at the place where he was born. Sadly it was too wet to do much and will have to be revisited at a later date.

Overall I have to say I loved my time spent in Denmark, but would have enjoyed it more if the sun had come along on the trip too. But since it really isn’t that far from Hamburg I am sure I will make another visit in the near future.

But for now I am glad to be back in Dublin, still nursing my runny eyes and snotty nose, for a while. So many impressions and inspirations need to be sorted and used and hopefully the sun will decided it is summer after all – a few warm rays always brighten up the days and lighten up my thoughts.

 

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 two)

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