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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

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 Centre was very pretty

still raining in Malmo but the old town center was very pretty

City Hall Malmo

City Hall Malmo

fountain outside City Hall

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

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

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

too wet to sit outdoors

little colourful birdhouses hanging on many trees

little colourful birdhouses hanging on many trees

tranquil bridge

tranquil bridge

tehre are benches scattereted all over the grounds, each with their own name - this one is called bench of praises (I hope I got the translation right1)

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

this door leads to the room where Karen Blixen wrote – it is still the way she left it

Karen Blixen's life mask

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

wood sculpture waiting for the next big exhibition

more preparations for the upcoming exhibition

more preparations for the upcoming exhibition

A Henry Moore sculpture with a view

A Henry Moore sculpture with a view

I loved this modern sculpture of a diving board

I loved this modern sculpture of a diving board

some moving sculpture

some moving sculpture

view from above

view from above

some more art

some more art

KUSAMA INSTALLATION - amazing in real life - not so good in photo

KUSAMA INSTALLATION – amazing in real life – not so good in photo

a detail from the famous ALEXANDER CALDER sculpture

a detail from the famous ALEXANDER CALDER sculpture

even the seagulls like to hang out here

even the seagulls like to hang out here

some boat passing by

some boat passing by

an indoor lamp

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)

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