28.7.14

I COULD EAT HERE EVERY SINGLE DAY











And for the two days we were in Aarhus, we did.

The crowd never stopped coming.

@Oli Nico


25.7.14

ONE GOOD LOOKING MUSEUM












Oh Denmark, you and your good looking museums. This one was all beautiful lines and pure technicolor madness.

Besides your rainbow panorama by Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, the second most interesting exhibit had to be Boy. I had seen Ron Mueck's work on the internet before but his oversized human forms were definitely made to be seen in person. To be honest it was so realistic (you have to see up-close the amazing graduations of pink, yellow, lines and veins just like real skin), it was a little disturbing, but what an eye-opener.





21.7.14

WHERE DENMARK ENDS











At Grenen, the very northern most tip of Denmark. It is also the point where the north sea and baltic sea meet, or rather, clash. Apparently due to different densities, the two seas are unable to merge properly and so instead of the smooth rhythmic folds that we're familiar with, the waves were going every other way like crazy. 

The locals though (and even the dogs!), were all happily taking off their shoes and walking off the tip, so that they can "dip each of the feet in the two seas".

I love them for that.




15.7.14

ABOUT ART, CAKE & COFFEE

We dropped by the Skagens Museum for some afternoon cake and to check out the Skagen painters. This was the studio of the famous Peder Severin Krøyer and his wife, the beautiful Marie Krøyer.

The dining room of the Brøndum Hotel, where artists used to gather, eat and socialize in the late 1800s. I was tickled by the hanging portraits of artists who would paint each other when they visited. It was just like what we would do with photos now.


I know a Van Gogh when I see one but otherwise I'm lost in the world of fine art, but this Skagen style of painting of light fascinates me. It felt so much like taking a photo that I was compelled to wonder which point I would have taken the light metering from. I can't believe this light was painted.

The Garden House, one of the oldest buildings in Skagen, now a cafe.

First time trying a rhubarb tart.


And where we finally ended up. All good things finish with some coffee and cake, don't you think? ;)



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