How The Skagen Painters Entered My Life

A Guest Blog Hello, my name’s Juliette, but I blog as Helsinki-Budapest because right now that’s my life. I moved to Budapest from Helsinki, and am now ready to move back to Helsinki before the end of the year. I’m what is known as a Cross Culture Kid: French passport, Hungarian heritage on my father’s side, identify as French-American-Hungarian. I […]

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Ordrupgaard, a Danish Art Museum

Outside of Copenhagen, we have an excellent art museum called Ordrupgaard. It was initially a private home for an art collector and now a private art collection. The art is French Impressionism and Danish Golden Age art. The museum is undergoing reconstruction, and the art is out on travels to other museums. The French paintings are travelling abroad, and the […]

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Grace Cathedral and Surroundings

To get a grasp on how to get to know San Francisco, Henry and I got on one of these circulating tourist buses that are available in most big cities. After a while we got places and headsets to hear the information about the city. Suddenly this huge beautiful Grace Cathedral in Gothic style stood high above in the street. […]

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Ars Nova Copenhagen

Music of the Tudors The title and subtitle refer to a choir concert I heard today in the cathedral of Aarhus, one hour’s drive from my home. The choir is called Ars Nova Copenhagen. The choir music was written about five hundred years ago in the English Tudor style. I don’t know how many voices there were. Twelve singers and […]

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A Patient Friendly New Hospital

A series of vignettes on a theme of hospitals Today we had “an open house” at our new hospital is being built a few kilometres from our house. The mid-west region of Denmark is gathering all of its wards and functions in one place on a field near a railway. After it was decided to build here a highway has […]

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The Great Day of Prayer

In Denmark we have many Bank Holidays in the spring. Not many people are actively Christians but they would be reluctant to see these holidays cancelled. One of these special days is this so-called “Great Day of Prayer” this Friday 30 days after Easter. The day before on Thursday evening we have a tradition is that you get warm fresh […]

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Visit a Design Store in my Town 

I would like to show you a shop filled with modern furniture and design interior things. The name of the store is X-Akt. You can see the many different things here. It’s tucked away and difficult to find even for me who have lived here for 21 years. It started as an appendix to a gas station but has developed […]

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