Danish Skagen Painters

Where two seas meet in the most northern part of Jutland in Denmark is Skagen, a famous place for painters in the late 19th century. Artists also came from Norway and Sweden to participate in the gatherings at Anna and Michael Ancher’s home and at the Broendom Hotel which was owned by Anna’s family who had a significant influence in […]

Read More →

A Van Gogh Exhibition

The Ark, a Danish Museum for Modern Art had an exhibition on some of Van Gogh’s most beautiful art from his final two years. He never experienced financial or social success in his lifetime but seemed to live when he was able to express the beauty of nature in his paintings. To be able to get hold of paint and […]

Read More →

Thanksgiving

My attempt on a Thanksgiving dinner with nearly a 100% American recipes  A year ago my husband and I were kindly invited to California for Thanksgiving by our blogging friend and author of Mysterious Builder of Seattle Landmarks, Paula Pederson. This summer we enjoyed the extended hospitality of Henry’s American relatives in Virginia. They took us to places we could […]

Read More →

Amazing Spring

  The older I get, the more I treasure the spring. In Denmark, we long for the sight of the fresh green beech leaves. My mother always said that the beech got its leaves on May 7. Last week we had some hot days, and today I found these leaves on my running exercise. The colour is unique and will […]

Read More →

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 […]

Read More →