As a child in the 1951s, my parents twice rented modest places at Møn for our summer holidays. At the time, we would never know in advance what to expect. The advertisements found in the newspapers had to be cheap for rent. My twin brother and I were never disappointed, though. We never thought about the standard. Refrigerators were not […]
We have a treasure at this museum a few miles north of Copenhagen #1 Danish Golden Age painters in the original building #2 Special exhibition on Swedish Anders Zorn autumn 2021 #3 French impressionist paintings owned by Ordrupgaard in a new building beneath the ground The Gauguin baby head has a story. Paul Gauguin was married to a Danish woman […]
This visit reminded me of my childhood visits with my mother to the original city museum and of my job as a Health Visitor in Copenhagen
Visiting an art museum made me think about our way of viewing sick children then and now and how we now ought to rethink ways of recovering from fresh air and sunshine, among other natural cures
New architecture mix with the old and well known in Copenhagen
This photo was taken in March 2019; who would have thought that one year later, our world had changed in a way we who are alive now have never witnessed. The photo shows an everyday situation here in Denmark. Since the 1980s, new mothers have gathered in groups according to the time of their newborn’s birth. They meet privately at […]
Just to show you some historical buildings in Copenhagen which are still used by the military. The paths on the ramparts are ideal for walks and running exercise, and you get a view over the harbour and the area of the Little Mermaid. I have made posts before on this subject but in fine weather, the atmosphere and architecture inspire […]
I admire artists who were able to combine their art with a creative beautiful home.
Michael gave Anna room for her painting and today she is even more cherished for her use of light and colour
Aarhus is the second-largest city in Denmark and only one hour’s drive from us. Whenever we go there, my husband is reminded of his time as a soldier in his youth. Standing on his post in front of the clock on the City Hall, time was put on a standstill, especially during the hours before dawn. Where the former barrack once was is now a music hall and a renowned art museum called ARoS Fifty years ago, my brother and I went for a holiday in Aarhus. He took a picture of me at the site of the pig sculpture. I remember I found it a bit ridiculous. It’s strange how some things get stuck into your memory forever.
In the last part of the nineteenth century, the Danish Skagen painters got their inspiration from the light and the seas of Skagen, the most Northern part of Denmark. On a windy and cloudy morning, I walked along the beaches where they found many of their motives.