People who know me wouldn’t believe that, but this morning I was ready to rumble at 8 a.m.! On my journeys I often run around the whole day and get really tired in the evenings, so I am sleepy way before midnight, not long after midnight like at home … I also wanted to do some trips today (last day of my 72 h Copenhagen Card), so I had to be early. As I missed Karen Blixen’s home on my first day, I didn’t this time.
Rungsted Kyst Harbour in the sunshine
I took the train to Rungsted Kyst (take care, some trains to Helsingør don’t stop everywhere, as I had to find out the hard way) and started looking for the museum. A sign led the direction and said it was about 1,2 km. A second sign pointed directly into the woods and I immediately started feeling like the hobbit on his big adventure trip (Bilbo, not Frodo) … If you like taking a walk in pure nature, visit Copenhagen! The Karen Blixen Museum is surrounded by beautiful gardens, paddocks and a natural forest (where also her grave is located), which I all saw coming from behind the building. In front of it you have Rungsted’s harbour, where I had a delicious lunch at Umi’s (Sushi Bar) later that day. But first of all I learnt at the museum that Karen Blixen had been a great painter, too. In her house there is a permanent exhibition showing some rooms the way she left them and many of her drawings and paintings. There also was a performance of some other artists called “Not About Karen Blixen”. I had to buy her book “Out of Africa” and started reading it right away at the terrace of the café … It’s nice actually!
How do you like my new Chuck’s?! I love ‘em!!!