Friday, May 05, 2006

Tuesday, May 2: København

The next expedition was a 40 minute train trip to Humlebæk station (described as ‘the country’ by our hosts), followed by a 10 minute walk to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. It was possibly the first time I’ve had to pay the full adult admission at a museum, but there’ll be plenty more to come.

The first of the two new exhibits was a large collection of paintings and drawings by a German artist, Georg Baselitz. While a few of his paintings and ideas were interesting, we found the dozens of works on show somewhat repetitive and, despite the repetition, I struggled to understand what Baselitz was trying to express.

The second featured exhibition was a rather post-modern collection of videos. The collection was incredibly varied in subject matter, from a montage of news clippings related to terrorism (created prior to September 11, 2001) to a personal reflection on falling in love, via the intense stares of 17 Hispanic-American labourers projected to almost life-size in a darkened room. I found something to appreciate in almost every work I examined.

At lunch time we travelled a couple of train stops further out to Helsingør. We ate at a fairly unremarkable restaurant, but were all so hungry that the meal was possibly the most satisfying one that we shared. Afterwards we couldn’t resist the cakes and pastries displayed in a nearby bakery window:

We stopped for a view of Kronborg castle…

… before heading back to the city, so that Lynda could attend her Danish lesson.

In the evening we walked to a local Indian restaurant for dinner. The service was hilariously bad but the excellent spinach/paneer curry more than compensated (for the two vegetarians, anyway). Afterwards we had beer and hot chocolate at a nearby bar.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a lot of red hair mick.
V cool blog guys. Let me know if you are heading down to Germany...


9:26 am  
Blogger Michael said...

The hair is getting pretty out of control. We're not visiting Germany at all (unless a changeover in Frankfurt airport counts). The itinerary from here is: Paris, Venice, Florence, Zurich, London.

9:02 am  

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