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Something creepy in Aarhus

This week photo challenge: Creepy,  takes me back to Aarhus. When I was travelling in Aarhus, I made it a point to visit the city’s art museum and Denmark’s oldest public art museum – ARos Aarhus Kunstmuseum. This 10-storey building is about 15-minute (or more) walk from the train station/city centre. The art museum offers visitors a variety of exhibitions and each floor brings you to different sections of arts, some of which are very challenging and mindblowing. In other words, CREEPY and STRANGE. And quoting the website, “ARos is a house of art where our guests can be pleased, enlightened and challenged. The architecture is of international class. The same is the art. And both offer experiences of high carat: from light to thrill, from attitude to entertainment, from joy to challenge.” Here are some of the pictures I took 🙂 I am not an art expert but I enjoy viewing eccentric artwork such as Kvium’s masterpieces. According to Wikipedia, Kvium started creating grotesque realistic works depicting the darker side of life in early 1980s. Visit http://www.michaelkvium.com

Weekly photo challenge: Enveloped

Envelop; verb (used with object), enveloped, enveloping. to surround entirely. Lately, I haven’t gone out to take decent photos. So for this week photo challenge, I decided to post pictures I took when I was travelling in Aarhus last December. On 24 Dec 2014, I explored small part of Edslev and walked through the misty woods. On Christmas day, I took another walk into the woods and as I walked, I smiled knowing that I had a good sleep when snow flakes came to play and enveloped the earth. Dec 24, 2014 | Edslev, Aarhus, Denmark Dec 24, 2014 | Edslev, Aarhus, Denmark Dec 25, 2014 | Edslev, Aarhus, Denmark Dec 25, 2014 | Edslev, Aarhus, Denmark

The day I met my first travel companion

Copenhagen, Denmark 15 Dec 2015 It was 6am when I woke up. The sky was dark but I could hear whispers, someone going up and down the bunk bed ladder, someone walking on tiptoe, a bathroom door being closed, and the tap water running. I knew everyone, except me, was wide awake and getting ready to go somewhere. But there I was, lying still and half awake. It was not until an hour later, that I finally got up and realised everyone had left. According to my guidebook, the Kronborg Slot opens from 10.30am to 5pm and adult entrance fee is 95kr. I grabbed my backpack and headed out for breakfast at Baresso Coffee. My plan was to take a train to Helsingor, a port town in the northern Zealand. The goals were to explore Kronborg castle and follow the footsteps of Hamlet, to see “bizarre faces” inside the Church of St Mary (Sankt Mariae Kirke), and to take a bus to Esrum Kloster, and to do other tourist activities worth doing. By the time my latte was half empty (and out of sheer boredom) I google-d Kronborg …

Don’t miss the Posterland while in Copenhagen

Posterland sits on Gothersgade near the Rosenborg slot garden in Copenhagen. It is just a turn away from my hostel Generator Copenhagen. If you are into posters or postcards, this two-storey shop is worth a visit. And in Denmark, hanging posters on wall is something one must do when it comes to decorating home. I enjoyed browsing the store during my visit here. It was like visiting an art store room and finding hidden art pieces no one has seen. The shop has tons of posters and postcards. You can find copies of famous paintings, vintage posters, maps, celebrity icons, posters for children, and the list goes on.