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New Website, New Blog, but the Old Blog Archive remains: September 28, 2023

After many years of wanting a real website, this month I finally have a website designed by the very knowledgeable Rey Rey Rodriguez ( TheMindOfReyRey ). My old blog,  Vacation-Travel-Adventure  continues with the same address but it is located in the "Archives" tab on my new website . The new blog which is a continuation but with much better resolution for 4K screens, it is now at .

Denmark-part 4: December 22, 2012

On our last full day in Denmark, we traveled by train about 40 minutes north to Helsingør (Elsinore in English) and the palace known as Kronborg Slot.  The palace was made famous by Shakespeare as Hamlet's Castle of Elsinore.  It sits on land's edge surrounded by a moat; it is within view of Denmark's once bitter enemy Sweden.  On our visit, the moat was beginning to freeze and someone had kindly set up hand/face warming fires leading toward the entrance.  
Hamlet's Castle of Elsinore

The Ballroom
Inside the castle, we learned more about the wars between Denmark and Sweden and the subsequent looting by Sweden of much of Denmark's treasures.

 A View of Helsingør from the Castle
 Helsingør's Train/Bus Station

Back on the train toward Copenhagen, we stopped 10 minutes south of Helsingør at the town of Humlebæk to visit the Louisiana Museum.  Being Americans we wondered why the museum was named Louisiana.  One of the museum's employees explained that the museum patron and the owner of the villa at the center of the museum had had three wives, consecutively, that were all named, conveniently, Louise.  Hence, Louisiana became the name of the museum.

The museum sits on the edge of land with a view of the Øresund.  Monumental sculptures, like the Henry Moore shown below, are placed throughout the park-like gardens.

Inside the museum consists of modern art which includes a huge collection of Alberto Giacometti sculptures.  The current temporary exhibit was self-portraits in paint, photography, and mixed media.

We closed the museum up and walked to the train station for the ride back to Copenhagen and another great meal.

The food in Copenhagen is extraordinary--and expensive.  Our dinners often cost more than our room.  But, we ate the most luscious scallops (not Dan as he is allergic to them), duck, beef and each dish was beautifully presented.  Tonight, we ate at Gorm's Gourmet Pizze & Vin (Nyhavn 14) which is a few doors from our hotel.  We shared an appetizer and a special Christmas duck entree.  Again, fabulous.  One night we ate at Brdr. Price (Brothers Price) for creative Danish Modern food.  Dan's meal was a take off on the smørrebrød.  He ordered steak and was served sliced, savory beef steak with lettuce and other vegetables piled on a piece of bread.  I ordered the duck confit salad.   It was shredded duck confit with some bits crunchy served with friseé and pomegranate seeds.  Tasty combinations!