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Friday, October 28, 2011


- Hip, hip, hurra! Kunstnerfest på Skagen by Peder Severin Krøyer

Still reading the novel that takes place mostly in Denmark (it's The Secret Servant by Daniel Silva) and now the characters have gone to Skagen .....

Skagen (The Skaw) is a projection of land and a town, with a population of 8,515 ... part of the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark .... The area is extremely picturesque, and distinguished by its low, yellow houses with red tile roofs nestled into the beach areas .... A highlight of the year is the celebration of Midsummer Eve or St. John's Evening (Sankt Hans Aften) on the beach with blazing bonfire and song .... The area is closely associated with the Skagen Painters, a community of artists ....

The old church at Skagen, dedicated to St. Lawrence, was mostly buried under moving sand dunes and only the tower now protrudes ...

So a new one was built - Skagen Church ....

I like books that take me places I haven't been :)


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