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A Castle and Some Art

It was our fourth day in Denmark and our last with a car and so we headed north. Our first stop was Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerod just 30 minutes away from Copenhagen. It was the royal residence for King Christian IV in the early 17th century.







It was a small and beautiful castle which we all enjoyed walking through.. and then outside was a small lake, ponds, fountains and beautiful gardens that the boys really enjoyed running through. 

Our next stop was Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk. 




The above was a mixed media piece called Gleaming Lights of the Soul by Yayoi Kusama. There was a small line, a few people were allowed to enter the room at a time. We were given a minute in the room. It was a dark room filled with water the walls and ceilings were mirrors. We walked out onto a platform. The room was full of tiny lights. The colors changing.. it was simply sublime. This is one of the museum's few permanent installation. 

We took a break from experiencing all the art.. they had a room full of early sketches made by Picasso before he became Picasso.. so interesting.. and I loved watching D just soak it all up... I digress.. we took a break and decided to make some art instead.. 



Then we headed out to the extensive grounds dotted with sculptures and a stunning view






We were back in Copenhagen before dinner.. he had some Italian food and ended the night with the best cheesecake in Denmark! The pistachio was divine.

       
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31 comments:

  1. That gleaming lights piece is awesome!

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  2. Great photos :)

    www.abdelkhalekleblog.com

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  3. This looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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  4. Such a lovely place - look like you all enjoyed it too. Visiting from Etsy and hope that you visit me too at http://www.portraits-by-nc.com/blogs

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  5. Anonymous10/31/2016

    Jetsetters! Looks like you guys had a great time.

    -AnchoredinSweets

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  6. The castle looks amazing, what a great experience.

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  7. I think you had a great time during your trip. Beautiful children!

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  8. What lucky boys you have to have parents like you to take them on such wonderful trips. It's a beautiful place.

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  9. what a neat place to explore! looks like a great adventure!

    kelseybang.com

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  10. Looks like so much fun! I have a friend who just went to Denmark and she loved it!

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  11. The ceiling is so lovely!

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  12. Lovely post dear, thanks for sharing!

    Faye .x

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  13. The castle looks rather sweet, very "storybook". I like the concept of the lights in the room ... it looks amazing even in the photo, and can imagine it was really impressive in real life. We visited our local art gallery this weekend too, and saw some families drawing postcards in a separate room. Looked like fun!
    Wendy

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  14. What a beautiful castle - very ornate!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  15. What a beautiful castle! That looks like a fun place to explore :)

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  16. Frederiksborg Castle looks so majestic....out of a fairy tale:) And I'm a huge Picasso fan. Would love to see his early sketches in person someday.

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  17. My goodness. Your kids are becoming quite the world travellers. They will develop such an appreciation of art and culture!

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  18. What a great family experience!
    Looks like so much fun.
    It's beautiful!
    Thanks
    Michelle

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  19. I've been a huge fan of Sayoi Kusama for years. I used to have a pic of an installation as my background on my computer.

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  20. oh that castle is majestic! I bet when you are home (maybe you are home) you are loving the memories you've made with your sweet family :)

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  21. That is seriously so pretty. I love that light room!!!

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  22. Gorgeous pictures.. it looks like you had a great time! Your blog is really lovely, I am so glad I have found it, keep up the wonderful work pretty lady! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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  23. That wooden sculpture with those steps look like a fun place for the kids to climb!

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  24. The tiny light exhibit at the museum looks really neat! The castle grounds are breathtaking. Your kids are going to have such fond memories!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  25. Your time in Denmark looks to have been so much - and especially as a family visit, there's so much to see and do there!

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    x

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  26. Wow, that immersive artwork sounds amazing, as does the castle. Must have been great to see in person!

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  27. Oh that castle looks like a wonderful place to visit. I have always wanted to go to Denmark.

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  28. Your boys are going to have some amazing memories from this trip! <3

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  29. What a great day! That castle's ceiling is amazing. And I love that you take your boys to art museums...so much learning and experiencing. As someone who teaches kids with VERY FEW "experiences" and sees how detrimental that is to learning, what you are doing for you kids is just opening up their world. IMPRESSIVE!

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  30. The castle looks so amazing, its so refreshing to see. Have a lovely weekend :)

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