Archive for February, 2021

Today I am sharing some pictures of the ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum (please see my previous post for an introduction).
Let’s start at the rooftop with its “rainbow panorama”, a circular skywalk designed by Ólafur Elíasson. I don’t know how much time I spent there, must have been an hour. It’s just beautiful: the colors, the view, the sound, the whole atmosphere.

In the background at the right you can see the harbor with its many cranes.
View from across the skywalk:

The front entrance of the ARoS (it is higher at the backside, since it was built on the side of a hill):

At the right you can see part of the academy of music.
The staircase in the entrance area:

Inside the museum you can find all types of art.
I loved that one here:

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This sculpture is called “Boy”. It was created by the Australian artist Ron Mueck.
They installed mirrors around this guy. Look at those details!

Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

Having a vegetarian meal at a cozy place nearby (the Danish would call this Hygge). Delicious beyond description.

Hope this was worth the wait and you enjoyed my excursion to the ARoS.
There are so many great things to see there, it’s just impossible to show everything.

Have a nice week!

Actually I love hot climates. Before 2019 I had never thought of visiting a Scandinavian country. However, due to a shoulder injury I needed to go to Denmark several times, because they have specialists for this. And what should I say, I fell in love with this beautiful country – the polite and helpful people, the interesting culture, the minimalistic design, high quality healthy food, the clean streets, nature, nightlife, and much more.
The pictures I am going to share in the coming weeks/months were taken from three trips in January/February, April and October 2019.
(Of course, I am also going to show other pictures in the coming weeks – e.g. from Berlin, cats, dogs, landscapes.)
Today, I am beginning with an overview, some general impressions from Aarhus, the second-largest city of Denmark (the capital Copenhagen is number one with regards to population). In the coming days I am then going to go more into detail.

In 2017 Aarhus (or Århus in Danish) was European Capital of Culture, so you can find many interesting museums there. A must see is the art museum ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum which is known for its “rainbow panorama”, a circular skywalk on top of the building designed by Ólafur Elíasson. Even if you are not a great fan of museums, you should really take the time to go to the roof of the building.
More photos from the inside and the rooftop coming soon.

Alongside the canal that goes through the city centre there are lots of nice restaurants, stores, and pubs. Even at night there are people sitting outside, chatting or having drinks (yes, also in winter, brrrr).

The theatre – didn’t have time to visit it, I’m afraid.

The botanical garden (sharing photos from the inside in a future post) is situated next to a windmill in the middle of a pretty park.

The Århus Cathedral with a small shop in front of it. You can find it near the Viking Museum.

Hope you enjoyed this first, tiny glance. I am going more into detail in future posts, so stay tuned.