Saturday, July 17, 2021

Malmö, Louisiana, København, Helsingør

This weekend, I'm in Malmö-Copenhagen region
Waiting for a train in Katrineholm
TXL 44254 to Bro is diverted due to railway works at the line Mjölby-Hallsberg this summer
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Testing new vegetarian breakfast in the train
X2 train in Malmö

It's hot today, also in the water

Even the birds are thirsty

A nice way to get around the Malmö area is to rent an electric car, everything is done with an app - the car can be left anywhere in town

Now that I'm in Malmö, I can't miss CN 41972 from Trelleborg to Oslo

Taking at train to Lund
Same CN train in Lund

The life is back to normal again, live music in pubs

Following day in Malmö

Taking the train over the Öresund strait to Humlebæk station in Denmark
The museum of modern art - Louisiana is located here
The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is the most visited art museum in Denmark, and has an extensive permanent collection of modern and contemporary art, dating from World War II to the present day; in addition, it has a comprehensive programme of special exhibitions. The museum is also acknowledged as a milestone in modern Danish architecture and is noted for its synthesis of art, architecture, and landscape. 
The museum is included in the Patricia Schultz book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die and ranks 85th on a list of the most visited art museums in the world (2011). (Wikipedia)

The most important art object of 2020-2021 is however this bottle

A major railway failure happened this day in Copenhagen, so many trains were delayed or cancelled

Plenty of bicycle space on Danish S-trains

Carlsberg station

Carlsberg is an area located straddling the border of Valby and Vesterbro districts in central Copenhagen, Denmark approximately 2.4 km from the City Hall Square. The area emerged when J.C. Jacobsen founded his original brewery in the district in 1847. The first brewing took place on 11 November 1847 and production continued until 30 October 2008, when production was moved to Fredericia in Jutland. The Jacobsen House Brewery is however still located in the district and produces specialty beers. The entire brewery grounds spread over more than 30 hectares and are currently being transformed into a new city district in Copenhagen. (Wikipedia)
The area is dominated by numerous historic and restored 19th- and early 20th-century buildings, many of which have lavish ornamentations, as well as two historic gardens. The buildings have served a wide array of original functions, some of which are not immediately associated with the production of beer. These include a lighthouse, stables, Italianate villas, and a museum. (Wikipedia)

Visiting Tivoli
There is a requirement to show the Covid vaccination pass upon entering Tivolo

Currywurst with beer

New Vectron for DSB
Still no trains operating, so it had to be a replacement bus over the bridge to Malmö

On the following day, I'm visiting Helsingør and Kronborg castle

Alstom Lint train in Helsingør

Kronborg is a castle and stronghold in the town of Helsingør, Denmark. Immortalized as Elsinore in William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, Kronborg is one of the most important Renaissance castles in Northern Europe and was inscribed on the UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2000. (Wikipedia)
The castle's story dates back to a stronghold, Krogen, built by King Eric VII in the 1420s. Along with the fortress Kärnan in Helsingborg on the opposite coast of Øresund, it controlled the entranceway to the Baltic Sea. From 1574 to 1585, King Frederick II had the medieval fortress radically transformed into a magnificent Renaissance castle. 
In 1629, a fire destroyed much of the castle, but King Christian IV subsequently had it rebuilt. The castle also has a church within its walls. In 1658, Kronborg was besieged and captured by the Swedes who took many of its valuable art treasures as war booty. In 1785 the castle ceased to be a royal residence and was converted into barracks for the Army. The Army left the castle in 1923, and after a thorough renovation, it was opened to the public. (Wikipedia)

A souvenir from Kronborg castle


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