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Skagen: Picking Denmark's Nose

DENMARK | Wednesday, 8 August 2012 | Views [1435]

"Denmark's Nose," end of the land, Skagen

Skagen is as far north as you can go on the part of Denmark known as "the Nose."  It's a resort town, sometimes referred to as the Cape Cod of Denmark, but I can't see the resemblance.  The currents make the water too rough for swimming, even if it managed to get warm enough.  No weathered "salt box" homes here.  Skagen's houses are yellow and are traditionally painted on Whitsunday, around the summer solstice.

     Yellow houses of Skagen

Skagen is also home to the Brondmus Hotel where Karin Blixen wrote Out of Africa.  We passed on an exhibit of Danish Impressionist PS Kroyer's paintings, more for economic reasons than the quality of his art.  And we still had miles to go to find our next lodging in Knebel.


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