Copenhagen Day Four

Starting the morning with a bowl of grød!

Starting the morning with a bowl of grød!

Day four in Copenhagen, we decided to spend some more time exploring the shops on the Jægersborggade. We were lucky that we chose to do this on a Saturday because some of the shops are only open a few days a week. The morning started again at Grød for breakfast, followed by visiting Kaktus, a store that sells – you guess it – only cacti. We couldn’t help revisiting Karamelleriet, where the caramels are made by hand and were so delicious that we ate all of ours before we even were back in Belgium. After a few caramel tastings – they let you sample the fresh made goodies – we visited Habengut, a traditional woodwork shop, by Søren Ulrich. All of the pieces are made by hand and we bought two tealight holders and a salt dish to bring back home. Our last stop was at Crate, a store specializing in beer and vinyl. We purchased a few Danish beers to try that evening.

 

Grød

Grød

 

Closeup of my quinoa grød with blueberries, almonds, and caramel sauce

Closeup of my quinoa grød with blueberries, almonds, and caramel sauce

 

Kaktus

Kaktus

 

Karamelleriet

Karamelleriet

 

Habengut, by Søren Ulrich

Habengut, by Søren Ulrich

 

Our salt dish that we bought to take home, photo from http://www.bysorenulrich.com/

Our salt dish that we bought to take home, photo from http://www.bysorenulrich.com/

 

Our tealight holders that we bought to take home, photo from http://www.bysorenulrich.com/

Our tealight holders that we bought to take home, photo from http://www.bysorenulrich.com/

 

Crate

Crate

 

Selection of beer for that evening

Selection of beer for that evening

 

The street we stayed on during our trip

The street we stayed on during our trip

 

After our shopping, we headed back to the apartment to drop everything off before heading to Indre By to visit the National Gallery of Denmark. It was a bit difficult deciding which art museum to visit and I’m so happy with our choice. Danish art is an area I’m not too familiar with, and the National Gallery has a huge collection from the birth of Danish painting to the dawn of Modernism as well as many contemporary and international collections. Because we were visiting Denmark for the first time, we mostly explored the Danish and Nordic paintings from 1750 – 1900. And to make the museum even more enticing – it’s free! So if you’re headed to Copenhagen, this is really a must!

 

National Gallery of Denmark

National Gallery of Denmark

 

Fountain in front of the museum

Fountain in front of the museum

 

And so we began...Danish and Nordic Art 1750 - 1900

And so we began…Danish and Nordic Art 1750 – 1900

 

"Louise, Frederik V's First Queen in her Coronation Robes" Carl Gustaf Pilo 1747

“Louise, Frederik V’s First Queen in her Coronation Robes” Carl Gustaf Pilo 1747

 

"Portrait of Frederik V in Anointment Robe" Carl Gustaf Pilo 1750

“Portrait of Frederik V in Anointment Robe” Carl Gustaf Pilo 1750

 

"A Running Boy" Jens Juel 1802

“A Running Boy” Jens Juel 1802

 

"Self-portrait by Candlelight" Jens Juel 1764

“Self-portrait by Candlelight” Jens Juel 1764

 

"The Queen Dowager" Vigilius Eriksen 1776

“The Queen Dowager” Vigilius Eriksen 1776

 

This painting made Koen and I laugh a little too loudly in the quiet museum. "Fotis sees her Lover Lucius Transformed into an Ass. Motif from Apeleius' The Golden Ass" Nicolai Abildgaard 1809

This painting made Koen and I laugh a little too loudly in the quiet museum. “Fotis sees her Lover Lucius Transformed into an Ass. Motif from Apeleius’ The Golden Ass” Nicolai Abildgaard 1809

 

"Christine Rebekka Eckersberg, née Hyssing" C.W. Eckersberg 1809

“Christine Rebekka Eckersberg, née Hyssing” C.W. Eckersberg 1809

 

"View Towards Lyngby" C.W. Eckersberg 1803/10

“View Towards Lyngby” C.W. Eckersberg 1803/10

 

"Suzanne Juel. The Artist's Sister-in-Law and later to Become his Third Wife" C.W. Eckersberg 1823

“Suzanne Juel. The Artist’s Sister-in-Law and later to Become his Third Wife” C.W. Eckersberg 1823

 

"Portrait of a Nobleman" C.W. Eckersberg 1820

“Portrait of a Nobleman” C.W. Eckersberg 1820

 

"A View towards the Swedish Coast from the Ramparts of Kronborg Castle" C.W. Eckersberg 1829

“A View towards the Swedish Coast from the Ramparts of Kronborg Castle” C.W. Eckersberg 1829

 

"Morning View of Østerbro outside Copenhagen. Morning Light" Christen Købke

“Morning View of Østerbro outside Copenhagen. Morning Light” Christen Købke

 

"A View from Dosseringen near the Sortedam Lake Looking Towards Nørrebro" Christen Købke 1838

“A View from Dosseringen near the Sortedam Lake Looking Towards Nørrebro” Christen Købke 1838

 

"The Garden Gate of the Artist's Home at Blegdammen" Christen Købke 1845

“The Garden Gate of the Artist’s Home at Blegdammen” Christen Købke 1845

 

"Two Cows in an Open Field" Johan Thomas Lundbye 1845

“Two Cows in an Open Field” Johan Thomas Lundbye 1845

 

"A Croft at Lodskov near Vognserup Manor, Zealand" Johan Thomas Lundbye 1847

“A Croft at Lodskov near Vognserup Manor, Zealand” Johan Thomas Lundbye 1847

 

"A Danish Coast. View from Kitnaes on Roskilde Fjord, Zealand" Johan Thomas Lundbye 1843

“A Danish Coast. View from Kitnaes on Roskilde Fjord, Zealand” Johan Thomas Lundbye 1843

 

"In a Roman Osteria" Carl Bloch 1866

“In a Roman Osteria” Carl Bloch 1866

 

"A Kitchen Table" Carl Bloch 1878

“A Kitchen Table” Carl Bloch 1878

 

"After the Bath. A Young Girl Knocking at the Fisherman's Window" Carl Bloch 1884

“After the Bath. A Young Girl Knocking at the Fisherman’s Window” Carl Bloch 1884

 

"Danish Landscape" Harald Slott-Møller 1891

“Danish Landscape” Harald Slott-Møller 1891

 

"The Shadow" Niels Hansen Jacobsen 1897-98

“The Shadow” Niels Hansen Jacobsen 1897-98

 

Moving on to Danish and International Art after 1900

Moving on to Danish and International Art after 1900

 

"Untitled" Richard Mortensen 1939

“Untitled” Richard Mortensen 1939

 

"Dynamic Space II" Ib Geertsen 1950/1988

“Dynamic Space II” Ib Geertsen 1950/1988

 

"Zattere, Berano, San Michele" Richard Mortensen 1979

“Zattere, Berano, San Michele” Richard Mortensen 1979

 

"1000 Colors" Viera Collaro and Niels Nedergaard 1976-77

“1000 Colors” Viera Collaro and Niels Nedergaard 1976-77

 

"Untitled (Sitting man, with dots on blue carpet)" Peter Land 2003

“Untitled (Sitting man, with dots on blue carpet)” Peter Land 2003

 

"Metaphysico II" Eugène de Sala 1929

“Metaphysico II” Eugène de Sala 1929

 

"Bird" Ejler Bille 1938

“Bird” Ejler Bille 1938

 

"Springtime" Asger Jorn 1939

“Springtime” Asger Jorn 1939

 

"Faun and Nymph" Edvard Weie 1940-41

“Faun and Nymph” Edvard Weie 1940-41

 

For dinner we decided to pick up a medley of Danish specialties to enjoy back at the apartment with our Danish beers. We headed to the Torvehallerne, which is described not as a “supermarket” but rather a “super market”. There are more than 60 stands offering a range of fish, meat, cheeses, etc. It was difficult to decide on what to choose, but luckily Danish people are so nice. We had an idea of what we wanted, but it was so fun to ask the people working what they ate growing up and what they’d recommend we eat for a typical Danish meal. We started first with smørrebrød from Hallernes Smørrebrød because we were hungry after the museum. What a great choice! Yum! Then it was time to make the rounds and buy all of our delicious food for dinner. We began at Omegn for a selection of sausages. Omegn is an urban farmers market – they buy their products from farmers outside Copenhagen and sell them at the Torvehallerne. We left with three types of sausage, a blue cheese, and rye bread. Then we headed to  Arla Unika for more Danish cheese based on a recommendation from the owner of Crate. Mmm…we bought a couple of more cheeses and some fresh butter to go with the bread. Lastly we were set on buying fish. Everyone recommended we try fiskedeller, aka Danish fish cakes, with remoulade sauce and red onion to be served on rye bread and butter for a real typical Danish meal. So of course we didn’t leave without visiting Fiskerikajen for fiskedellers!

We spent the night in, eating our bounty from the Torvehallerne and snacking on our caramels that were meant to be eaten back in Belgium. A successful fourth day!

Passing the Rosenborg Castle

Passing the Rosenborg Castle

 

Torvehallerne

Torvehallerne

 

Smørrebrød!

Smørrebrød!

 

So many to choose from

So many to choose from

 

My smørrebrød - meatball with red cabbage and beets

My smørrebrød – meatball with red cabbage and beets

 

Koen's smørrebrød - herring with beets and egg

Koen’s smørrebrød – herring with beets and egg

 

Fresh produce

Fresh produce

 

Omegn

Omegn

 

Mmm...

Mmm…

 

So much to choose from!

So much to choose from!

 

Arla Unika to choose some cheeses

Arla Unika to choose more cheese

 

Award winning cheese...mmm...

Award winning cheese…mmm…

 

Koen ordering our fiskedeller

Koen ordering our fiskedeller

 

Back at the apartment - Danish cheese with rye bread

Back at the apartment – Danish cheese with rye bread

 

So happy we were able to bring some back with us to Belgium!

So happy we were able to bring some back with us to Belgium!

 

Selection of Danish sausages

Selection of Danish sausages

 

Frying the fiskedellers

Frying the fiskedellers

 

Our own smørrebrød! Rye bread with Danish butter, fiskedeller, remoulade sauce and red onion!

Our own smørrebrød! Rye bread with Danish butter, fiskedeller, remoulade sauce and red onion! (Served with Danish beer, of course)

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