Denmark: Moesgaard Museum in Aarhus

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If you find yourself in Aarhus Denmark, as I did in March, I highly recommend the 40 minute bus ride just outside the city to the Moesgaard Museum. In addition to its delightful modern architecture, this brand new museum has some really fabulous exhibits (lots of fun for both kids and adults and grown-up kids) on the history of pre-written-record Denmark. Aarhus, Denmark

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Aarhus, Denmark  [35mm taken with my Canon Rebel 2000 SLR. Click here to see more of my pictures from Denmark.]

Denmark: Aarhus University

Aarhus, Denmark The student symposium I attended in Aarhus March was hosted by Aarhus University. The campus is gorgeous, frequently showing up in lists of the world’s most beautiful university campuses. The main university (founded in the early 20th century) is built around a rolling green with winding paths and big trees. The halls, including many of the student housing blocks, are covered in ivy. It was lovely in the spring, and I hear it’s wonderful in the fall when all the leaves are changing. Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus, Denmark    [35mm taken with my Canon Rebel 2000 SLR. Click here to see more of my pictures from Denmark.]

Denmark: Old Aarhus (Pt. 1)

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In March, I took a splendid weeklong break from writing my thesis to visit Aarhus Denmark. Aarhus University hosts an annual student symposium on the medieval north, and since I was presenting a paper, I was able to get Uni funding to cover the cost of the whole trip. 000021aarhus

The symposium was only two days long, but in order to get the funding, my classmates and I had to attend a weeklong program. I stayed in a gorgeous Airbnb flat right in the historic downtown. The weather was sunny and springy (a welcome break from the still snow-clad Iceland). I had plenty of time to catch up with some classmates and friends from other universities, meet interesting new people, learn a ton, wander the city alone, and visit some great museums (namely the mind-blowing ARoS Art Gallery in town and the Moesgaard Museum just outside of the city). I even found time to go shopping and take advantage of Danish design at some of the great clothing stores in Aarhus (and I treated myself to a beautiful new pair of handmade Italian eyeglasses as well since all my thesis work had bumped me up a lens power). 000020aarhus

Overall, it was a delightful, relaxing, and refreshing week. The city was so peaceful and quaint. The historic downtown (Old Aros), had lots of colorful facades, cobbled streets, and cafe lined canals. 000017aarhus  [35mm taken with my Canon Rebel 2000 SLR. Click here to see more of my pictures from Denmark.]

 

Denmark: “Your Rainbow Panorama” at ARoS

IMG_4530aarhus Here’s something a bit more colorful than my usual 35mm offerings. These pictures are taken from “Your Rainbow Panorama,” a permanent installation piece by Olafur Eliasson on the roof ARoS, the Aarhus Art Gallery.  It’s such a simple concept, but still so beautiful. We were fortunate to visit on a sunny day, so the shape and colors of the walls produced some spectacular views. IMG_4529aarhus

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Denmark: Aarhus from Above

IMG_4503aarhus In mid-March, I went to Aarhus, Denmark for a week to give a paper at a student symposium. I fell head over heels in love with this adorable little city. I was blown away by Aros, the art museum of Aarhus. It was ten floors of stunning contemporary and early modern works of art. I’m not usually that interested in contemporary art, but the exhibits here were fascinating and approachable. It’s now one of my all time favorite art museums. The museum is best known for it’s Rainbow Panorama, a circular walkway on the roof with rainbow hued plexiglass walls and a stunning view of the city. But the main deck below the walkway also provided a great view of Aarhus. I didn’t have my camera with me, so here area few iphone shots.

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IMG_4506aarhus[Click here to see more of my pictures from Denmark.]