Seen from the Southern and Western parts of Norway, our closest neighbours live in Denmark. A couple of weeks ago we spent some days right at the top of the country, in Skagen. It is a lovely little town, very yellow in building and very relaxed in style. There are lots of tourist in the main season, but we came a little early, so my guess is that these are local ladies having an afternoon with whatever-it-is.
Skagen has always been known for its artists – so even its wine-shops have that decorative feel.
Bicycles are very popular and you can hire them by the hundreds. And no wonder, the area is flat as a pancake.
Nice to see that more colourful tourist than us were visiting!
In the second half of the 19th century, Skagen was a centre for Scandinavian (and of course especially Danish art). One of the most import ones was the painter P.S. Krøyer who for a period lived in this lovely house. They came to Skagen among other things for what they considered a very lovely and special light (and it is!)
Many of them stayed at Brøndums Hotel, but on the way there I just had to snap another kind of painting artist.
And here is the Hotel itself. A lunch with fillets of flounder is highly recommended.
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