Trip Start Aug 08, 2006
33Trip End Oct 08, 2006
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The next day (Saturday), Lisbeth had to leave in the morning for a party and in a very impressive display of trust gave me keys to her house and left me there alone until Sunday afternoon, when I moved to Sara's (where I stayed until Tuesday morning)
- The Statens Museum for Kunst, which had most of its collection closed for the time, so I could see only the sculpture hall (including a very weird exhibit of Venus-inspired statues), some French masters drawings (not that good) and a quite stupid invisible maze.
- The Rosenborg castle, where I spent a lot of time viewing the decoration and the treasury, and also its very nice garden.
- The Nationalmuseet, which was the best of the three, but was so large I could only see the middle-ages part, missing the renaissance completely (and the pre-history part was closed).
And I also managed to see during the brief times of good weather some of the Botanisk Haven and have a guided boat tour around some of the city, during which I also saw the little mermaid, which I did not find so disappointing (after hearing a lot about its being a contender for most disappointing tourist attraction).
Highlights of this section of my trip:
- Seeing the ancient clocks in Rosenborg castle, complete with the position of the stars in the sky and the months written in old French (Ianvier, ..., Aoust, ...)
- Going alone to Sara's bar and from there to an Australian one to meet a brazilian HC member who lives in KÝbenhavn (and a few other brazilians as a bonus).
- Being to a HC meeting in Christiania, a hippie community in KÝbenhavn, including members from Russia and Germany (one of which could speak Portuguese and will be in Stockholm at the same time as I will).
- Going back home from the meeting riding a bicycle Sara lent me.
- Catching Lisbeth whistling 'Besta ť tu' from the Novos Baianos CD I had just played for her :)
Thanks again to both of my hosts, and please, give me an opportunity of paying back properly your hospitality by visiting me in Rio.
Stay tuned for Bergen news!