As you know, I'm reading Winter Tales by Karen Blixen and thought I should share some images of her and her homes in Denmark and Kenya.
We are very proud of her here in Denmark, one of the great Danes and we feel a little jump in our hearts whenever she's mentioned in abroad medias. I wont go into great detail about her due to the numerous sites and references to her on the internet and in printed media.
I do love when women are celebrated for their wit, intelligence, and strength in stead of just their beauty. I don't know whether I think of her as a beautiful woman (she wasn't ugly though) but I have always seen her as more of a character than thus.
As mentioned in my previous post, I would very much like to visit Rungstedlund, and her farm in Kenya, but I want to even more so after seing these pictures. I'm dying to see her study in real life. I think I could spend a week in there.
Well, enough said, so without further ado.. Karen Blixen everyone...
Karen Blixen as a young woman in Denmark, image from udenrigsministeriet.dk
Karen Blixen in Africa, image from skole-it.dk
Her beloved Rungstedlund in Denmark, image from horsholm.dk
She has also appeared on the bank notes of Denmark. They are now replaced with images of bridges which many in Denmark think is a shame.
The people from top down, Karen Blixen; Carl Nielsen (composer); Johanne Louise Heiberg (actress and taste-maker together with her playwriter husband); Niels Bohr (physist who worked together with Einstein), and in the end the artist couple Anna and Michael Ancher (painters from Skagen)
The pages on the right shows the back of the notes which pictured some ancient finds which I think is now at the National Museum in Copenhagen.
Image from kommunikationsforum.dk
She also has a rose named after her. How wonderful to have a personal rose, and a white one! I love white roses.. My mum has one in her garden, and it smells so sweet you wouldn't believe it. Summer and power at the same time, if you can imagine that..
Image from 24.dk
Rosendahl has for a couple of years made a collection of Christmas decorations in honour of the baroness, and I love them. They are the perfect combination of fuzzy and simple at the same time. I just wish that the top star was more like the heart shown here.
Images from hjallerupisenkram.dk
Hope you enjoyed the little gallery on Karen Blixen, and I wish you all a very lovely day.
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