Monday, June 27, 2005

by the Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum in London
this link posted by accident here

so I took bus number 15 to Slotsholm
and Det Kongelige Bibliotek - the Danish National Library
and walked through the garden and past this Copenhagen Jewish museum designed by Daniel Libeskind.

Daniel Libeskind - Danish Jewish Museum

typical Denmark
closed when
the tourists are

the granite door was SHUT

Det Kongelige Bibliotek - Orientalsk og Judaistisk Afdeling

ManusIntro: "Cod. Heb. 37 is beyond any doubt the most famous of the almost 300 Hebrew manuscripts in the collections of The Royal Library. Also known as 'The Copenhagen Maimonides', the manuscript was written and illuminated in Catalonia in the years 1347-1348, and is one of the finest examples of the illumination traditions of this part of Spain in this era."

And this is the original entrance to the victorian Royal Library
with many happy memories of when, new in Copenhagen, I studied danish composers,
and borrowed orchestral music,

and admired the many beautiful post-grad girls writing their theses.

These gardens are a good picnic spot for lunch with the old Royal Library, now offices, behind and two mooring rings for tying up ships, because this was the naval harbour, instead of a lawn and fountain. The Royal Arsenal now the Armoury museum to the left and the provisioning warehouse to the right, now the Danish National Archive.

This old lion commorated the battle of Isted in 1850 when the Danes defeated the Prussian invaders for the last time.

After WW II it was discovered that the Isted Lion, a Danish war monument from the war of 1848-1850, was in Berlin.

The conquering Germans had removed it from the Flensburg cemetery and taken it to Berlin. US army Colonel Barney Oldfield helped get it back in 1945.

After finding a rare book in the library which I plan to digitize , and of whom to ask permission thereto, I began my journey home by sea.

Havnebus linie 902
Det Kongelige Bibliotek

- Knippelsbro - Nyhavn (stop closed) - Holmen Syd - Holmen Nord

- Nordre Toldbod
ending up here unloading - - -

drawing away

the shipping line - boats, trains and buses

the bus stop is close by the new Polish ferry

Two hot sausages gave me my energy back and
I walked past the Little Mermaid and the yacht basin to Langelinie and ice cream.

and taking bus 28 jumped off here

all thumbs

I liked the lettering
if NOT the design of the gateway to
the danish National Gallery of
fine art.

One bus more and I next took a zigzag route home walking through Fælled Park past the lake and amongst the beech trees.

I arrived in Brumleby quite exhausted.


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