Lund is a small, compact city so it was easy to walk round to all the principle sites. The map leaflet was very handy to ensure we didn’t miss anything. We included some window-shopping and book shop browsing and a bit of eating and tea drinking throughout the day. The route starts at Lund Cathedral where we joined a tour in English.
Rear of Lund Cathedral
It has an astronomical clock very much like the one in Lübeck
And we were taken into the crypt where our guide told us the legend behind the man embracing a pillar : Finn the Giant [the story is retold here]
This is Hökeriet Lund’s oldest grocery shop located in a traditional timber building dating back to 1815. It still exists as a shop and there’s also a small cafe but as we passed it was not yet open.
Kulturen is a museum of urban and rural life throughout the ages. It occupies to blocks of buildings in the centre of Lund and exhibits date from the Middle Ages up to the 1930s. There are also activities for children. These buildings you can see from the street but we didn’t actually visit.
We did however visit the Museum of Sketches for Public Art. Once inside we did understand what this was all about and very interesting it was too. The gallery presents sketches and models not only of the winning entries for competitions for public art but also unsuccessful entries.
“Skissernas Museum – Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art is a unique art museum focusing on the artistic creative process. Here is the world’s largest collection of sketches, models and models for Swedish and international public art.”
In the gallery foyer the windows formed frames for our own ‘art’ photography.
Our final visit in Lund was to the Historical Museum. Post to follow …
The final country of my Big Adventure this year was Sweden. I’ve visited Germany and Denmark several times before (although I’d never been to any of the places I visited on this occasion) but this was my first ever trip to Sweden.
Very early in the morning of 27th June Bärbel and I left the Alte Strandvogtei and drove back to the port at Rønne – the capital of Bornholm. Bärbel’s ferry left at 8.00 and mine at 10.30.
As mentioned previously The Bornholm Art Museum was just a couple cliff miles from our digs on the Bornholm coast. We walked there as soon as we had arrived and had dropped off our luggage. The next morning we began our first island tour with a visit.
Arriving at Rønne : Bornholm’s capital
It’s about a three hour sailing from the port near Sassnitz on Rügen to the Baltic island of Bornholm which is part of Denmark. I was very intrigued to visit and very pleased when QB suggested we add a stay there to our itinerary.
Our first port of call of arrival in Hull was the newly reopened and freshly renovated Ferens Art Gallery. After coffee we visited each gallery but no photography is allowed. There’s a very good permanent collection for a provincial gallery, the Freud, Mueck, Tunick SKIN show had us mesmerised (I’d seen Muick’s Wild Man at Belsay Hall in 2010 as part of the Extraordinary Measures show) and my favourite display was Rembrandt’s The Shipbuilder and his Wife and related paintings. The Rembrandt lent by Her Majesty The Queen. Masterpieces from the Royal Collection will see five exceptional works of art travel from Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace between 2017 and 2021 as part of a five-year partnership between the Royal Collection Trust and Ferens Art Gallery. I hope I am able to revisit during this time to see more.
Today I’m taking a break from my travel posts because yesterday I travelled to Liverpool to meet a friend. The main purpose for the expedition was to visit the Tate Liverpool to see the German Expressionist show on the fourth floor.
Some months ago I snipped this out of the Weekend Financial Times Life and Arts section :
The Behnhaus-Drägerhaus Museum was totally unknown to me before my visit to Lübeck : but what a gem! Quite a big gem, actually. Just a few doors along Königstrasse from Willy Brandt House at numbers 9 to 11 the Museum/Gallery is housed in two adjoining classical mansions.
Here is a link to a very brief glimpse of the character of the museum.