We were going to go o the Louisiana Museum/Art Gallery today. Its a 30 minute train ride and a 20 minute walk then to the pop art and design museum. But it doesn't open until 11 and we have to be heading toward the boat by 1ish so we've decided its too risky and we are going to the Sculpture Garden and Museum, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, instead. It's behind the Tivoli Gardens.
We walked there after another good breakfast in the Copenhagen Strand, where we've been staying for the last couple of nights.
The museum was built by Cark Jacobsen of the Carlsberg Brewery fame. Originally the collection was housed at the brewery but was moved here when the building was completed in 1906. In the centre of the museum is a lovely palmery called the Wintergarden.
We started in the wing of the ancient mediterranean. But before you get there you have to pass a terrace of French sculptures. Jacobsen was trying to undo the influence of a Danish sculptor who had been all the rage in Rome and had his own museum, Hendrik Thorvaldsen. Jacobsen bought and exhibited many French sculptures in an effort to remind his countrymen of the fluidity in sculpting and not to follow an old master blindly.
We ate at my favourite cafe in Copenhagen, Cafe Europa, but I posted the photo from my phone so can't upload it here (but will do so when have GOOD access to wifi!!).
Just a note on the sad state of posting - the ship only has satellite and its amazingly slow.. Also it times out when uploading anything larger than 3mb. So I've had to find a piece of software that can shrink photos on the ipad, as I am not using a computer this time to blog, but my ipad. Anyway I found that (Thanks Talinn!) so I edited all the posts to shrink them and have managed at this stage to get day 1 and part of day 2 up on thirtyminutes. More to come!!\