We spent a total of three nights in Aarhus, and since there was enough to see in the city, we spent one of those days just exploring the city. One of the things we did was check out the fancy art museum in town, the ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum. This museum was actually established in 1859, and is one of the oldest art museums in Denmark. It is also the second most-visited museum in the country.
14 February 2019
Back in early January, as the weather was bleak and the sun was hiding behind a thick blanket of clouds, I was walking back home from work. I stumbled across several piles of discarded Christmas trees. And it made me think how ephemeral the lives of these trees were, and at the same time how ridiculous this habit of buying a Christmas tree is.
12 February 2019
One of the most enjoyable things we have seen and done in our trip to Denmark was to visit Den Gamle By, or The Old Town, in Aarhus. Den Gamle By is an open-air town museum, opened originally in 1914. It is essentially an old town, as its name suggests, consisting of more than 70 historical buildings that were collected from various parts of the country. Visitors can not only explore the town, but also the buildings, since most of the buildings are open and act as exhibition spaces. Hence, by visiting each of the buildings, you learn something about Danish life and culture from the past.
10 February 2019
This defect, as you may call it, is the backdrop of the entire book: Rushdie takes his readers through several generations of two families living in southern India. It's a fantastic tale, and a story that made me flip back and forth at the family tree that was conveniently provided at the very beginning. As with other Rushdie novels, this novel is written in the frame narrative, so there are stories that are embedded within other ones, with very intricate detail, and sometimes it can be hard to see how this branch of the narrative is connected with another branch.
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