The light, the sky and the sea. We are in the northeast corner of Denmark.
At the end of the snow-covered road lies Kronborg.
Elsinore, home to the buzz of history. Kronborg Castle and William Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
Norwegian painter, Thomas Fearnley, 1802-1842
Helsingør mod Kronborg, vinter. Date of art: 1833, oil on canvas.
24 thoughts on “Elsinore, the Gate to the Rest of Scandinavia”
Thank you!! 😊
Thank you, Rupali!!
An atmosphere I am not sure you would capture on a camera….. thats style indeed
I’d saved the painting on my computer, and almost fainted every time I saw it 🌟😃
Wow, that’s a beautiful painting. Elsinore is such an evocative name because of Hamlet. I always imagine it as dark, bleak and foreboding. It looks beautiful in the picture.
Thank you, George. Elsinore and Kronborg Castle are always worth a visit. I have been there countless times. The city has one of Europe’s best-preserved historic city centers. It is quite unique to walk there on an early summer morning with the screams of the seabirds over the magnificent old buildings.
You always feel the closeness of the sea.
A few more pictures from one of my favorite locations: https://hannaswalk.com/2016/10/21/elsinore-and-kronborg-castle/
It looks wonderful. I’ll get to go one of these days
If it ever becomes relevant, do so in May or June. Beautiful months in Denmark 😍😊
‘There is something magnificent in the state of Denmark’, P. Greyspeare (Ham. 4.6.78-79)
Peter, you have left me wondering with your comment 🤔😎
I have a number of theories, but will not rely on any of them 😵😀
Hanna, I was refering to the line in Hamlet: ‘Something is rotten in the state of Denmark …“ (Act-I, Scene-IV), as Marcellus says to Horatio. Well, obviously the above painting is far from rotten, so I altered the line a little. 🙂
Thanks for enlightening me, Peter!! 😀😀
What a beautiful painting. Hard to believe it’s over 200 years ago.
I wonder what he would say, Thomas Fearnley, if he knew of the popularity of his wonderful landscape paintings today 🥰😊
Beautiful! Looks to have some Breughel influence… Thanks for sharing.
It’s a pleasure!! – And you’re right, there’s a certain resemblance to Breughel’s paintings. Thanks for pointing me to this.
All the best,
The light in the painting is beautiful. It’s a lovely scene.
Thank you so much, Linda. I have lingered on that painting for a long time. It is hard to detach from the beautiful landscape 😃🥰🌟
All the best 🎈
Thank you so much, Mathilda 💕
All the best,
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