Elsinore, the Gate to the Rest of Scandinavia

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.

Duck Tracks in Thaw

This spring came suddenly from day to day. Even the snowdrifts gave up the fight eventually. They lay boasting of the last snow, telling a story of an unexpectedly harsh winter. But maybe we haven’t seen the end of winter yet.

~ Thaw by Edward Thomas
Over the land freckled with snow half-thawed
The speculating rooks at their nests cawed
And saw from elm-tops, delicate as flowers of grass,
What we below could not see, Winter pass.