Aarhus

(Posted late because I’m lazy, basically. This should’ve gone up yesterday, but I put it off until now.)

Legoland was a stop on the way to my host family’s vacation home, the location of which I honestly have no idea. Somewhere in Denmark.

Anyhow, we got up and headed into town: Aarhus, the second-largest city in Denmark.

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I found this canal interesting. I haven’t seen a lot of canals. They’re cool.

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It took me way too many tries to get a good picture of this tower.

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We stopped for lunch here – it was a little buffet. The cool thing was that it was underneath the street – the previous picture, of the canal, was taken from a bridge, the width of a street, but I believe for pedestrians only. That bridge went across a street and the canal, and in between the two was this restaurant.

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As we were leaving the restaurant, it started to rain. These ducks were content to hang out and be dry under the bridge.

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That big rainbow thing is on the roof of the Aarhus Art Museum, known as ARoS. I have some pictures from inside the rainbow thing later on; it’s a big art installation.

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This is below the walkway leading into the museum.

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For comparison’s sake, I took a picture from the top of the stairs, before I got into the rainbow kajigger.

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This picture was supposed to go in elsewhere, but I’m going to leave it here because moving it would probably just break the entire post. Murphy’s Law and I are old acquaintances.

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This was one of the borders between the different-colored panes of glass. I’m assuming getting them done in a smooth gradient would’ve been either impossible or just prohibitively expensive.

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Green!

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This is roughly the same view as the non-tinted one, taken from as close to directly above the same spot as I could guesstimate.

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After the rainbow on the roof, we went down into the exhibit on the Golden Age of Denmark. I thought this one was interesting – contrast between old and new technologies. (New at the time, anyways.)

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This painting, especially as compared to the others nearby, held an impressive amount of depth.

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I had to post this one because it made me laugh. That dude in the blue suit is just struttin’ his stuff.

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This made me think of an aqueduct, but the plaque said it was actually the coliseum, painted from inside, but as if the arches were curving outward rather than inward. I think it’s a lovely piece.

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Apparently, there is an island in Denmark that is made of chalk. These are some cliffs. Of chalk.

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MODERN ART

I refuse to acknowledge that this piece is anything other than a giraffe.

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There is a sculpture in front of this painting. Not that you can tell, so I took another picture at a different angle:

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This not-creepy-at-all statue was at the end of a dark hall leading into a room labelled:

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All those jars are full of a horse.

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These two made me think of my little sister. She isn’t that young, but she would totally walk around with an ax.

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Aaaand more creepy stuff.

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This seriously made me think of Tron.

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I enjoyed the name of this one: “Still Life: John and Jane Doe in the Coliseum”

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The enormous little boy up close. His eyes reminded me of Gollum.

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This room was reminiscent of some toys I had when I was younger. Scaled up, though – rather than marbles, this used balls roughly the size of a basketball. For one to go the entire course evidently took 9 minutes.

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Architecture!

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This, as it turns out, was a statue. Props to whoever thought to put the tip basket in front. I found it entertaining that all the coins were Danish, but all the bills were USD.