So let’s pick this back up: day 3. Feeling fabulous on my 8:15am bus ride.
Drive for 4 miserable, all-too-bright hours, only to arrive slightly worse for the wear in a fairytale land!!! Complete with castle, 8 acres of gardens, butterfly garden, and lunch.
It was so, so beautiful and a relatively nice day to be walking around. We got a tour of the home, which is still occupied by the current baron and his family, as well as a neat private chapel that is attached. This manor house, called Gavnø Castle, houses the single largest collection of Danish paintings in the world. When I say the walls are practically plastered with paintings, I mean it. And speaking of plaster, the ceilings still have the original Italian plaster work, completed in the mid-1700s. I wanted to rip it down and attach it to my own ceilings, but apparently this is generally frowned upon in Denmark.
|Formal Dining Room|
|Just look at that!|
After a very long and somewhat tedious tour of the castle (because really, how many paintings can you look at), I was feeling extraordinarily parched. Imagine my pure joy when I hear that there is a microbrewery on the premises! And we are going! I mean, if you insist.
Feeling fully recovered from the previous night, I eagerly await the first bottle. It comes, as does the second, and the third, and the fourth, and “would anyone like to try our most alcoholic beer? It has a lot of hops!” Oh, pick me sir.
Føniks Slotsbryggeriet. Delicious beer, as I recall.
Back to bus. Nighty night for an hour and a half, and then, Copenhagen! The End of a very fun weekend full of bonding with my class. I cannot wait to head to London with these people at the beginning of October.