Denmark’s Karen Blixen Museum

As you walk through her peaceful gardens and adjoining forest land, the tourist tape plays a piece of her favourite music: Max Bruch's hauntingly beautiful Violin Concerto. You can take your time; pause and watch the birds for whom this area is a sanctuary, or ponder the mysteries of life and death beside her grave. Here a simple stone bears a large but informal flower arrangement. The flowers have been taken from the gardens. It is the sort of arrangement she might have composed.

You are in the Danish home, turned museum, of Karen Blixen (a.k.a. Isak Dinesen), a woman who was well-known an...

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