Wednesday, 26 June 2013
Karen Blixen's private home in Rungsted Kyst in Denmark (by the coast, north of Copenhagen) is open to the public. Hardly anything has been changed in there since Blixen's death in 1962. I don't know who took the photo of her study above, but I find it fascinating. It's not only her old typewriter sitting on the desk and the beautiful light coming in through window, it is also this sense of peacefulness; an echo of the past.
When Ernest Hemingway received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954, he was quoted in an interview saying: "I would have been happy - happier - today if the prize had gone to that beautiful writer Isak Dinesen." She wrote him a thank-you letter that is kept in the museum.
Karen Blixen Museet you will find more photos of Blixen and the house.
museum and the photo above is taken there. When I make it to Kenya one day it is on my list of places to visit.
And from Karen Blixen to a delicious pudding.
Earlier today I posted my recipe of quinoa pudding with Greek yoghurt and strawberries on kithcen & aroma. Depending on our mood, it also contains peaches or apricots. This one has become our favourite Sunday treat.
1: unknown source via Writers Write Creative Blog / 2: Karen Blixen Museet / 3: K.R. Hoppe via Karen Blixen Museet / 4: Blixen with Marilyn Monroe in 1959 via ibid. / 5: Phil Douglis via Pinterest / 6: Lisa Hjalt