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By Patrick Leigh Fermor

Carrying on with the epic foot trip throughout Europe all started in A Time of Gifts

The trip that Patrick Leigh Fermor set out on in 1933—to go Europe strolling with an emergency allowance of 1 pound a day—proved so wealthy in reports that after a lot later he sat all the way down to describe them, they overflowed into a couple of quantity. Undertaken because the storms of warfare accumulated, and offering a heritage for the occasions that have been starting to spread in relevant Europe, Leigh Fermor's still-unfinished account of his trip has demonstrated itself as a latest vintage. Between the Woods and the Water, the second one quantity of a projected 3, has garnered as many prizes as its celebrated predecessor, A Time of Gifts.

The starting of the booklet unearths Leigh Fermor crossing the Danube—at the very second the place his first quantity left off. A detour to the luminous splendors of Prague is bya journey downriver to Budapest, passage on horseback acrossthe nice Hungarian undeniable, and a crossing of the Romanian border into Transylvania. distant castles, mountain villages,monasteries and towering levels which are the hang-out of bears, wolves, eagles, gypsies, and quite a few sects are all savoredin the method of the Iron Gates, the department among the Carpathian mountains and the Balkans, the place, for now, the tale ends.

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Stave off midmorning hunger pangs with a sizzling hot dog from one of Strøget’s countless street stalls and eat it in the gardens of the Kongelige Bibliotek, which is in front of the Jewish Museum. 3 ★★ D a n s ke J ø d i s k M u s e u m ( D a n i s h J ew i s h M u s e u m ) . Designed by American architect Daniel Libeskind (b. 1946), who has drawn up plans for Ground Zero in New York, this museum occupies the Royal Boat House of Christian IV, who invited the Sephardic Jews to Denmark from Portugal in 1622.

9 ★ = T ø j h u s m u s e e t ( R oy a l D a n i s h A rs e n a l M u s e u m ) . Part of the S l o t s h o l m e n m u s e u m c o mp l ex (see p 19), this is another winner for boys who hold a fascination for military paraphernalia. Stored in the vaulted palace arsenal opened by Christian IV in 1604, canons, machine guns and mortars line the walls. Upstairs in the Armory Hall, The wooden observation tower at the zoo. Copenhagen & K i d s pedestrian zed main drag, be it mime artists, jugglers, or musicians.

Refuel here on organic coffees and pastries, salads, and various open sandwiches. Sølvgade 48-50. y +45 3374 8494. $–$$. 4 D av i d s S a m l i n g. The gallery re-opened after extensive renovation in May 2009. The extensive Islamic collection was gathered by wealthy barrister Christian Ludvig David (1878–1960), and is augmented by a splendid collection of Danish decorative arts from the 18th century onwards, covering silverware, porcelain, glassware, and portraits by Jens Juel (1745–1802) as well as Golden Age paintings by CW Eckersberg (see above).

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