Literary tourism

Here are some snapshots from my vacation in Grimstad. We were only a few kilometers away from Knut Hamsun’s estate, Nørholm:

Nørholm_01

It’s very protected, despite being right on the road, so it was hard to get a decent picture. This is all you see when driving by from the direction of Grimstad:

Nørholm_03

Blink and you’ll miss it. It’s a beautiful house with a view of the water, but in a very strange and awkward location. Not open to the public, and no signage. You have to know it’s there to find it:

Nørholm_02

I also went to the Ibsen Museum in downtown Grimstad (also very close to where we were staying):

Ibsen_museum_01

The most striking thing about it was the cloying smell of the room that served as the apothecary, but for some reason I didn’t get a photo of that. I was amused by Ibsen’s paraphernalia, however:

Ibsen_museum_02

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