Saturday, December 17, 2011

The David Collection

The other day my friend and I visited The David Collection here in Copenhagen. Like so many other cities around the world, Copenhagen holds many museums, and I find myself puzzled as of why there are still so many of them I haven't yet visited. The David Collection was one of such unvisited. Now no more.

And what a treat this museum is. Holding three permanent collections, The Islamic is the most visited, and also the one we saw. Absolutely stunning; the art, the surroundings and the atmosphere was wonderful, inspiring, educational ... and a mind broadening experience. And the staff was really really sweet.

Okay. 'nough with the words :-)
I love this. Now on my cell phone display :)

The last images on mind before I fell asleep that night, was fluttering signs dancing on warm colored backgrounds

The reason our choise fell on The David Collection this Wednesday was their Special exhibition on Sufism. My friend is quite versed in this area, and I, having recently bought a collection of Rumi poems, was eager to learn more.

Being only one room, the exhibition was quite small, but as oposed to the huge permanent one we had strolled through, reading infoboards sporadically, we absorbed every word and every nuance of this one room. The stories and the art made a great impression on me.

This board reads a prayer and a poem from 1658:
If you seek the jewel in a mine, then you yourself are the jewel; if you live for the soul in the body, then you yourself are the soul – know that when the day is over, you are what you are seeking.


  1. Such beautiful images and accompanying words ... I feel like I've taken a little peak into that wonderful museum too.


  2. This exhibition looks beautiful and is of so much interest to me because my husband is Iranian..I love the art and culture...using it sometimes in my art work.

    Copenhagen is such a lovely city too.

    Have an awesome Christmas.

  3. Such visual delights. How lucky to see something so very inspiring.

  4. lucky you. Sufism is some powerful LOVE.
    Rumi is one of the greatest poets/Saints.

    Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful Soul.