A drive across a dull, marshy plain brings one to a delightfully wild district of downs... amid which three great tumuli, standing close together, are said to mark the graves of Odin, Thor, and Freya...
-from "In Sweden"
English aristocrat Augustus J.C. Hare filled his days with trips to the Continent, and returned home to share his journeys with eager readers-and the journals of his travels
still enjoy a cultishly devoted readership today. Here, in this 1884 publication, Hare waxes lyrical on a trek through Holland, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, describing:
· low-lying Holland's battles with the sea and its effect on the landscape
· the one spot in Denmark's capital, Copenhagen, no visitor should miss
· the glorious view of the Baltic ford from Stockholm's grand hotels
· which structure in Norway, is one of the most beautiful in the world.
Charmingly told and often rhapsodically enthusiastic, this travelogue continues to delight today's armchair explorers.
British travel writer AUGUSTUS JOHN CULBERT HARE (1834-1903) also wrote Epitaphs for Country Churchyards (1856), Walks in Rome (1871), and Wanderings in Spain (1873).