out of africa

out of africa - street photography

rungsted, denmark

Karen Blixen at rest under her favorite tree in Rungstedland, her family home.

Karen Blixen is better known under her pseudonym “Isak Dinesen” under which she wrote Out of Africa and Babette’s Feast.

Karen is somewhat of an icon in the Scottish Deerhound community as she was a longtime owner of Scottish Deerhounds both on her coffee plantation in Kenya and her ancestral home Rungstedland in Denmark. Scottish Deerhounds feature extensively in the movie Out of Africa.

Our first Deerhound “Fern” lies beside Karen’s grave in this image.