Describing a Museum in Copenhagen Essay

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Describing a Museum in Copenhagen


The sudden, swift, severe summer storm caught me totally unaware. I
was walking down Oakenmere Road when the clouds started to build. I
looked around as I huddled under a large, dead oak tree. Almost all of
the houses on this abandoned street were too badly damaged for me to
take shelter in, except for one.

The house loomed impressive and morbid in the greenish-black sky. A
flash of lightning briefly illuminated the house. The windows were
broken, but the superstructure seemed sound.

I was becoming soaked as I pondered my dilemma. Should I stay under
the tree and risk getting hit by lightning or should I go into that
old house, not know who, or what, might
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I found several bedrooms laden with
cloth-covered antiques, moth-ridden clothes that might have been
beautiful at one time, and tarnished jewellery.

At the end of the second floor, I found yet another stair well. This
one was dark and coated with lacy spider webs. It led to what must
have been the children's floor at one point. There was a play room
that took up most of the space, along with two bedrooms with ancient
furniture, and the nurse's room. What I mistook for a closet at first
was really a narrow flight of stairs that lead into the loft.

A giant rat scampered across my feet. Its beady eyes glowed red in the
flicker in lantern light. It hissed at me. I screamed and dropped my
lantern. Suddenly, I was plunged into utter darkness. I took several
deep breaths to calm my trembling body and finished my trek up the
stairs.

Vivid flashes of lightning illuminated the attic. A vase lay in pieces
in front of the broken window. Well, at least I know what caused the
crash. I mused to myself. I found an old thread bare cloak. I had
intended it used it to cover the broken window, but on my way there, I
tripped over a large box.

The trunk wasn't locked, but age had rusted it shut. I gripped the top
and pulled with all of my strength. The trunk protest, but finally
gave in. Another rat jumped at my ankle. I yelled and lunged…