Wonderful wonderful Copenhagen

Trip Start May 20, 2010
Trip End Sep 09, 2010

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Spent today in Copenhagen with Helena & Kell and walked the city streets with our own personal tour guide. We traveled to the city by bus and then did lots of walking around the city taking in a very different lifestyle. Danes ride bicycles and travel just as fast as cars traveling tens of kilometers with ease because it's so flat.

Helena had lots of  knowledge about local history and was full of interesting info  around the city. Saw  many interesting places today  and pictures say a 1000 words so (once again) took  heaps of photos only to help me remember as there is so much new to see.

Walked past Newport, a  hand dug canal  by war prisoners, and then on to the Harbour from where we viewed the opera house which was financed totally by a wealthy businessman and then donated to  Copenhagen City

Amalieborg, the Queen's Palace and also that of Crown Prince Frederick & Mary's Palace where their residence has just undergone a huge renovation and was open for display with a several hour queue of people who had nothing better to do. 

A visit to Frederick's Church which is not far from the Queenäs Palace remained at the foundation stage for a 100 years until a wealthy businessman donated the money and had it made out of marble. 

Then the legend that was painted on the ceiling the day before at the castle was also sculptured at Gefion Fountain  near the harbour where the  Royalty arrive at the wharf.  Nearby was  St Alban's, the only Church of England I have seen so far with  everything  in English to  my surprise because explanations here are mostly in  Danish.

We seemed to walk all over the place but with Helena as our tour guide it wasn't long before we were at Nyboder an old district of Naval barrack accomodation where Kell grew up as a child. Very distinct appearance and Kell also found the place where he was born back in '44 and a dear old lady hanging out the window has lived there for the past 30 years and stated that it was the best place in the world

Still on foot we walked through the Kings Gardens and up the Round Tower from which we had magnificent views of " wonderful wonderful Copenhagen".

A very late lunch  after which the beautiful sunny day in Copenhagen turned cloudy and rained but not too disruptive. Homewardbound by metro, foot and bus with a bag full of strawberries
which we enjoyed as a late dessert after an enjoyable  and not too tiring day.  And Denmark is very very flat! No ski slopes here in the winter.

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