Commanding the Copenhagen Canals

It has been about 2 full weeks since we have returned from our trip and I think we might finally be recovered. I would love to blame the amount of walking we did (a lot) but I really think it was the crazy-delicious food. They say Americans eat a lot – but, I’d bet the Danes eat more.

On day 2 in Denmark we continued touring around, with the “high point” being a canal boat tour around town. In DC the boat tours really don’t see much (#truth) so when J&C were pushing it in Copenhagen we were a little skeptical. I stand corrected, because there were few sites not accessible by boat in this town.

Here I am before we took off:

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This is the new opera house: DSC_2216

This is an important office building:

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If you look closely you’ll se our old friend David – this statue is literally following us!

DSC_2222You can barely see our fearless guide at the front of this boat. This lady gave the tour in Danish, German, and English all at once – quite impressive. 
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These are the royal homes and the cathedral, which we’ll visit later in the day…DSC_2259 DSC_2263Hey we were just at this church yesterday! 
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The fearless crew:
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Ok, time for a post-tour photoshoot: DSC_2360* DSC_2363 DSC_2366* DSC_2368

We decided to go back to the royal residences for some closeup shots. See below the guards marching around: DSC_2377 DSC_2379

It seemed a bit illegal to get into these guard-shacks (see: guards marching in above photos) but that didn’t stop a couple of us from testing them out ourselves:DSC_2387DSC_2386*

DSC_2388After that we made a run for it into a museum. But first, check out these lovebirds (for once, it’s not AZ&KZ):

DSC_2393Alright these next few photos are from from Denmark Design Museum which was pretty interesting if you’re ever in Copenhagen. It not only chronicles the  history of Danish home furnishings design, but it also is a torcher museum for people who like testing out chairs. There were so many chairs, and you were NOT allowed to sit in them.  At first, I was saying “ok, this is fine, it’s a museum not for touching things,” but by the end of it I was nearly in tears wishing I could test some of them out for myself. What is form without function? Really.

DSC_2394 DSC_2395 DSC_2396The guys, checking out the wood options for cabinet building: 
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Next stop on this trip: BERLIN!

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