This is the last post on our trip. Before I forget, I have a few things to say about Copenhagen:
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:
This is the new opera house:
This is an important office building:
If you look closely you’ll se our old friend David – this statue is literally following us!
These are the royal homes and the cathedral, which we’ll visit later in the day… Hey we were just at this church yesterday!
After that we made a run for it into a museum. But first, check out these lovebirds (for once, it’s not AZ&KZ):
Alright 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.
Next stop on this trip: BERLIN!
Like we did when we went to Rome, we took an overnight flight so we’d wake up in our final destination. Unfortunately, the prior experience had taught us nothing because we stayed up ALL night watching the on-demand movies and talking… just like we had done on our way to Italy.
The sleepless night however was well worth it to see the sunrise on the horizon out the plane window. If that doesn’t keep you up, I don’t know what would.
Anyhoo, day 1 of Copenhagen was not to be missed with wasted time sleeping so we hit the road as soon as we dropped our bags at Jana’s… so the first thing we saw was this gorgeous church with a steeple that MUST be climbed immediately. Tell me you wouldn’t look at this church and make another choice?
The stairs to the top:
Oh and there was about a dozen giant bells that decided to ring the second we got right next to them (lovely right?) – good thing they have this sign and light that blinks when they’re going off – you know, just in case you didn’t know what that sound was.
Back on the ground we were treated with a postcard worthy day in this lovely city. The entire city has canals running through it, full of boats and swans.
Apparently marching bands are common to see just marching around town, we followed this band for a little while until they brought us to a castle that we definitely needed to see.
The Rosenborg Castle was used by Danish regents as a royal residence until around 1710, today it is a museum of royal items and is used as a vault for the crown jewels. The entire museum is void of information on the artifacts, if you want to know what you’re looking at, you’d have to purchase a pretty expensive guidebook. For this reason, I have no descriptions of what these things are, but you can reasonably assume they’re a) royal something and b) old.
Lacking sleep and running purely on a cocktail of coffee and adrenaline, this is the point where I started to get a little goofy. This is me, trying to pet the lions guarding the royal throne. The docent started coming after me though, so I didn’t actually get a pet in. Disappointing.