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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Denmark: Copenhagen

After many hugs and goodbyes, we hopped on the bus, held back the tears and were on our way to Copenhagen. We were lucky enough to not only see, but drive over the amazing Öresund Bridge, which connects Sweden and Denmark.  




There were windmills everywhere, land and water. It amazes me to think how they installed these windmills in the middle of the ocean. Hopefully someday, the US will follow. 


Once we arrived in Denmark, we parked the bus and got to spend a couple of hours walking around Copenhagen. There was such a difference between the cities in Sweden and Copenhagen, I couldn't get over it. My favorite thing about Sweden, everything was so clean, neat, tidy, organized and in place. I felt like I was visiting Pleasantville. Everything was perfect in Sweden. Copenhagen, on the other hand, was more like reality and city life. There was trash on the streets, like normal cities. 

We only had four hours to see as much of Copenhagen as we could. We were also on our own. Everyone split up and went their own ways. Nicole and I stuck together and had a wonderful little adventure getting lost in Copenhagen. Here are the photos I took from said adventure. Enjoy!


Gefion Fountain on the Harbor front in Langelinie Park next to Kastellet.

Gefion Fount in front of St. Alban's Church.

Bridge in Kastellet.
The Harbor with a view of the new Copenhagen Opera House



Angel statue at the Harbor. 

The Little Mermaid Statue at the Harbor.

The Windmill at Kastellet. 


Kastellet

Nyhavn Canal.


Nyhavn Canal.



Waffelbageren Ice Cream Shop along the Nyhavn Canal.

Waffelbageren Ice Cream Shop along the Nyhavn Canal.

A real Belgian Waffle which I ruined by topping it with ice cream. It was amazing.

Nyhavn Canal.

Musicians along the Nyhavn Canal.


Nyhavn Canal.


Nyhavn Canal.


Nyhavn Canal.


Nyhavn Canal.


Nyhavn Canal.


Nyhavn Canal.


Fisken Pub along the Nyhavn Canal.


Tato Svend on Nyhavn.

Tato Svend on Nyhavn.





Kongens Nytrov, The King's New Square, Artists Market. 

Kongens Nytrov, The King's New Square, Artists Market. 


Kongens Nytrov, The King's New Square, Artists Market. 


Kongens Nytrov, The King's New Square, Artists Market. 


Kongens Nytrov, The King's New Square, Artists Market. 

Kongens Nytrov, The King's New Square, Artists Market. 


Kongens Nytrov, The King's New Square, Artists Market. 


Kongens Nytrov, The King's New Square, Artists Market. 


Kongens Nytrov, The King's New Square, Artists Market. 


Kongens Nytrov, The King's New Square, Artists Market. 


Kongens Nytrov, The King's New Square, Artists Market. 

The Elephant Parade.


Kongens Nytrov, The King's New Square, Artists Market. 


View looking down the Nyhavn Canal. 

Pistolstræde Alley.

Grill Bar on Ny Østergade and Grønnegade.





Gothersgade Street.



Gothersgade Street.






Entrance to the Rosenberg Castle Gardens.

Rosenberg Castle Gardens.



Elephant Parade in the Rosenberg Castle Gardens.



Rosenberg Castle Gardens.


Rosenberg Castle Gardens.


Rosenberg Castle Gardens.



Gothersgade Street and Lønporten.


Landemærket.

Landemærket.

Vognmagergade and Landemærket.


Raleigh bike along Landemærket.

On Landemærket looking down suhmsgade.

Landemærket.

Landemærket.


Trinity Church, Trinitatis Kirke, on Landemærket.

Trinity Church, Trinitatis Kirke, on Landemærket.

BMW cruising down Landemærket.


Trinity Church, Trinitatis Kirke, on Landemærket.




Corner of Landemærket and Købmagergade.

The Round Towner, Rundetårn on Købmagergade.




The Round Towner, Rundetårn on Købmagergade.


Købmagergade.


Købmagergade

Købmagergade

Købmagergade

Løvstræde.

Gråbrødretorv Square.


Gråbrødretorv Square.


Gråbrødretorv Square.


Gråbrødretorv Square.



Klosterstræde

Klosterstræde


The Bike store in Gråbrødretorv Square.



Gammeltorv Square.

Caritas Well in Gammeltorv Square.

Gammeltorv.

Gammeltorv.



Gammeltorv.


The Elephant Parade store on Gammeltorv and Rådhuspladsen.


The Elephant Parade store on Gammeltorv and Rådhuspladsen.

The Dragon Fountain is located in Town Hall Square where City Hall is located.  

Palace Hotel on Raadhuspladsen.



Vester Voldgade











Hotel Danmark on Vester Voldgade

National Museum of DenmarkNationalmuseet on Ny Vestergade.

Vester Voldgade

Vester Voldgade

Hambrosgade and Puggaardsgade.

The Denmark flag flying over the Havnebade, Copenhagen Harbor.


Here is the Elephant I bought for myself in Copenhagen. Technically my elephant is from the Antwerp Parade but, it was my favorite one, so I had to get it even thought it wasn't a Copenhagen elephant. 












Surprisingly, with no map during this adventure, from my photos, I was able to find almost our exact walking route throughout Copenhagen. 


After our long day, we headed back to the hotel in which some friends were staying at, picked up our bags and headed to the Copenhagen airport to catch our flights back to Stockholm. 


I made it back to Stockholm around 10:00pm, hopped on the shuttle bus which dropped me off at my "hotel" and checked in to the Jumbo Stay Hostel. 





I slept extremely well that night. After all my travels, it was about time I slept really well. Isn't my room adorable?








The next morning I woke up and ate breakfast in which would normally be the cockpit of the airplane. 





After breakfast, I headed back to the airport, bought some little gifts for my family, and boarded the plane back to the US of A!

It was such an amazing trip, this time, I didn't want to come back.

1 comment:

  1. That hotel is so cool! I'd love to stay in a place like that. So much more fun than a "normal" hotel.

    Love all the photos of the boats in Copenhagen. And the little mermaid statue.

    I've really enjoyed reading all these blogs. Thanks for taking the time to compile them for us. Glad you had a great trip. :)

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