Sunday, September 28, 2008

Copenhagen, Denmark

After a day at sea, we arrived back at our starting point of Copenhagen. Since this was two 10 day back to back cruises, we had the luxury of getting off the ship & touring Copenhagen while the next set of passengers went through the boarding process.

The statue of Hans Christian Anderson's "Little Mermaid" is perhaps the most famous and most visited site in Copenhagen. It sits right in the harbor, just offshore, and in real life looks way smaller than it does in the above photo!

Also along the entire coast you can see how the Danes have harnessed the wind with windmills!

My favorite stop here was the main canal. So colorful! I think it will someday be the inspiration for one of my oil paintings!

We also toured Amalieborg Palace Square. The palace is the Royal Residence of the Queen when she is in Denmark. Of course, there were the usual guards pacing off in front of the entrance & ever watchful that no one should step onto the sidewalk even!

At the back of the square was a magnificent church with the 3rd largest cupola in the world (after St. Peter's in Rome & St. Mark's in London).

At the end of the day, we reboarded the Eurodam to begin the second leg of our journey. We had another day at sea before arriving at our next destination...Estonia!

1 comment:

jewelstreet said...

I love when you show pics of your trips. It's like I'm getting to travel too.

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