Monday, 30 March 2015

Copenhagen: Day 1 of 3

It was my 24th birthday on Saturday and I spent a long weekend in Copenhagen, Denmark, with my boyfriend to celebrate. It was a jam-packed mini-break and we managed to fit a lot into our three days, whilst sufficiently tiring our feet out from much walking!

I took a lot of photos on my iPhone, which I shared to Instagram in a mass influx each night, and my Pentax film camera (so, the photos should look a little some like this… but more Danish.). It was an overall chilly, damp and grey weekend, which means that most of the photographs have white or dull-looking skies… however, Copenhagen makes up for all the grey with its colourful buildings and interesting architectural delights. So, even on a chilly, damp late-Winter/early-Spring day – not to mention amongst the hundreds of construction sights and roadblocks that are currently spread throughout – the city is lovely.

Day 1 of 3 (Friday 27th March, 2015):
Getting up at 3am, sunrise and breakfast at Luton airport, wandering around in the wrong direction from Metro station in Copenhagen centre and not recognising notable buildings, nautical-themed hotel, Nyhavn area and canal, the harbour, Amalienborg Palace, Kastellet, The Little Mermaid and Rosenborg Palace.

Sunrise and breakfast at 5.30am-ish at Luton airport
The Old Stock Exchange (this building was a mystery until I was informed on Instagram what it was!)
Nyhavn – home to boats and colourful buildings
Nyhavn – also home to many pretty hand-painted signs
Canons outside the hotel
Gravlax for lunch
 i snor?
The Navigator – a ship moored outside our hotel, in the harbour
Amalienborg Palace
Royal guards
Floor detailing
Royal pavilion, at the harbour’s edge
Gefion Fountain
A bridge over part of the Kastellet moat
Den Lille Havfrue – The Little Mermaid
Copenhagen in a nutshell – Carlsberg beer and bicycles
One of Copenhagen’s many wonderful doors (see Only Doors on Instagram)
Rosenberg Palace (a shame about the scaffolding)
The hotel front at night

See Day 2 here. And Day 3 here.

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