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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Copenhagen: Day 2 of 3

Day 2 of 3 (Saturday 28th March (my birthday), 2015):
In search of breakfast, Copenhagen Zoo, Frederiksberg park and palace, the Round Tower, Strøget shopping street and the Lego Shop.

Morning in Nyhavn
Breakfast of black coffee and rye bread at Baresso – a Danish coffee shop chain.
The Happy Wall (with my initials)
Zoo!
First animal at the zoo: flamingo
“Yep, that’s right. I’m in the zoo but I can fly outta here whenever I want”, said the Heron.
We are all primates.
Auditions for the latest Guinness advert
The red panda was very sleepy.
The tigers were particularly impressive (or tiger, non-plural, in this case).
Delicious creamy tomato soup with rye bread crisp, plus an equally tasty rhubarb lemonade.
Every time I have been to a zoo in the last 10 years – which is a good 4 or 5 times, including today – the wolves have always been hiding. Today was the same, although ironically we did glimpse one, through a wire fence, from outside of the zoo – as their enclosure borders the main park that the zoo sits inside. So, here is a wolf sign and some paw prints instead.
I found a wolf in the zoo shop. Steve bought one for me, as it was my birthday afterall, although mine is a bit smaller than this fella.
Frederiksberg palace – a typically yellow Danish building!
Frederiksberg park
I love this bridge.
There is fine architecture to be admired everywhere in Copenhagen.
The Round Tower
Fountain in the square on Strøget – the longest pedestrian street in the world.
The only LEGO shop in Denmark, funny because it’s a Danish company/product.
History of the LEGO logo
Just a small section of the Nyhavn buildings made from LEGO

See Day 1 here. And Day 3 here.

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.