Last Day in Copenhagen


King Christian X Statue Copenhagen

Today is my last day in Copenhagen – a mellow (hyggelig in Danish) Sunday morning beginning with a late Scandinavian-style brunch and wonderful tolling Copenhagen church bells! What a magical sound when different bells ring together in harmony!

Equestrian Statue of King Frederik V

I’m just beginning to get a feel for Copenhagen. It takes a few dedicated days in one place to understand local vibes and culture. I met some interesting people at brunch – a young Danish band of seven who were fun and friendly but didn’t speak much English, visitors from Italy, and an American couple taking an overnight break from their cruise ship. The coffee was strong and food delicious – lots of fresh bread, fruit, and cheese! The European lifestyle is comfortable.

Bicycles Copenhagen

I didn’t study maps or lists of attractions – just set out on foot to experience what might come. It was a fulfilling, interesting day walking, mingling, and of course stopping at cafés, galleries, and museums along the way.

Copenhagen is a Green European City with little automobile traffic congestion. In Copenhagen, bicycles rule – it’s how people get around.

The weather was cool – wonderful for walking – with dramatic, overcast skies forming a great backdrop for majestic buildings and sailboats. Previously thought I would be sailing, not walking. The change in plans gave me time to focus on Copenhagen, and I’m grateful for that.

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Some photos taken today are attached – mostly uncaptioned. My favorites are the ones of parks where the vivid green is almost psychedelic! More later from Prague…