Last Day in Copenhagen

King Christian X Statue Copenhagen

Today is my last day in Copenhagen – a mellow (hyggelig) Sunday morning beginning with a Scandinavian brunch and tolling Copenhagen church bells! It’s 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 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 a break from their cruise ship. The coffee was strong and the fresh food plentiful and delicious! 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. Thought I would be sailing, not walking, but a change in plans gave me free time to focus on Copenhagen, and I’m grateful for that.

403511242163926Some 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…