August 14, 2015

Holiday Day Two - Copenhagen

Hi Everybody,

Day Two of the cruise saw us visiting Copenhagen and of course everyone wants to see the Little Mermaid and it is not as big as I imagined it to be.

The Little Mermaid was made famous in the story by Hans Christian Anderson. She meets the prince and falls in love and she asks to be made human so that she can marry him.

But the deal is that she loses her tail and her voice. and if the prince doesn't marry her she will become the white tops to the waves.

Well she finds her prince and of course without the tail he does not recognise her ... and without the voice she cannot tell him who she really is and he marries someone else

So fickle these princes and she poor girl ... becomes the white foam on the waves.

From there we went into the city and there are bicycles everywhere and there are designated cycle routes for them to get about.

A really healthy way to go about your daily life

 We passed the entrance to the Tivoli Gardens but this was not on the guided tour we had chosen and so we did not go inside.

Our guide told us that there are big wind turbines in the harbour that create the electricity to power the lights and rides in this huge pleasure park

It was opened in 1843 and covers a huge area and is used for concerts and theatre shows as well as the rides and the gardens that are lit up at night.
This is the entrance to the Carlsberg Brewery and we went on a tour here  and this is the place that we where staying for lunch ...along with a free glass of Carlsberg larger

Sorry Mr Carlsberg ... not a fan ... rather have a glass of red wine any day !!

These elephants are life size and very impressive as you drive through them.
Later we walked around a very old part of the city with these wonderful quaint houses and the Hollyhocks where everywhere


This is another beautiful fountain and we saw many on out trip.

The sound of the water on a hot day is very refreshing and we sat and listened for a little while.
We walked in to a large square and our guide told us that the buildings around us are the Royal Palaces

It was amazing to see that you are so close to them  as you would never get that close to Buckingham Palace.



And the palace guards will talk to you and have their photos taken too.

One lady got a little to close to the windows of the palace and the guard shouted "Hey" at her and gestured for her to get away ... which she did very quickly.

Each of the palaces is situated in this square and if they wish to go from one to the other then Royalty have to walk across the square to get there.

We had a very pleasant canal cruise in the sunshine and then it was time to head back for the ship.
On the way we passed this beautiful church and the spire is covered in gold leaf.

The staircase on the outside of the spire is there for you to walk up and many people are on the way up to the top.

So Day Three is a sea day and we have the chance to relax.

We are off to the Spa on board for a little pampering time for both of us.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx



21 comments:

  1. Wow all looks and sounds like a fantastic holiday, i am getting quite envious Christina.
    Thank you for sharing
    Elaine H X

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  2. Hi Christina, if you ever get tired of card making you would be a great travel writer, am enjoying your travels
    cheers Kaye

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  3. Lovely to see the photos yesterday & today-sound like you had a great time.

    Michele

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  4. Hi Christine,

    Been away myself for three weeks but your holiday looks far more exciting than mine. I only went to the next village.
    Lovely photographs and interesting places to visit. I've nevr been to that part of the world but it looks worth a visit.
    Back to reality now eh? Ironing, washing and work. Never mind theres next years holday to look forward to.
    Love Val in Spain x

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  5. Morning Christina,
    Thanks for sharing your photos. Looks lovely pleased you had a good time.
    Lyia
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  6. such lovely photos. very interesting seeing places i haven't been to. love having a spa after a day of walking about. relaxing. cheers.

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  7. HinChristina
    What lovely photos. We haven't been to Copenhagen so it's nice to see your photos.

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  8. Memories are made of this! Lovely photos xx

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  9. Good Morning Christina :) As soon as I saw this morning's Blog Title, the song "Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen" sung by an old favorite actor, Danny Kaye, came to mind. I am just soooooooo enjoying reading your stories and seeing your pictures. What an awesome and wonderful experience you and Griff have had. I can't thank you enough for sharing. Looking forward to reading more tomorrow. Enjoy a glorious day. Big Hugs.

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  10. Christina, your post brought back so many memories of when we spent a long weekend in Copenhagen to celebrate my husband's birthday. We saw all of the sights that you mention and also visited the Royal Copenhagen porcelain factory. We were so impressed with their public transport - we never waited more than 7 minutes for a bus! Thank you for sharing your visit with us. Pat x

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  11. Hi Christina
    Wow again, it all looks wonderful. Look forward to tomortows tour. Thank you
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

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  12. This a holiday you will always remember...thanks for pictures and the story about the mermaid.....tfs

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  13. Hi Christina.
    I'm glad you liked Copenhagen, since it's my nations capitol. I can tell you that the first time I saw the little Mermaid, I was a bit disappointed, cause it was so small, I had expected something much bigger. This summer we went to Holland, and if you think there's a lot of cyclists in Denmark, you should try to go to Amsterdam. They are everywhere there. Looking forward to hear more about your vacation, it definitely sounds like you had a good time, apart from being seasick.
    Take care.

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  14. Enjoying your tour Christina!!! Thank you for sharing!!!
    Hugs,
    Jan

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  15. Beautiful pictures thanks for sharing.

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  16. So amazing!!! Thank you for allowing me to travel with you!!! I am housebound so getting to go on trips with you and other travelers allows me to go far away if only in my dreams!! Would love to see those elephants and that fountain up close and personal!! Thanks for the travel ticket! Have a great trip and enjoy the spa!

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  17. Hi Christina, your pictures are amazing I would love to visit sometime. Tfs

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  18. There is a fabulous place to dine inside the Tivoli Gardens - if you get a chance, it's worth it! Also, if you get a chance to take the train/transit to Malmo for the day, it's well worth the time.

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  19. Hi Christina, such lovely photo's and descriptions relating to each one, such lovely memories you and Griff have from this fabulous holiday.
    Regards Liz.

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  20. Hi Christina, lovely to red your having a good time an seeing the sites, your photos bring back some lovely memories. Take Care Melody xXx

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  21. Hi Christina,
    Feeling blessed as you share your wonderful vacation. I am resting (seldom get to) in my back yard swing with a beautuful garden, small fountain flowing, flowers, and imaging myself on those streets and seeing the sights from the pictures you posted. We leave for British Columbia Friday and will travel next to Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park. Will probably tent camp so no spas. :)
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful journey. I like the thought of all those bicycles.

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