#1 was to say 'Hi!' to the Little Mermaid at the Langelinje Pier. Denmark is the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, whose fairytales are the stuff that most of us grew up with. There are plenty of inspiration in the city and its parks -- and I can just imagine there's more to be found as you go beyond the city.
|Beautiful parks, and the Little Mermaid|
#2 on my list was to see the changing of the guards at the Amalienborg Palace. I just really wanted to find out if the Danish guards were better looking than the ones at Buckingham. :)
#3 was to walk around Stroget and have a leisurely mid-afternoon Carlsberg at Nyhavn. Loved the combination of random live performers, set against the backdrop of docked sailboats. There's a certain vibe to Nyhavn, and some of it must come from the zen of being right beside the water.
#4: I wasn't about to miss the chance to visit Tuborg Brewery, especially as it was pretty close to my hotel in Hellerup. It's fairly easy to spot with the gigantic beer bottle. :) The Carlsberg Brewery is all the way in Valby, so I crossed that off for the meanwhile.
And of course, #5 is a jaunt around Tivoli Gardens, a place packed with awesome rides. I had to watch from the sidelines this time around, despite wanting to try out the rides. The staff were smart enough to turn me down and direct me to 'gentler' rides. I was about 5 months pregnant (Roo belly!) then.
Christiania can be found in Christianshavn borough. It's called a 'Free Town' because unlike the rest of Copenhagen, it is ruled by its own set of laws.
|Self-governance through Common Law, A city within a city|
|Mural by one of the 'gateways' to the community|
|The one shot I managed to take inside (sneakily). :)|
Top of that list is Noma, which has been awarded as "Best Restaurant in the World" for three consecutive years now. Need to make sure I'm armed with loads of cash before I reserve that table for dinner though.
I would love to shoot at the Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerod, with it's beautiful gardens, gorgeous ballroom, and dramatic chapel.