Saturday, October 13, 2012

COPENHAGEN~2012 part 1

Never one to turn down an opportunity to travel, when my husband was sent to Denmark for work, I tagged along.

Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam at sunrise.

Denmark from the air...excited YES!

We stayed in a fancy highrise hotel which is not the norm for us.
View from the elevator bank....hell, we don't usually stay in places with elevators!

Copenhagen skyline from our window...SPIRES!

TIVOLI GARDENS from our hotel window....that SAS building is the home of the iconic Raddison Blu Hotel designed by Arne Jacobson.

Woken up at 10PM by firworks~welcome to Copenhagen.

A quick city tour...
The Weather Girl (Danish: vejrpigen), Perched high on the Richs building on the corner of Rådhuspladsen and Vesterbrogade, the golden weather girl is a guilded sculpture group, telling the weather. One sculpture rotates to the front, depicting the girl with her bicycle. When the weather is set for rain, another sculpture rotates to the front, depicting her with an umbrella walking her dog. The sculpture group is from 1936 and designed by Einar Utzon-Frank. The temperature in C° is also reported.

BØRSEN the oldest Stock Exchange building in Denmark (b1619) is best known for the Dragon Spire shaped by the tails of four dragons twined together, reaching a height of 56 metres.

Custom House~now a four star restaurant

Royal Copenhagen China showroom located on Strøget the longest pedestrian shopping area in Europe.

Tycho Brahe Planetarium

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