Our night in Copenhagen was uneventful. Even little r slept through the night and didn't wake until 6:30 a.m. Impressive considering he fell asleep on my chest at 6:00 p.m. the night before! We enjoyed our morning, which was another beautiful day in Denmark. Breakfast was simple but perfect, and we took our coffee upstairs to enjoy our little porch before checking out of the hotel.
|A perfect cup of jo|
|The only picture we got of the two of us in Copenhagen. Not sure how we managed this one!|
|The sweet little balcony from our hotel room|
|Beautiful black & white of Nyhavn Kanal|
|Doesn't this look like a painting? Big R has such amazing photographic talent!|
|Fountain at Amalienhavn park|
|St. Albans Anglican Church|
|Gafion Fountain adjacent to St. Albans Anglican Church|
If you are wondering why seeing the Little Mermaid is such a tourist draw in Copenhagen, you share my initial sentiments. The banks of the Øresund, which is the strait between Copenhagen and Malmo, Sweden, was known to all sailors back in the day as the home to all mermaids, and the straight was therefore full of mermaids. The banks are no longer there, but the Little Mermaid stands to welcome all sailors into Copenhagen harbor as a reminder of this legend.
|The Little Mermaid|
|Little r took a moment to guard the Kastellet Copenhagen|
|A proud little r walking along the trail of the Kastellet - we had to take care not to be run over by joggers!|
|A view from the Kastellet of the adjacent neighborhood and a windmill|
|Little r's favorite mode of transportation on this trip|
|Beautiful building near the palace|
|A guard at the Amalienborg Palace just after the change of the guards|
Trivoli is really neat. They say that fairy tales are created every day here, and I can understand what they mean. You could easily spend a day here without even trying. There are dozens of restaurants, pubs, games, rides, shows, and even wildlife!
|A stage for performances at one of the entrances to the park|
|The tallest ride in the park is visible throughout most of the city.|
|Old building at the entrance to the park - amazing!|
|Yes, that is a peacock we are looking at, just wondering around the park!|
I took little r on a pirate ship ride. In theory, it seemed like a great idea...
|Let's go, Mommy!|
|Wait, you didn't tell me this was going to be scary!!!|
|Weeeeee! Mommy had fun :)|
|Taking down enemy fighters!|
|And taking a drive in an antique car with Mommy|
It was sad to leave, but we were excited about our time in Sweden and finally meeting Big R's Swedish family. I know I say this everywhere we go, but I really do hope that we have an opportunity to visit Copenhagen again in our lifetime. There was so much of the city we still have yet to explore. If not, I'll just dream about living in the streets of this beautiful place.
Good-bye, Copenhagen. We hope to see you again soon!