Trip to Europe April 29 - June 26 2005
Lynda Edris and Pete Grant
Page 15 - Copenhagen,
Denmark (part 2)
Wednesday, 25 May 2005.
We decided to take a guided walking tour of Copenhagen's
main attractions. Our tour guide was Hans Christian
Andersen, or at least that's who he claimed to be. I guess
I'll have to take his word for it since he was dressed like
Hans, but you gotta admit, he didn't look 200 years old.
At 10 a.m. we met Hans in front of the Copenhagen city hall
and joined his tour after paying a fee of 160 DKK (about
$25.00) for the two of us. We were quite surprised that
Hans spoke perfect American English without a slightest
accent. He was an excellent guide, telling us about his
life in 19th century Copenhagen, keeping us so enthralled in
his presentation that missed taking as many photos as we would
have liked. But I did't realize it until returning home
and starting to write this diary.
Our tour took us through some streets to Christiansborg
castle where we saw dignitaries transported by horse and
carriage method (right).
The horses used to
transport government dignitaries need to be exercised.
This horse doesn't need exercise.
Left: Two more interior photos of Copenhagen
Cathedral, a.k.a. Curch of Our Lady.
Next on our list of things to do was to
visit the Our Savior's Church (Vor Frelsers Kirke) in
Christianshavn and climb the 400 steps
to the top of the church steeple tower.
At right and below are three scenes from the very top of
Next we took a canal cruise tour. The cruise
boat went under some bridges that left only inches of space
above our heads.