Our 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.  Oh well.

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. Our tour. Inside Copenhagen
Cathedral.
 
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 the stairs.

 
 
Next we took a canal cruise tour. The cruise boat went under some bridges that left only inches of space above our heads.
 
Approaching a low bridge. Under the low bridge.
 
Canal scene. A floating restaurant. Nyhavn section.
 
 
More Nyhavn. A floating home, just like in Amsterdam.
 
King's house? Sail boat.
 
Canal cruise almost over, and.. .. time for a pit stop :-)

Continued

 

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