|He managed to encase Rohan in one of these|
|Aditya becomes New Nordic cuisine|
|Pineapple cherries and rips|
|Fresh pasta sample, handed to the boys to see and feel|
|So many smørrebrød, so little time *sigh*|
We then explored to botanical gardens on our way to the Rosenberg Slot, to check out the royal treasury.
|Rosenberg Slot, no longer serving as a residence for the royal family, |
now serves as a museum for royal treasures
|Inlaid dresser drawer|
|System of weights, an example of how science was also treasured|
|The nifty Crown of Christian IV weighs a cool 6.4 lbs|
|They didn't let us try these on for size. Dang.|
The following day, we climbed the 400 steps of the spiral stairs of Vor Frelsers Kirke in the south quarter of Copenhagen. It was dizzying near the top, since the spiral winds tighter and tighter as you near the pinnacle, but the views of the city are most rewarding.
Since we were in the area, we also visited Christiania, a "free state," started by squatters in 1971. Residents proudly showed us their flag (a yellow rectangle with three red dots across its length) and homemade crafts which they sell in numerous stalls and shops. No photographs were allowed in the place's Green Light District, because "sale of marijuana is still illegal." Did we see anything of the sort going on? All I can say is what goes on in Christiania, stays in Christiania.
To round off our visit, we took a canal tour of the city and got to see the back of the Little Mermaid, as well as landmark buildings that mark this city for what it is: the pulse and pacesetter for this country we've been lucky enough to call home for the past three months.
|Sculptures along the canal|
|Skuespilhuset, Royal Danish Playhouse|
|Lovely architecture along the canal|
|Twisted dragon tails form the tower of the Chamber of Commerce|
|Windmills attest to Copenhagen's plans to be the world's first carbon neutral capital in 2025, and with these turbines|
and its bicycling culture, it is well on its way to this goal. GO COPENHAGEN!
(source: How to be Danish by Patrick Kingsley)
|Hej, Lille Havfrue!|