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From the New York Times Travel Section this morning, they have this headline: "COPENHAGEN: Embracing Spring" with these highlights: "Copenhageners live springtime with intensity. It’s not so much the warmth, which is not all that warm. It’s the lengthening days. When the dark and gray recede, it sometimes seems as if the city has turned into a giant experiment in positive phototaxis, every organism drawn inexorably toward the light. Almost any patch of sidewalk sprouts tables to facilitate the quest. For a food writer like myself, it’s thrilling to watch as the restaurant scene becomes almost as feverish as New York’s."

 

Lots of this story is based on food, including: "Each course of the changing tasting menu features mainly local ingredients. The chefs create light-handed dishes that look simple but surprise with the depth of their flavor. And on one of those spring evenings when the rain or cold returns, there is no cozier spot than at one of their candlelit tables."

 

This NY Times story is titled "Seven Places in Europe We Call Home" and notes "from Madrid to Istanbul, our contributors reveal the hidden delights of their European homes: jewel-box gardens, neighborhood cafes, secret coves."

 

Interesting story that bring back nice memories from our two visits to Copenhagen. As noted in my below live/blog, it includes before and after doing our Norway/Top of Europe cruise. Plus, in doing a Baltics/Russia cruise in 2008, we had a full day and evening in Copenhagen. Also, super excellent!!

 

As a salute to Copenhagen and its beauty and charm, below and in some later posts are and will be a few of my past pictures. Yes, real photo evidence of the style and character of Copenhagen. Don't be shy!! I would encourage others to share your visuals, experiences, tips, etc., about the Danish capital in order to help other prepare and get excited about visiting here.

 

Full story at:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/05/12/travel/seven-places-europe.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Ftravel&action=click&contentCollection=travel&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=2

 

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio

 

For details and visuals, etc., from our July 1-16, 2010, Norway Coast/Fjords/Arctic Circle cruise experience from Copenhagen on the Silver Cloud, check out this posting. This posting is now at 198,246 views.

http://www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1227923

 

 

Copenhagen's City Hall and its large Square are in the heart of the main downtown, near Tivoli and the central train station. Completed in 1905, it was designed in the "National Romantic" style with inspiration from the Siena City Hall. Dominated by its richly-ornamented front wth the gilded statue of Absalon just above the balcony, its tall, slim clock tower is 345.6 feet or 105.6 meters tall. It is one of the tallest buildings in Denmark.:

 

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Copenhagen’s Nyhavn or “new” Harbor is actually old and charming. This waterfront entertainment district is lined by brightly colored 17th and early 18th century townhouses and bars, cafes and restaurants. Serving as a "heritage harbor", the canal also has many historical wooden ships. Lots of people and fun activity!!:

 

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A guard and statue in front of the current Royal Palace in Copenhagen. Amalienborg Slot includes four rococo-styled residences of Denmark’s royal family. This site includes a museum surrounding an octagonal cobblestone courtyard. You can witness the Royal guards walk from Rosenborg Castle to Amalienborg Palace for the Changing of the Guard daily at noon. Adult fee for museum about $13. For more info, see: ses.dk/amalienborg.:

 

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Lots of great statues and interesting architecture in Copenhagen to enjoy as you walk around in this historic city.:

 

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Rosenborg Castle in central Copenhagen now holds the Royal treasures. It was originally built in 1606 as a summer palace, expanded and put into its current condition in in 1624. It houses a museum exhibiting the Royal Collections, late 16th to the 19th century. This includes the Crown Jewels and the Danish Crown Regalia. Rosenborg is also a garrison for the Danish Royal Guard. They depart for duty at Amalienborg Palace’s Changing of the Guards at around 11:15 or 11:30 am and it ends at Amalienborg a little bit before noon.:

 

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From the Oct. 1, 2014, New York Times Travel Section, they have this headline: "36 Hours in Copenhagen" with these highlights: "The Danish capital is the standard-bearer for New Nordic cuisine, a movement sustained by a society that encourages homegrown talent, in this case chefs experimenting with local ingredients. But the well-tuned city, with its network of bike paths and ample green space, supports a wide variety of creative endeavors. All around town, art galleries are surfacing in quirky spaces, such as old butcher shops; independent boutiques are filling up with distinctive Danish wares; and new cocktail bars are mixing drinks with, for example, local craft beer. Copenhagen continues to surprise."

 

This profile/feature has lots of tips, ideas, potentials, etc., to consider if planning a future "adventure" in Copenhagen. There is also a five and a half minute video that is worth reviewing. Here are a few other items to consider: "Carlsberg still has the largest presence in town, but the future of beer in Copenhagen belongs to microbrews. Stroll through the verdant gardens surrounding Frederiksberg Palace, where sunny lawns and shady canalside paths are complemented by some more unusual attractions. The volume of great new restaurants in the city can largely be attributed to the Noma chef and co-owner René Redzepi, whose prodigious protégés have been venturing out on their own in increasing numbers. At Torvehallerne, the city’s wildly popular upscale market that opened in 2011, over 60 food vendors inhabit two long halls sandwiching a cobblestone plaza. Danish design is increasingly associated with innovative architecture firms, but it’s also flourishing on a smaller scale, as evidenced in the design-minded shops clustered around Gammel Kongevej."

 

Full story at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/05/travel/things-to-do-in-36-hours-in-copenhagen.html?rref=collection%2Fcolumn%2F36-hours&action=click&contentCollection=travel&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=81&pgtype=collection

 

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio

 

Enjoyed a 14-day, Jan. 20-Feb. 3, 2014, Sydney to Auckland adventure, getting a big sampling for the wonders of "down under” before and after this cruise. Go to:

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1974139

for more info and many pictures of these amazing sights in this great part of the world. Now at 142,664 views for this posting.

 

 

Copenhagen's new Opera House across the canal from a charming fountain and near the current Royal Palace. This structure opened in 2005, costing $500 million with most of the funds coming from a Danish shipping company owner.:

 

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An older ship in Copenhagen's harbor area:

 

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This is the Gefion Springvandet fountain we walked past on our afternoon stroll back to our docked ship. This is Copenhagen’s largest monument and was built in 1908. It is based on a Scandinavian mythical tale of the goddess Gefion who plowed the island of Zealand out of Sweden. It was donated by the Carlsberg Foundation on the occasion of the brewery’s 50-year anniversary. Legend has it that the Swedish King promised the goddess Gefion as much land as she could plow overnight. She turned her four sons into oxen and set about accomplishing this herculean task. By the time dawn broke, she had ploughed a sizeable chunk, which she then tossed into the sea. From it sprung the island of Zealand, where Denmark’s capital now sits.:

 

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This is the St. Albans Anglican Church with the Gefion Springvandet fountain in the foreground. This church is known as the “The English Church” and was built 1885-87.:

 

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Looking north towards the Langelinie pier location, you see these details on the base of this tall statute as you walk towards the location for the Little Mermaid.

 

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From the front of our docked ship, here is the view of Copenhagen's new Opera House, baroque church/corkscrew spire, the harbor, various ships and buildings, etc.:

 

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Appreciate your patience and interest. From the Architectural Digest magazine, April 15, 2016 edition, they have this headline: "AD's Copenhagen Travel Guide" with these highlights: "An appealing mix of avant-garde and classical architecture and reinvigorated art and design scenes have made Copenhagen a hot destination"

 

Here are a few more of their observations and comments from this profile: "Cosmopolitan, convivial, and casually cool, the Danish capital of Copenhagen has evolved over the past two decades from a quiet Nordic town into a thriving metropolis, combining serious design and architecture cred with an avant-garde food scene and a progressive municipal attitude. The city center possesses an understated beauty that is exceptionally be-witching during the summer months, when the harbor fills and parks are taken over by picnickers. Travelers who come specifically to immerse themselves in the area’s architecture are in for a treat. Eighteenth- century palaces, among them the Danish royal family’s winter home, Amalienborg, blend handsomely with midcentury marvels and ambitious new creations."

 

Below are more of my visuals from our visits to Copenhagen. Like these images? Give all of the credit to this Danish capital. This town makes you look like a great photographer.

 

Full story at:

http://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/copenhagen-denmark-travel-guide

 

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio

 

Did a June 7-19, 2011, cruise from Barcelona that had stops in Villefranche, ports near Pisa and Rome, Naples, Kotor, Venice and Dubrovnik. Dozens of nice visuals with key highlights, tips, comments, etc. We are now at 212,838 views for this live/blog re-cap, including much on wonderful Barcelona. Check these postings and added info at:

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Here are my closer and longer shots of the Little Mermaid statute in Copenhagen’s harbor. This bronze statue by Edvard Eriksen is displayed on a rock and is 4.1 feet tall and weighs 385 pounds. It is based on the fairy tale by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. While somewhat small and unimposing, it is a Copenhagen icon and has been a major tourist attraction since 1913. The statue was commissioned in 1909 by Carl Jacobsen, son of the founder of Carlsberg. In recent decades it has become a target for defacement by vandals and political activists.:

 

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Here are some Copenhagen's canal views and going under a bridge. YES, doing this canal tour is a must-do to allow better views of the various historic buildings from a relaxing angle in this Royal city.:

 

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Near the completion of our Copenhagen's canal tour at Gammel Strand near Hojbro Plads and Christansbourg Palace:

 

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Copenhagen's historic 1695 Church of Our Saviour is a baroque church with its famous corkscrew spire as seen on the canal tour in the Christanshavns canal area. Glad we did not miss the canal tour for this historic and charming city.:

 

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From the London/UK Daily Mail Telegraph last fall and summer, they have this headline: "Copenhagen: a guide to the best shops, hotels and restaurants", plus other related and helpful stories.

 

Here is their key question and their response/details: "Why go? Copenhagen’s cobbled streets, canals, gabled houses and 1000-year history lend it a fairytale air, appropriately enough for the home of Hans Christian Andersen. It’s a cultured, cosmopolitan capital packed with lively bars, world-class museums and fine dining options. The Danish talent for the applied arts is on show everywhere, from the dragon spires topping the Danish stock exchange to the unique wares on sale in the city’s many independent shops."

 

Many more tips and links are in these and other UK stories.

 

Below are more of my picture highlights. More to come!! Hope you do not mind this sharing of my Copenhagen love.

 

Full stories at:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/denmark/copenhagen/articles/Copenhagen-a-guide-to-the-best-shops-hotels-and-restaurants/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/denmark/copenhagen/articles/copenhagen-cruiseportguide/

 

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio

 

From our Jan. 25-Feb. 20, 2015, Amazon River-Caribbean combo sailing over 26 days that started in Barbados, here is the link below to that live/blog. Lots of great visuals from this amazing Brazil river and these various Caribbean Islands (Dutch ABC's, St. Barts, Dominica, Grenada, etc.) that we experienced. Check it out at:

http://www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2157696

Now at 39,209 views for these postings.

 

 

What’s better in Copenhagen than their local beer?:

 

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Here's the statute in front of the historic Christiansborg Palace that houses the parliament, prime minister, top courts, etc., in Copenhagen.:

 

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Bike riding in Copenhagen is super big and busy in the Danish Capital. You need to keep an eye out, especially during the early morning later afternoon “rush hours”. Folks are on the way to work with an “intensity”, including ladies wearing their heels!!

 

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Near the Christansbourg Palace and other central attractions, this is the National Library or as it’s known as the “Black Diamond”.:

 

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This shows the wind power being nearby to our ship in the Copenhagen harbor:

 

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From the London/UK Daily Mail last summer, they have this headline: "10 of the best ways to enjoy Copenhagen … on a budget" with these highlights: "The Danish capital’s reputation for being expensive is not entirely deserved. With planning, there’s lots of fun to be had on a shoestring (if a high-quality one) and even great places to stay need not be out of reach."

 

Here are some of their other tips and ideas on the lower-cost side: "Noma, on the Christianshavn waterfront, may be the 'best' restaurant in the world, but you don’t have to pay its eye-watering prices to sample the type of cuisine that has made Nordic dining so famous. Former Noma staff are colonising the city with a new breed of high-quality, low-price restaurants that champion the same ethos. Many of Copenhagen’s key sites are also best viewed from the canal that runs north-south through the city. A great way to enjoy a water tour is to avoid the expensive tour operators and jump on one of the local Movia harbour buses. Hot Dogs have traditionally been the street food of choice (the best is Døp near the round tower in the city centre) but a new development in and around the warehouses on Papirøen Island – once used for paper storage for the Danish Press – is bringing a broader range of culinary influences to the city. This is the place to come for sushi, inventive smørrebrod or Korean burgers (with dishes costing from £4.70), eaten on deckchairs that line the water."

 

We have been to Tivoli twice and loved it each time. Below are some of my photo "evidence" to prove and show why and how. It's not for everyone, but we loved the mix of history, people, charm, music, gardens, water features, etc., etc. We didn't do the rides. Too old to do that, plus been there and done that earlier at other parks in the U.S.

 

Night time is very special. Another free, smart tip? Don't miss seeing Tivoli at night. Very much like magic, even for us older kids. Walking around and soaking it up is so special, interesting and fun. Exciting!! Depends on your personal interests and tastes. The location is handy and the size of this compact park makes things easy to sample in a reasonable period of time.

 

More of my Copenhagen "eye-candy" is share below. More for other great places in the world can be seen from other live/blogs from around the world. Feel free to ask any follow-up questions, request added info, etc.

 

Also check out this CPN thread:

Copenhagen: Why Walking Back to the Ship Is Super Great!!!!

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=975779

 

Full UK Guardian story at:

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2015/jun/22/top-10-copenhagen-budget-food-hotels-cycling

 

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio

 

AFRICA?!!?: Lots of interesting and dramatic pictures can be seen from my latest live/blog at:

http://www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2310337

Now at 13,941 views for this reporting and visual sharing that includes Cape Town, all along the South Africa coast, Mozambique, Victoria Falls/Zambia and Botswana's famed Delta area.

 

 

At Tivoli, their main gate is lighted in a spectacular and welcoming manner. Walt Disney was inspired in 1950 to construct Disneyland after visiting this park in the heart of Copenhagen. Tivoli opened in 1843 and encompasses eight hectares with 1,000 trees and 400,000 summer flowers planted throughout the gardens. It boasts upwards of 40 restaurants, a Chinese-style pantomime theater, open-air concert stage, amusement park and Denmark’s longest salt-water aquarium. In the evening, the park is lighted up with Chinese lanterns, multi-colored lights, etc. That truly makes it a “Magic Kingdom” to make Disney happy. Website at: tivoligardens.com.:

 

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Tivoli looks so special at night with its famed building designs, water features, gardens, flowers, rides, people, entertainment, etc.:

 

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Copenhagen’s famed Tivoli has a wide variety of entertainment happening each day and evening. Here, we enjoyed this super energized “BIG BAND” performance, including the Duke’s famed “Night Train” sounds. This park inspired Walt Disney for his great 20th Century creations! Tivoli’s history goes back to 1843. Very unique and special place that is so handy. If possible, visit there in the evening when the lighting makes things so much more magical!!:

 

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Part of the Copenhagen City Hall Tower can be seen with this lake view from within Tivoli.:

 

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Here is one of Tivoli’s most unique buildings “showing off” with its covering of spectacular lighting. Thomas Edison would be proud! Tivoli has a wide variety of entertainment happening each day and evening. We enjoyed a super energized “BIG BAND” performance, including the Duke’s famed “Night Train” sounds. This park inspired Walt Disney for his great 20th Century creations! Tivoli’s history goes back to 1843.:

 

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As we prepare to exit Tivoli, here is the lighted look with the trees, other decorations, etc.:

 

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Thank you for posting this. Just starting my research for 15 months from now (August '17). Very good resource!

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If one doesn't want to pay the entrance fee to Tivoli I can recommend a trip to the world oldest amusement park called Bakken.

 

Its free to enter the parking and it's located just a short train ride north of Copenhagen near Klampenborg station.

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If one doesn't want to pay the entrance fee to Tivoli I can recommend a trip to the world oldest amusement park called Bakken. Its free to enter the parking and it's located just a short train ride north of Copenhagen near Klampenborg station.

 

Beachin2: Thank you for posting this. Just starting my research for 15 months from now (August '17). Very good resource!

 

Appreciate so much the great follow-ups and comments from Beachin2 and especially by Danish viking. On these boards' date=' [b']Danish viking has been excellent in sharing such great info/background[/b], plus many wonderful links for Copenhagen and nearby. Plus, Danish viking is also very good in answering many questions and doing such helpful sharing.

 

Below are some more examples of Copenhagen "eye-candy" from my photo files.

 

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio

 

For details and visuals, etc., from our July 1-16, 2010, Norway Coast/Fjords/Arctic Circle cruise experience from Copenhagen on the Silver Cloud, check out this posting. This posting is now at 198,305 views.

http://www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1227923

 

 

South of Copenhagen is the charming seaside village of Dragor. Below are some visual samples for what you can see there. It is about seven miles from main Copenhagen. Dragør has many well preserved historical buildings with the old part being a picturesque maze of alleys with yellow painted houses, red roofs, and cobblestone streets. Many of these buildings are hundreds of years old. Dragor was founded in the 12th Century and was a prosperous seafaring town in the later half of the 19th century, Its charming harbor front is still in use with a great view of the new bridge that connects to Sweden.:

 

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Dragør is a very wonderful village that is worth a visit.

 

 

 

 

 

btw I can see that my phone autocorrected my text about Bakken.

 

I ment that it was free to enter the park, parking your car actually costs money. :D

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Dragør is a very wonderful village that is worth a visit. btw I can see that my phone autocorrected my text about Bakken. I ment that it was free to enter the park, parking your car actually costs money.

 

TGraUk: Very helpful advice and great pictures. Thank you' date=' Terry. [/quote']

 

Appreciate the excellent added follow-up from Danish viking on Dragor, plus for how those pesky autocorrect features on our computers can playing tricks on our text typing. Nice and kind comment from TGraUk.

 

Below are some more "eye-candy" from Copenhagen. More to come. My files have lots more to share. Great city that is so wonderful, interesting and scenic.

 

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio

 

Enjoyed a 14-day, Jan. 20-Feb. 3, 2014, Sydney to Auckland adventure, getting a big sampling for the wonders of "down under” before and after this cruise. Go to:

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1974139

for more info and many pictures of these amazing sights in this great part of the world. Now at 143,074 views for this posting.

 

 

Here are a couple of my pictures of the Stock Exchange on Slotsholmen in central Copenhagen. It was built by Christian IV in 1619–1640. It is known for its Dragon Spire shaped as the tails of four dragons twined together, reaching a height of 56 metres. It housed the Danish stock-market until 1974.

 

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Hotels in Copenhagen are are always a challenge as to the cost, best location, etc. We stayed at The Square hotel that overlooks the main plaza in front of their City Hall with its large tower. This picture angle is framed by two statutes in front of this famed civic building. The design for The Square is also very unique and nice. It gives more of the feel of being in Denmark with its special design style and approaches. From the Travel Channel on her "Passport" TV shows, Samantha Brown stayed there and gave it good, deserved play/praise. We are glad that we stayed here, rather than just doing an American name such as Marriott, etc.:

 

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Next to Copenhagen City Hall is the famous statue of Hans Christian Anderson. People like to take pictures of their children placed on the "lap" of this author. You can see the "wear" from the heavy use with this statue.:

 

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This is the exterior one of the main art museum in Denmark. Known as the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, it was funded by the Carlsberg beer fortune. Known primarily as a sculpture museum, it has sculptures from the ancient cultures around the Mediterranean including Egypt, Rome and Greece, as well as more modern sculptures. Its collection of Rodin works is considered among the best outside France. It also has an extensive collection of French impressionists and Post-impressionists as well as Danish Golden Age paintings.:

 

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After boarding in July 2010, this was our ship lunch table view of the Opera House and spiral church tower in Copenhagen’s beautiful harbor with the canal tour boats moving back and forth. Don’t miss the canal boat tour to sample this wonderful town and its history/architecture from water level.:

 

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From the Travel Section of the London/UK Guardian yesterday, they have this headline: "Locals' guide to food, drink and hotels in Copenhagen" and this sub-head highlights: "Nordic cool comes at too high a price? Not always. We ask local experts to share tips for budget fun in Scandinavia’s capitals"

 

Here are some of the story highlights: "The revolution launched by the restaurant Noma forged a distinctly Nordic cuisine and turned Copenhagen into a foodie destination. That revolution is entering a second phase. The list of the city’s most exciting restaurants and bars includes spots that aren’t expensive, or even all that Nordic. What they share are the big flavours and attention to quality that many of their owners learned at Noma. Christian Puglisi broke with the Nordic doctrine when, as one of the first of Noma’s chefs to venture out on his own, he opened Relæ six years ago. Last summer, he decided to explore his Sicilian roots with Bæst, a pizzeria where the charcuterie is from organic pigs, the mozzarella is made by hand from Danish milk. Hija de Sánchez brings the same attention to detail to tacos. Copenhagen has one of the world’s highest concentrations of natural wine bars – another legacy, at least in part, of Noma."

 

This article also had bargain ideas and tips for Stockholm, Oslo and Reykjavik. They noted that "Copenhagen is routinely ranked as the most bike-friendly city in the world and has around 450km of dedicated routes."

 

Below are more of my favorite visuals from Copenhagen that I have not previously posted here. More to follow!

 

Full story at:

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/jul/03/scandinavian-cities-guide-copenhagen-stockholm-oslo-reykjavik

 

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio

 

From our Jan. 25-Feb. 20, 2015, Amazon River-Caribbean combo sailing over 26 days that started in Barbados, here is the link below to that live/blog. Lots of great visuals from this amazing Brazil river and these various Caribbean Islands (Dutch ABC's, St. Barts, Dominica, Grenada, etc.) that we experienced. Check it out at:

http://www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2157696

Now at 40,305 views for these postings.

 

 

Copenhagen’s central railway station was built in 1911 with 13 train platforms. Shown below are two of the different sides of the largest train station in Denmark. Also shown is one interior view. Between its brick exteriors and soaring interiors, it’s a classic, charming, busy part of Copenhagen.:

 

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Copenhagen's City Hall and its large Square are in the heart of the main downtown, near Tivoli and the central train station. Completed in 1905, it was designed in the "National Romantic" style with inspiration from the Siena City Hall. Dominated by its richly-ornamented front wth the gilded statue of Absalon just above the balcony, its tall, slim clock tower is 345.6 feet or 105.6 meters tall. It is one of the tallest buildings in Denmark. Here are three added pictures of and around this building with its special style and architecture details.:

 

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Below are some added visuals from my photo files on Copenhagen. Although we have only been in Copenhagen three times, you can see why we love the Danish capital so much. Will keep sharing more from this fun and charming city with so much character and history.

 

Can you tell that I like interesting architecture and design?

 

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio

 

Did a June 7-19, 2011, cruise from Barcelona that had stops in Villefranche, ports near Pisa and Rome, Naples, Kotor, Venice and Dubrovnik. Dozens of nice visuals with key highlights, tips, comments, etc. We are now at 214,356 views for this live/blog re-cap, including much on wonderful Barcelona. Check these postings and added info at:

http://www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1426474

 

 

From walking around in Copenhagen, you will see lots of interesting and historic buildings. Here’s one example. I do not know its name or purpose, but I love its historic details and classy style.:

 

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Here is a longer view of Copenhagen's historic 1695 Church of Our Saviour. It is a baroque church with its famous corkscrew spire. We saw it closer on the canal tour in the Christanshavns area. Don't miss the canal tour in this historic and charming city.:

 

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Here is a longer view of Copenhagen's Frederik's Church. It is popularly known as the Marble Church with its rococo architecture. It is an Evangelical Lutheran church that is part of the Frederiksstaden district and is due west of Amalienborg Palace. Construction was started in 1749, but its building was delayed until its dedication in 1894. It is the largest church dome in Scandinavia with a span of 102 feet. Its design inspiration was probably St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.:

 

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Here we are entering on a sunny Sunday afternoon to enjoy Tivoli in the heart of charming Copenhagen.:

 

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Here is a sampling of the water, boat and unique architecture of Tivoli. This park inspired Walt Disney with his 20th Century creations!:

 

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There are many outdoor dining options in Tivoli.:

 

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From the Lonely Planet guides, here are some of their highlight summary points for Tivoli: "Dating from 1843, tasteful Tivoli wins fans with its dreamy whirl of amusement rides, twinkling pavilions, carnival games and open-air stage shows. Visitors can ride the renovated, century-old roller-coaster, take in the famous Saturday evening fireworks display or just soak up the storybook atmosphere. A good tip is to go on Fridays during the summer season, when the open-air Plænen stage hosts free rock concerts from Danish bands (and the occasional international superstar) from 10pm. Tivoli is at its most romantic after dusk, when the fairy lights are switched on, cultural activities unfold, and the clock tower of the neighbouring Rådhus soars in the moonlight like the set of a classic Disney film. Each of Tivoli's numerous entertainment venues has a different character. Perhaps best known is the open-air pantomime theatre, built in 1874. Outside the main summer season, Tivoli also opens for around three weeks around Halloween and from mid-November to early January for Christmas."

 

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio

 

If Venice is one of your future desires or past favorites, look at this earlier posting for many options and visual samples this city that is so great for "walking around", personally seeing its great history and architecture. This posting is now at 61,183 views.

Venice: Loving It & Why??!!

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1278226

 

 

Here is a sampling of Tivoli with its rides, water and downtown Copenhagen buildings, City Hall Tower in the background:

 

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Tivoli's rides including this twisting roller coaster:

 

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Here is an example for one of the stage shows presented at Tivoli with live music and dancers.:

 

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Here is one of the buildings at Tivoli facing City Hall Square that had a traveling display offered during our visit.:

 

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Here is my final post of the day on Copenhagen and the last of my Tivoli visuals that we enjoyed so much. Just walking around there is such great fun!! Lots of variety there.

 

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio

 

Super loved Dubrovnik!!! See more details and lots of great visual samples/examples at this link. Have had over 32,341 views on this posting and appreciate those who have tuned-in and dropped by.

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1439227

 

 

Here is a another group of visuals from Tivoli. This includes some floral examples, a uniquely designed building on the grounds at Tivoli with the Danish flags flying proudly, etc.:

 

 

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Great pictures. Thanks for posting.

 

Appreciate this follow-up and these kind comments. Below are a few more of my Copenhagen images. Have a few more "oldies but goodies" visuals to share here later this afternoon. It's always fun looking at and sharing more from this charming city.

 

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio

 

AFRICA?!!?: Lots of interesting and dramatic pictures can be seen from my latest live/blog at:

http://www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2310337

Now at 16,505 views for this reporting and visual sharing that includes Cape Town, all along the South Africa coast, Mozambique, Victoria Falls/Zambia and Botswana's famed Okavango Delta area.

 

 

Here is the view as we were approaching our cruise ship at the Nordre Toldbod Quay pier with the large Gefion Springvandet Fountain in the foreground.:

 

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After boarding in July 2010 to sail north to Norway and the top of Europe, this was our ship lunch table view of the Opera House and spiral church tower that is a part of Copenhagen’s beautiful harbor. See the canal tour boats moving back and forth?:

 

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When departing Copenhagen, we had lunch on the back terrace of our ship. This is the visual to the right of our table showing others enjoying this spectacular dining. Like this view overlooking the Gefion Springvandet Fountain and St. Albans Anglican Church, plus the ground aspects of the Kastellet. This is one of the best preserved star fortresses in Northern Europe and was constructed in the form of a pentagram with bastions at its corners.:

 

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This is the view to the north in Copenhagen harbor from our ship as we were getting ready to depart. This is the area where the Little Mermaid would have been positioned, but in the summer of 2010, she was in China We did, however, get to see this famed, but small statute in 2008. Farther to the north, you can see the larger cruise ship docking area, named Langelinie Pier, that is used by many others. In 2015, 680,000 cruise passengers visited Copenhagen via the more than 300 ships visit here.:

 

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Here are some added items from my photography files to help provide "evidence" that Copenhagen has so much character and charm with its history, architecture and design.

 

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio

 

Wonderful Kotor and nearby Montenegro? Check these postings. Have had over 29,273 views on this posting and appreciate those who have tuned-in and commented.:

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1439193

 

 

Here is another view of Copenhagen’s Nyhavn or “new” Harbor. This picture shows that this waterfront entertainment district is lined by 17th and early 18th century townhouses. Plus, bars, cafes and restaurants! This water area also has many historical wooden ships. It was constructed from 1670 to 1673, being dug by Swedish prisoners of war. It was a key "opening" from the sea to the old inner city where ships handled cargo and the catch of fishermen. It was "famous" for beer, sailors, and prostitution!! Surprised? Danish author Hans Christian Andersen lived at Nyhavn for 18 years. :

 

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Below is another view of the Royal Palace in Copenhagen, Amalienborg Slot, with in the background, Frederik's Church. Also shown are some other interesting building and design from around Copenhagen, including their new waterfront Opera House.:

 

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Appreciate those continuing to drop by and be checking out these visuals, options for activities, etc., in this wonderful city of Copenhagen. Don't be shy!! Share more. Ask any questions, etc.! Still have more "eye-candy" to post here.

 

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio

 

Enjoyed a 14-day, Jan. 20-Feb. 3, 2014, Sydney to Auckland adventure, getting a big sampling for the wonders of "down under” before and after this cruise. Go to:

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1974139

for more info and many pictures of these amazing sights in this great part of the world. Now at 148,835 views for this posting.

 

 

Here is the interior of the St. Albans Anglican Church next to the Gefion Springvandet Fountain.:

 

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Here are some added examples and samples for the wide variety of outdoor art, gardens and design styles in and around Copenhagen. First is one art piece in front of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek that was funded by the Carlsberg beer fortune. It is known primarily as a sculpture museum.:

 

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Here is today's second posting of visuals that had not previously been shared on this thread. Hope these visuals assist those considering their many, many options for charming and historic Copenhagen. Or, to bring back nice memories for those who have enjoyed CPN previously.

 

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio

 

For details and visuals, etc., from our July 1-16, 2010, Norway Coast/Fjords/Arctic Circle cruise experience from Copenhagen on the Silver Cloud, check out this posting. This posting is now at 200,469 views.

http://www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1227923

 

 

Here are some added night visuals from Tivoli to reflect the many different details and options at this famed location. As noted earlier, we super loved visiting Tivoli in the evening. It becomes "magical" at night with the lights on and seeing these visual treats in a special manner.:

 

 

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Here is the third and final group of today's postings from when I went back and looked for added Copenhagen visuals that have not previously been posted. Hope these are of interest and value!! Added comments, questions, reactions, etc.??

 

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio

 

Did a June 7-19, 2011, cruise from Barcelona that had stops in Villefranche, ports near Pisa and Rome, Naples, Kotor, Venice and Dubrovnik. Dozens of nice visuals with key highlights, tips, comments, etc. We are now at 214,565 views for this live/blog re-cap, including much on wonderful Barcelona. Check these postings and added info at:

http://www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1426474

 

 

Here are a couple more varied and different angles/views from Copenhagen's City Hall.:

 

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Here are three more views and angles/views from in and around Copenhagen's Tivoli. This location is much more than just an amusement park!! There are lots of dining and drinking location/options. Clearly, this an "interesting" place that is much more than just boring and/or average.:

 

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From the London/UK Telegraph yesterday morning, they have this headline: "Move over Melbourne – this is really the world’s most ‘liveable’ city" with these highlights: "If you’re confused about which city really is the world’s most “liveable”, now a new survey has given Copenhagen the bragging rights. The Danish capital came out on top in Metropolis Magazine’s annual study, which judges major cities around the world on housing, transportation, sustainability and culture. Berlin came second and Helsinki third. Copenhagen was praised for its public amenities, environmental ethos and transport infrastructure, which has a strong emphasis on cycling."

 

Lots of interesting background in this story for Copenhagen, Berlin and Helsinki, plus comparisons with other such world survey that have been completed to rank top cities.

 

Congratulations to Copenhagen and its wonderful people for their great history, architecture and character, etc.

 

Full story at:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/move-over-melbourne-this-is-really-the-worlds-most-liveable-city/

 

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio

 

Enjoyed a 14-day, Jan. 20-Feb. 3, 2014, Sydney to Auckland adventure, getting a big sampling for the wonders of "down under” before and after this cruise. Go to:

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1974139

for more info and many pictures of these amazing sights in this great part of the world. Now at 155,749 views for this posting.

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Thank you so much for posting these! We will be in Copenhagen next July on a cruise and your perspective makes it all the more exciting! I have a question, how expensive are entrance tickets to Tivoli? I have seen prices there and I imagine it costs a lot. I will have five people total (with the youngest age 13).

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