August 27, 2013
We caught a flight from Moscow to Stockholm to pick up our car Betsy. The flight attendants on Aeroflot were out of the 50’s. They had matching uniforms, including hats, scarfs, skirts, gloves, blouses, shoes and nylons. It was a step back in time to see them.
We arrived back in Stockholm, picked up Betsy and drove six hours to Copenhagen. After checking into our hotel, we revisited the restaurant MASH so Rita could get her steak fix. She didn’t get steak in Russia and was starting to get withdrawal symptoms.
August 28, 2013
We did a walking tour of Copenhagen. We had a beautiful day with b right sunshine, puffy, big white clouds and lots of blue sky. We visited the town square, took photos of a statue that is a weather tower which has a boy on a bicycle displayed when the weather is sunny and when it is raining it displays a girl with an umbrella. We walked the main pedestrian street of Copenhagen, the longest in Europe, called the Stroget to its end at the harbor known as Nyhaven. Nyhaven is a canal lined with homes and restaurants. It was very crowded because cruise ships were in town. After lunch, we made our way to, yes another church, called the Marble Church. It has the largest dome in Scandinavia and is fashioned after the Vatican Dome. We also saw the winter palace where the King and Queen live. It is called Amalienborg.
Last night, we went to Tivoli Gardens, an old fashion amusement park, but also with some ride upgrades. Tivoli is truly a garden with many trees and flowers. We ate a Danish Dinner of fish, watched a guitarist perform, and closed Tivoli down by observing the “Illumination” where a story with music coordinated to fountains in a lake with lights is told. Great way to end our Northern European journey that included Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. Now, we are headed back to Germany.
Love and miss all of you – Rita and Norm
We absolutely loved Copenhagen. Hope you like these pictures!
Denmark has the second largest bicycle riders per capita.