Moscow to Copenhagen

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.

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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!

Again, we find the strangest things in the round a bouts.

Again, we find the strangest things in the round a bouts.

Hopefully you can see this, but our bridge ends in the middle of the water and goes into a tunnel to finish our journey across to Denmark.

Hopefully you can see this, but our bridge ends in the middle of the water and goes into a tunnel to finish our journey across to Denmark.

Denmark has the second largest bicycle riders per capita.

Denmark has the second largest bicycle riders per capita.

Nyhaven was our favorite place on this day.

Nyhaven was our favorite place on this day.

For some reason, Vodka is everywhere we are! Must be leftover from the workers restoring this boat!

For some reason, Vodka is everywhere we are! Must be leftover from the workers restoring this boat!

Loved the name on this "toilet".. Norm knew it was for men.

Loved the name on this “toilet”.. Norm knew it was for men.

We think that we could live on this steer.

We think that we could live on this street.

But then, we'd need a new boat!

But then, we’d need a new boat!

This is the Marble Church of Copenhagen.

This is the Marble Church of Copenhagen.

Amalienborg Palace

Amalienborg Palace

Tivoli Gardens Entrance

Tivoli Gardens Entrance

NIce place to walk around and view the gardens.

NIce place to walk around and view the gardens.

Nice water fountains also.

Nice water fountains also.

This is very pretty, not sure this picture does this justice. Look on our "where are we going" page to see a better picture of this.

This is very pretty, not sure this picture does this justice. Look on our “where are we going” page to see a better picture of this.

There are all kinds of shows going on all day and night.

There are all kinds of shows going on all day and night.

Then when it gets dark, everything lights up!

Then when it gets dark, everything lights up!

Even the rides (notice the purple roller coaster).

Even the rides (notice the purple roller coaster).

Then at the end of the night a water / light show begins.

Then at the end of the night a water / light show begins.

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