Copenhagen

This post goes out to a special friend.  Marcia this is for you!  She was in this wonderful city studying a few years back.  We talked about my travels a lot before I left and she had a great list of things for me to do.  The night before I let her know that I was excited, and I woke up in the morning to something like 25 messages from her.  They were all screenshots from goggle maps.  It was to be my city tour for the day!  I loved it.

I started with the included city tour.  They took us to a lot of the big sites.  This was good for me because then I could focus on the lesser known things in the afternoon.

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We had lunch at a little café on Nyhavn street. This is the iconic street with all the colored house.  It was wonderful.  All I wanted to do was look at the scenery around me.

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Thanks to google maps street view, I had a perfect walking tour from city hall to Marcia’s apartment in the afternoon.  Once I left the busy main streets, I felt like I was a local.  I love that feeling.  There is a huge difference between being a tourist and being a local.  I like when I can merge those two.  I hate standing out.

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City Hall – where my Marcia walking tour started

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The Tivoli was right next to City Hall just like she told me it would be.

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Per Marica’s google maps, I was to walk through this square.

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Well I found her apartment!

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From there I went on down the street to the round tower.  It was constructed to be an astronomical observatory and is 34.8 meters high (a bit over 10 stories).

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View from the top! I’m so glad I made the trip up!

This was a special day for sure.  I got time to really explore the path less traveled.  I was able to go at my pace and really absorb the culture.

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The day came to a close with a perfect moon!  I could not have asked for a better day in Copenhagen.  And don’t worry Marcia, I have many more pictures for you!

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