Sunday, May 10, 2009

Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen

Thursday May 7th
Copenhagen Denmark: This is our first pure walking tour. It rains and drizzles off and on all during the tour. We see Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid statue made out of bronze on the shore. The shorescape here is also loaded with huge wind generators. A lot of Denmark’s architecture has been preserved because they have been skillfully avoiding conflict over the hundreds of years mostly by giving away parts of the country. Our visit to the royal residence {Amalienborg Palace} home of the current Queen has fancy guards and a huge granite courtyard. We have a special moment with coffee and Danish in a 200 year old palace. We stroll down some 600 year old streets adjacent to a fish market that only last year the last women with a license to be a fish monger died. We see where pianist and humorist Victor Borge (one of my favorites) bought his pianos, and where Mozart’s wife lived after he died. We head back for the ship for a late lunch and to dry out!
Friday May 8th
Day at sea: Sue asked if I could visit the bridge because of my sailing experiences a couple months ago and it was granted but it was the exact time of one of the choir concerts so I couldn’t go. We asked again and I got another opportunity today at 10 a.m. I was kind of nervous but there were 10 other people there also. It was really cool but we couldn’t tell anybody about it or we would be killed because it’s not technically allowed. Got some nice pics. Then to an up and close magic seminar--I will wow the grand kids now.

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