5 December 2015

Sunny Day in Copenhagen


On our last day I woke up to a stunning sunrise and blue sky, which felt like a dream after the arctic cold weather the previous two days.

It was the perfect start to our last day in Copenhagen.

We had an early breakfast in Hotel Admiral Copenhagen and headed out to explore as much as possible before lunchtime.

We strolled by the waterfront towards the Langelinje Pier.


Of course we had to visit the little Mermaid.

She was a gift from Danish brewer Carl Jacobsen to the City of Copenhagen and was inspired by Hand Christian Andersen's fairy tale about a mermaid who gives up everything to be united with a handsome prince on land. Every morning and evening she swims to the surface from the bottom of the sea and she stares longingly towards the shore hoping to catch a glimpse of her prince.

Close to her, it's another famous attraction, the Gofionspringvandet. The Gefion Fountain is to Copenhagen what the Fontana di Trevi is to Rome, a wishing-well.

The legend tells that long before the dawn of our civilisations the powerful goddess Gefion was given land by the Swedish king Gylfe. King Gylfe told Gefion that she could plough up as much land as she could for one night and one day and it would all be hers to do with whatever she wanted. Gefion turned her four sons into big strong oxen and plough they did! When time expired she put all the earth into the Øresund and created Zealand, the island where Copenhagen is situated today. The big hole which Gefion left in the ground, when her ploughing was done, is now the lake Vänern in Sweden. If you don't believe me, just look at a map and you'll find that Zealand and Vänern are shaped alike!
Love how blue and green Copenhagen is.
We arrived at the Amalienborg Palace, the residence of the Danish Royal family, considered to be one of the great masterpieces of Rococo architecture in Europe and definitely the best one in Denmark. And we all have to agree with that.
Frederiks Kirke, The Marble Church, lies beautifully in line with Amalienborg castle and The Opera with its festive green hat on.
Stopped for a last bit of Danish deliciousness before we made our way to the airport.
What an amazing trip, full of laughter and new memories to treasure forever.

Bye bye Denmark, see you soon!
On board, I experienced something 'glory-ous'.

A rainbow gets its traditional semicircle share from the horizon, which makes it seem as if it is a half circle. So when the same atmospheric conditions that create a rainbow are observed from an airplane, a rainbow can appear to be a full circle. Its called a glory, which NASA defines as an optical phenomenon that 'looks like small, circular rainbows of interlocking colours'.

Great end to a wonderful trip.

PS: I do share lots of photos on Instagram ;)
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