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Continuing with our adventures in Denmark (København, Danemark) earlier this year …

If you have just joined, part 1 starts here. We went to Copenhagen in June – the beginning of their summer.

… Certain areas of Copenhagen really looked like Amsterdam. We took a boat tour of its harbor and canals.

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Nyhavn (new harbor) in the middle of the city.

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From the boat, we saw the back of one of Copenhagen’s defining sights – Little Mermaid. It is really little despite its fame. Locally, it is best known for its history as a stolen item – parts of the statute have been cut and removed several times.

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Tourists and locals alike, relaxing by the canal – Nyhavn, where there are endless bars and restaurants.

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… including the Hong Kong Night Club.

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Copenhagen Opera House

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The harbor also has a military presence.

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One day we all went our separate way. I(Chris) went to a museum about beer (see later post).

But we met up for an afternoon snack at the Cafe Royal of the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel – a historic hotel that was designed by Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen for Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) in the early 1960s.

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The entire hotel – from the exterior façade through to the stainless-steel cutlery used in the restaurant, and the Swan and Egg chairs gracing the lobby – was designed by him.

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Poster-size photos of the glamour of yesteryears adorn the cafe walls.

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In downtown Copenhagen near the Rosenborg Castle Park (Kongens Have) stood the Danish Film Institute, it had a cinema and DVD shop. The entrance of the institute is flanked by these two cartoony animal head sculptures … we are not sure if it was from an actual cartoon.

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Next up will be photos of the neat Designmuseum and the incomparable Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Don’t miss them.

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