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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

TRAVEL DATE - July 2012
STAY @ Tivoli hotel, Arni Magnussons Gade 2  1577 København, Denmark


I spent a week in Copenhagen including a day tour to Sweden. It is a beautiful bustling city with lots of  bicycle. I was amazed to see Beautiful girls (they are known as bicycle chic), mothers with kids, kids and  smart executives cycling in every corner of the city.
Flag of denmark
Flag of Denmark
I came across community bicycle near the Copenhagen Central Station, it was introduced by municipality to curb bicycles theft. You can use these community bicycle by using a coin and get the coin back, when you bring back the bicycle .
Community bicycle in Copenhagen
community bicycle 
Bicycle parking
Rickshaw in COPENHAGEN
Rickshaw


The Little Mermaid (Den lille havfrue)
The sculpture is displayed on a rock by the waterside at the Langelinie promenade. It has become the iconic status of Copenhagen. Recently she has become the target of vandalism and political activist. She was draped  in scarf, burqa, painted many time and even bombed. when i visited,  police were fencing off the statue to protect it.
The Little Mermaid (Den lille havfrue) copenhagen
Sexy mermaid near the little mermaid ,COPENHAGEN
 Indian road near the mermaid ,COPENHAGEN 

Trivoli garden

 First thing you see when you come out from the central station is trivoli garden.  I was provided with complementary free ticket by my hotel. Next day i visited the garden and  spent almost 3 hour. It is one of the most visited amusement park in the world. It is spread over 20 acre and has everything to cater good entertainment for every age group from restaurant, garden, lakes, open theater, roller coaster to game zone and candy kiosk. 

Tivoli garden copenhagen
Tivoli's Moorish Palace, the Nimb Hotel and Restaura
Tivoli's Moorish Palace, the Nimb Hotel and Restaurant
Vertigo ride at trivoli garden, copenhagenThe Dragon - giant swing in trivoli garden copenhagen
Roller coaster at trivoli garden
Floating restaurant in trivoli garden copenhagen


Floating restaurant in trivoli garden copenhagen
Floating restaurant in trivoli Copenhagen
Candy shop at tivoli garden
Candy shop at tivoli garden
Beautiful garden in trivoli
Beautiful garden

 Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

 This is personal collection of Carl Jacobsen. he was  the son of the founder of the famous Carlsberg Breweries. This museum has extensive collection of Greece, Egypt and roman sculptures. Entrance is free on Sunday.

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Captive mother by stephan sinding
Captive mother by stephan sinding
Maternal grief by carl johan eidh
Maternal grief by carl johan eidh
Water Mother sculpture by Kai Nielsen
Death and the maiden
Death and the maiden
The thinker by Auguste Rodin
The thinker by Auguste Rodin
 
                 Egyptology sculpture at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
               


mother denmark at  Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek


Sculptue by H.W,Bissen
Roma sculpture at  Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Museum also hold a good number of paintings.

Paintings at  Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Paintings at  Ny Carlsberg GlyptotekPaintings at  Ny Carlsberg GlyptotekPaintings at  Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek




Christiansborg Palace

I purchased combined ticket, which included a guided tour to Christiansburg Palace, Royal stable and ruins of the foundation. Christiansburg is a royal palace and house of Danish parliament. Our guide told us family histories of many royals. We saw Royal Reception Rooms, the Prime Minister's Office, library, crockery room and many other impressive places. Camera was not allowed inside so could not capture the beauty.
Christiansborg Palace

Christiansborg Palace


Ruins beneath the palace are nothing more than labyrinth of stones and foundation.
Ruins beneath the palace
Ruins beneath the palace are nothing more than a labyrinth of stones and foundation.

  Royal stable has many royal horse and carriage.
Royal carriage
Royal carriage
Royal carriage
Royal carriage
Royal horse
Royal horse

 The National Museum of Denmark

It is biggest history museum of Denmark. It contains exhibits from around the world.Modern technology has been used extensively, which helps visitor to get  information.  It is short distance from the central station and entry is free .
The National Museum of Denmark

It possible to read and search the detail of any tiny object in the museum with the help of touch pad placed at every room.




 Audio and video display The National Museum of DenmarkIndian section at  The National Museum of Denmark
Indian section at  The National Museum of Denmark

Strøget

Stroget is  Europe's longest pedestrian shopping street. it is walking distance from the central station.  It is very chaotic and crowded, more than 200,000 people shop everyday . It has everything to offer  from small souvenir  kiosk to Branded outlets. I bought some souvenirs and clothes for my wife.

Street performer at Stroget
Street performer
Rickshaw


Unique way to advertising restaurant
 unique way of advertising restaurant  at Strogetunique way of advertising restaurant  at Stroget

Busy street of  Stroget
Busy street of  Stroget