Tuesday, September 13, 2005


They say that Copenhagen was once the fairy tale capital of the world. In ways, it still is. Remnants of Hans Christian Andersen are everywhere - he is a Danish Hero. Their main attraction is a greenish smallish statue of the "Little Mermaid" based on Andersen's story. The buildings are freshly painted in a neat row in Nyhavn (pictured here) in bright canary yellows, denim blues and brick reds.

What I liked about Copenhagen was the way that you could sit outside and eat lunch at Nyhavn and people watch. You drink cold pints of Carlsberg beer while you ate. You could wrap yourself in a green fleece blanket if you got cold at the outdoor table - the restaurants leave blankets on the chairs just for this purpose. I liked that after lunch, everyone seemed to get an ice cream cone and walk up and down Nyhavn with it.

This is one of my favorite pictures from the trip, and Nyhavn was definetely the prettiest part.