Monday, May 16, 2016

Copenhagen sketches

In April and May, My wife and I took a to Europe to visit our daughters who are both studying abroad. Julia was finishing her junior semester abroad in Copenhagen. Ellen is in Belgium for a few more months. We also visited Amsterdam and Paris.
We spent a 4-5 days in beautiful Copenhagen. We also got up to Louisiana to visit the contemporary art museum and Kronborg Castle. We met wonderful people, wandered the fragrant lanes of Christiania, and tried to get the Palace guards to smile at our silly tourist antics. Next up: Amsterdam.

Old and new elements, seen from the trampolines :)

Danish house styles en route to Louisiana, north of Copenhagen
Kronborg Slot: the castle that inspired Shakespeare's "Hamlet"
two sketches of the city across from our waterfront hotel
The Danish Architectural Center across the canal
Another view of the DAC and a nearby cruise boat
a frisky cormorant enjoyed the cold, sunny weather
A view up the quay at The Standard, beyond, around the corner is the picturesque Nyhavn canal.
there are many beautiful spires in Copenhagen
The unique spire of Vor Frelsers Kirke
Odds and ends seen during a canal boat ride.

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