Peaches Prattlings

{November 13, 2016}   Day 7…Copenhagen, what will we discover today?

Let’s explore together, shall we?

After a lovely and filling breakfast, we headed out to greet the day and Copenhagen. The streets are so pretty to walk down and admired and wonder at. Do you see the halo over the building? We thought it was cool too!

Our first stop was the Rundetaarn, or Rundetårn (Round Tower in English), is a 17th-century tower located in central Copenhagen, Denmark. One of the many architectural projects of Christian IV, it was built as an astronomical observatory.

One of the cool parts of the tower is the equestrian staircase,  so if you wanted to, you could ride your horse all e way up…and who wouldn’t want to do that?

There was also a toilet in the tower.  The toilet was used by the researchers and astronomers working in the tower and consisting of a seat almost at the top and a shaft leading down to the bottom floor built into the hollow core. This shaft has no way of emptying it nor any ventilation to the outside, making it arguably one of the world’s largest and earliest septic tanks. Um…can you say ewe?

One of my favorite features of the observatory of the tower was wrought iron fence. Each panel was different, aren’t they awesome?!

After the tower…history! This was our walk to the National Museum of Denmark. 

On our way to the museum we passed by the Synagogue, which was closed, but we saw the tribute to Dan Uzan who was murdered on February 15, 2015. He was part of the volunteer security for a bat mitzvah that night. 

On 14–15 February 2015, two separate shootings occurred in Copenhagen, Denmark. Two victims and the Islamic terrorist were killed, while five police officers were wounded.

The National Museum of Denmark (Nationalmuseet) is Denmark’s largest museum of cultural history, comprising the histories of Danish and foreign cultures, alike.
It was interesting, Danish history, vikings, cultures from around the world. it was bigger than we realized and we enjoyed several hours touring. 

After history, we wanted to see some art, so off to the National Gallery of Denmark (Danish: Statens Museum for Kunst, also known as “SMK”).

The museum collects, registers, maintains, researches and handles Danish and foreign art dating from the 14th century to the present day.
The first thing we saw were a bunch of installation art pieces…um. Then we moved on to surrealism, yup surreal. Then some French, impressionists, Danish, the gamut. We both really enjoyed it. 

By now, everything is closing, it’s ‘suppah-time’! We walked to the Copenhagen Street Food Market. This is basically a waterside marketplace featuring independent food stalls & trucks selling snacks, meals & drinks.

We crossed a bridge over the canal, walked a bit and there it was. There was an installation art piece by Yoko Ono, very cool actually, a forest of wishing trees. Take a piece of paper, write your wish on it and hang it on one of the trees. Unfortunately for us…no more wishes available. It was neat to see all the wishes in different languages.

Walking into the Stree Food Market was great, all these food trucks,  sights, sounds, smells. It was noisy, but warm, cozy and inviting. You took a seat where there was one available and the food didn’t  seem overpriced, I would say just like any food trucks anywhere, but we know that’s not true! it really was a great experience.

Then it was back to the hotel, up to the executive lounge to relax, have some beverages and talk about the day. 

Who knows what tomorrow has in store for us! I’ll keep you posted!


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