Peaches Prattlings

{November 15, 2016}   Day 9…Farvel København…Hallå…

That means, goodbye Copenhagen… hello…tell you at the end of  the post.

Today was our last day in Denmark and we’re going to make the most of it! Crown jewels, busts, portraits, statues and more, oh my!

On our walk to our first stop, the Crown jewels! Along the way we stopped to ooh and ahh and realized that PSM had been having a ball on this trip! Ha ha, see how I did that?

Rosenborg Castle (Danish: Rosenborg Slot) is a renaissance castle located in Copenhagen, Denmark. The castle was originally built as a country summerhouse in 1606.
I have a feeling that the armed guards at the castle were about 12, you’d probably agree if you had seen them!

Here’s the interesting thing I found out about these beautiful gardens… The gardens were something to behold at one time but since it was incredibly expensive to maintain, it fell into disrepair. In 1785 the orangey was elevated with a new story, remodeled as barracks for the Royal Guards and the garden turned into a drill ground. Cool, huh?


We walked into the castle on the first level and began the tour. Oh my these royals liked to look at themselves! Busts, portraits, mirrors, oh my! And even…wait for it..a royal throne! Sorry, I couldn’t help myself!

The next two levels, medals, some jewelry, chandeliers, time keepers, dishes. 

Now…we go to the treasure for some weapons, wine and crown jewels. Sounds good to me! There was a lot to see, interesting and ornate, the gun collection was a gift from President Lincoln, cool, huh?

We worked up quite the appetite and decided on Cafe Pauldan. We think we were in the university district, a lot of people studying and it seemed they built the restaurant in a bookstore, so cool! I was in heaven…grilled goat cheese sandwich! O M G!!!

Now we are off to the NY  Carlsberg Glyptotek, it’s next to Tivoli Gardens, the second oldest amusement park in the world. Too bad it doesn’t open until next week, oh well. 

The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek (Glypto-, from the Greek root glyphein, to carve and theke, a storing-place) is an art museum in Copenhagen, Denmark. The collection is built around the personal collection of Carl Jacobsen (1842–1914), the son of the founder of the Carlsberg Breweries.

It was amazing the number of marble statues, it’s the largest private collection in the world. Amazing the way each statue was lit, elicited so many emotions.

There were statues, busts, paintings, frescos  just breathtaking. 

One of my favorite exhibits was Edgar Degas. The museum’s collection includes ALL the bronze sculptures of Degas, including the series of dancers. There are pieces all over the world, but here was he entire collection, can you believe it!? Aren’t they just breathtaking?

We ended with Greek, Egyptian and Roman. I’m still awestruck!

We left the museum, went to the hotel to pick up our bags, off to the airport to pick up a car and said Farvel København and Hallå Sverige! Hello Sweden! 

The Øresund/Öresund/Oresund Bridge (Danish: Øresundsbroen Swedish: Öresundsbron, hybrid name: Øresundsbron) is a combined railway and motorway bridge across the Øresund strait between Sweden and Denmark. 
We stopped in a town called Ystad and at the oldest hotel in Sweden, cool, huh?

I think that’s pretty good adventure for one day! Who knows what tomorrow holds, I’ll keep you posted!


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