How lovely we found Copenhagen! Stopping in at the ports of Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinki last fall, we were delighted by the beautiful, efficient, stylish and understated culture we found.
Our first Scandinavian stop on our Baltic Heritage tour with Princess Cruises was Copenhagen, Denmark. My sister-in-law was Danish and I had so longed to travel to the homeland that produced such a beautiful person, the closest to a saint I've ever known. What I noticed first were the bicycles! Everywhere, tons of them, people riding in orderly traffic lanes, in the rain and then later in the clouds and sun. Apparently, 62% of all citizens commute to work or school by bicycle in this Danish capital.
The fellow you see above is one of the Royal Guards at the Amalienborg Palace. Below is the staircase at the lovely City Hall, followed by two images from the Thorvaldsen Museum (my stepdaughter works at Levi's so I had to get that) and of course, the world-renowned Little Mermaid (Danish: Den lille Havfrue), a somewhat sad, diminutive sculpture that I understand has (again) recently been defaced.