A Queen, a Troll and David

by hopesfrenzy

One thing that really stood out to me about Copenhagen was the amount of art, both of the traditional sense, but also the vibrant street art and stunning outdoor sculptures. While we know that Copenhagen is famous for The Little Mermaid statue (which was packed with tourists!), there is so much more that the city has to offer. One feature was a statue of David along the boardwalk, which reminded me of the similar in Florence.

On our second day in the city, we visited the Glyptotek museum with its stunning atrium and both classic and modern statuary. I felt that the photograph I’ve entitled “Daring” is a stark contrast to a similar photo I took in Berlin, that I titled “Timid”. Both statues standing in a rich bath of sun, but while one turns away, “Daring” is confident and strong.

From there, we went to the National Museum with many interesting exhibits, including a series of large stones with runes (reminded me of the museum in Bergen). I find the translations of runes to be so intriguing! Later, we made a visit to Freetown Christiana with its marvelous wooden troll sculpture and we stumbled into a concert featuring a Danish singer. With beers in hand we bopped along to the music along with the diverse crowd – it was really fun.

On our final half-day before heading back to Amsterdam, we made a visit to Rosenborg Castle, which had a beautiful grounds and gardens with a number of interesting vistas and statues of royalty or classical figures. The castle itself had some crazy rooms and also houses the crown jewels for Denmark.

I’ll never forget relaxing in the cute square with Grace, pastries in hand, taking in the afternoon sun and the buzz around us. It was a great trip, and I can’t wait to go back to visit some of the sights we missed plus get out of the city and into the countryside.

Gazing with Stéphane and Grace
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

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