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After a short trip to the Ice Hotel, I made my way on to Denmark. Ryan continued on to Paris, and we began our own ‘solo’ portion of the trip. For those of you who don’t know, I am one-half Danish (on my mother’s side) and I wanted to take the opportunity to explore the “homeland” so to speak. I set a week aside to go and visit long-distance relatives and get to know my origins.
It. was. awesome.
To begin my trip, I spent a day in Copenhagen hanging out with my cousin Mai. She showed me around the city and some of the more notable spots to visit while in town. I had taken a trip with my family to Denmark when I was 18, so it was cool to see a lot of the same spots – felt pretty nostalgic.
Yours truly, photo by Mai.
Mai with the ‘stroll in the background.
Here are a few of my favorite shots and a few photos of some of the interesting elements of their culture I particularly liked:
WiFi on the bus!
The copper roof-tops was one of the things I remembered most about Denmark. After they have been oxidized over the years, they turn a cool jade green.
Reminded me of a photo I had taken last year in Spain.
Mai took me to her favorite place to study, the library of the arts at her university. Reminded me a bit of Harry Potter.
The architecture in this city was really interesting! There was a lot of old-traditional style mixed with ultra-modern. This photo below is of the opera house, which is one of the structures they are most proud of in this city. A lot of cool lines, patterns, and designs to play with.
Tons of sweets in Europe. This one’s for my buddy Rich.
Christiania. The Danish version of the Height-Ashbury district, except not nearly as commercialized. Well, it’s commercialized, but by the counter culture. Saw pounds and pounds of weed out for sale in the main markets. Of course no photos allowed, and I wouldn’t post them on here either.
What would the trip be without a visit to the mermaid? A famous monument in Denmark, I can’t help but feel she’s a bit depressed. Maybe she needed a heat lamp.