Copenhagen, Denmark

After spending two nights in Amsterdam, we flew into Copenhagen, Denmark for three nights. In Denmark, we stayed in an Airbnb apartment which was walking distance from Copenhagen Central Station.

Hans Christian Anderson’s Little Mermaid statue. The statue was a present from brewer Carl Jacobsen (The Carlsberg Breweries) to the city of Copenhagen, made by a sculptor named Edvard Erichsen. I visited the Carlsberg Brewery the next day and they have a small replica sitting on a fountain in their courtyard. I want one too!
We saw this mermaid. She was huge compared to her famous counterpart. She was down the road from the famous Little Mermaid statue at the Langelie promenade.
This is the infamous Christiania, also known as Freetown Christiania. It’s a self-proclaimed anarchist district of about 1,000 residents. Christiania has been a source of controversy since its creation in 1971. It’s cannabis trade was tolerated by authorities until 2004. I saw some things there, but whatever happens in Christiania STAYS in Christiana.
Here I am standing next to the Gefion Fountain. The fountain is placed in a corner of Churchillparken (Churchill Park) near the Langelinie waterfront and is one of the largest monuments in Copenhagen. The sculptures were created by Anders Bundgaard (1864-1937), featuring a large group of naturalistic strong oxen’s pulling the plough of the Norse goddess Gefion.
St Alban’s is a beautiful church of Anglican worship in Churchillparken Copenhagen. It is the only Anglican church in Denmark and is known by the Danes as “The English Church.”
The Rosenborg Castle is a 400-year-old Renaissance castle and was built by Christian IV, who left a strong mark on Danish history. I took this picture from the garden as you enter the front gate.
This is a picture of the throne room. I love those lion statues.
I enjoyed Denmark, I commemorated my visit by creating this watercolored postcard to drop in the mailbox for one of my friends in the United States.