Posts Tagged With: Copenhagen

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity-Jig

I have no idea what that means, but it’s something my mom always said, and I love and miss my mom.

I woke up early today in hopes of getting some shots of Copenhagen in the sunlight. I didn’t, however fully appreciate what being at 55 degrees latitude actually meant.

It meant the sun didn’t rise until 8:40, and I had gotten up at 6:00. 🙄 So I had some breakfast and went a-roaming…

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penhagen is gorgeous

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ere were several times, while wandering in the limited time I had, that my breath was taken away

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ring a corner…

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tering a plaza

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ming across Hans Christian Andersen

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d those colors

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, trying to be clever with my commentary for these next ones but my lack of sleep is getting in the way, so I'll try again tomorrow.

I will share one last story though… As I entered the check in line at the airport in Copenhagen this morning a gentleman from the airline said I would need to check my bag.

"I flew your airline to Europe and was able to carry this bag on to that plane."

"Yes, but it is too big," he began, "and some of you Americans are crazy so we have to check your bags," he finished with a wry grin.

"Especially our President," I replied.

"He's fucking crazy!"

"Yes, yes he is," I sighed, and continued on to check my baggage.

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Ow, My Thumb

Somehow I sprained it; no idea how, but it has been a busy, day. The day was spent having breakfast at Bagels & Beans, packing, biking around Utrecht, taking the train to the airport, flying to Copenhagen, checking in to the hotel conveniently attached to the airport then exploring a bit of Copenhagen to find something for dinner. Wound up at McJoy’s Choice, billed as a Scottish/Irish pub…wait, is that ok? Maybe it’s just one or the other. Gotta be. I’ll check on my way out. Pretty sure any Scotsman or Irishman would consider a hybrid pub fighting words.

Anyway, places like this are fun and the playlist is mostly acceptable. So far Boys II Men (or some other nameless boy band), Bon Jovi, the Beatles, “Why do fools fall in love” (can’t recall the name of the band), and a medley of CCR has played. Love that I can hear “Stuck in Lodi Again”, when I’m so far from it. Also glad it’s a CCR medley, many of their songs are best in bits.

Incase you’re wondering, typing with a possibly sprained thumb is mildly painful and mostly irritating.

Ok, some parting shots from Utrecht.

Liked how this is framed

Random sidewalk tile

Just thought it made a good shot

Oh, I ordered fish and chips “English style”, that’s what the menu said, so that’s more 🇬🇧 than 🇮🇪 , so I guess it’s a Scottish pub.

The tees lined up so well

Ah, I see golfing paraphernalia, definitely Scottish. Why did I think it was Scottish/Irish? Must be tired.

Rabbit?

Very true

Couple of opening shots of Copenhagen, hopefully I’ll get up early enough to get a few more

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I Should’ve Known

Since flying into Copenhagen on my way to Holland I’ve felt ashamed. I have a Masters Degree in Geography, have taught the subject for nearly 20 years and while I knew the capitol of Denmark was Copenhagen, I had no clue that 1) Denmark had a bunch of islands

and more importantly 2) Copenhagen is so dang close to Sweden!

See?!

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Been a while.

Copenhagen; Flight from SFO wasn’t bad, slept a bit, and the legion of babies and toddlers hardly peeped at all. Of course I had my headphones on watching movies, as was everyone apparently. It was a little Orwellian, or maybe Bradburian (if that isn’t a thing, it should be) to notice everyone glued to a ‘telescreen’.

2 hour layover wandering the airport people watching and shopping for replacement headphones, as I had inadvertently broken mine, when I saw this at a newsstand:

“You know that’s a Danish magazine?” Says the cashier.

“Yep, I do; but gotta have it.”

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