Friday, June 09, 2006

starfishin' the north atlantic, part 6: from the öresund

This is the sixth segment of our Starfishin' the North Atlantic series. If you're new to the series, click here for context. If you missed the last segment, click here. If all you want to see are pictures without the stories, click here.

Sorry, I'm too exhausted to bore you with any stories from the couple of days I spent in Copenhagen and Malmö; maybe I'll write something at a later date. Tonight, I'll just let the pictures do the talking. Hope all's well with you, wherever you may be logging in from.

Stortorget, Malmö, Sweden. (2006). Built in 1536, Stortorget is the oldest square in Malmö, which is today Sweden's third largest city after Stockholm and Göteborg. The guy on the horse is King Karl X Gustav, who is responsible for taking over Skåne for the Swedish from the Danish in 1658.

The Turning Torso and the Western Harbour district of Malmö, Sweden. (2006). 190 metres (623 feet) high, the Turning Torso is Sweden's tallest building. Designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.

Rundetårn (The Round Tower), Copenhagen, Denmark. (2006). Test your knees and hike the 209-metre (686 foot) long spiral ramp to the top of the Rundetårn, for great views of ...

... Copenhagen, of course. (2006). Red-tile rooftops and church spires abound. The Rundetårn was built by King Christian IV in 1642 as an observatory for the stars (the ones in the sky, not the Hollywood variety).

More views of Copenhagen from the Rundetårn. (2006).

A Danish pastry, Copenhagen, Denmark. (2006). When in Denmark, one must eat a "Danish" - it's the proper thing to do. Except in Denmark, a Danish is not known as a Danish but rather a "wienerbrød." Haha, "wiener."

One of Copenhagen's many canals. (2006).

Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark. (2006). Home to Denmark's national government.


  1. Though I often say this when quoting on your blog, I'll just go ahead and say it again: These are some nice-looking shots! ...especially the wienerbrod!...but dare I ask if that is frostiing on top?

  2. Haha, -c, yes, I can confirm that it was indeed frosting on top of that wienerbrød.

  3. Oh man, does the Rundetårn ever look fun.

    Get me to the top and give me a wagon or something. ENDLESS hours of fun on the ride down!

  4. TSM, that's a hell of an idea. The question is: do you score extra points or lose points, if you hit one of the many tourists on the way down?