Sunday, September 23, 2007

great dane

Got a bit bored yesterday afternoon, so I decided to daytrip it to Denmark ... Copenhagen, to be exact. Or Köpenhamn, as the Swedes call it. Or København, as the Danes say. Scandinavia is definitely nice - but sometimes it's confusing, too.

Anyway, the quick to jaunt to Copenhagen gave me an opportunity to do a little more street shooting with my camera, which I suppose is one of the reasons why I bought it in the first place. Here are a few pictures.

One of the first things you notice when walking down Strøget, the main pedestrian street in central Copenhagen, is the abundance of street musicians and performers. The guy pictured above had mad skills with the wine glasses and, although you can't really tell from the photo, attracted pretty big crowds all afternoon.

Up the spiral ramp to the top of the Rundetårn (also affectionately known as the "ice cream tower" according to Linda, my Aussie flatmate) ... for the best, 360-degree views of Copenhagen.

It's difficult not to notice the tones and curves on the way back down the Rundetårn.

Yul Anderson, a talented ex-pat Californian pianoman, provides a little street preview of his upcoming concert in Copenhagen. His bluesy-classical music style sounded brilliant in the open air on this September afternoon.

Happiness is a violin and a guitar.

Looking down Strøget at dusk.

The fun and colourful Tivoli Gardens in central Copenhagen. Built in 1843, Tivoli is one of the world's oldest amusement parks. I thought the giraffe on the merry-go-round was pretty cool.

I didn't expect to see Chinese lanterns and a pagoda in Tivoli but hey, there you go.

The main entrance to Tivoli, at night.


  1. You didn't expect to see those lanterns, well you do now because on the 25th of September it will be mid-autumn festival day for the Chinese, Koreans and Japanese. Remember those fattening moon cakes. Yum! Yum! And Yum! Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  2. You're getting pretty darn good with that camera of yours. Europe is so picture-friendly, so pretty.

  3. Excellent sights. Glad to see the traveling is happening.

  4. oh wow. I want to go there so bad. I'm so glad that I get to live through you though :) thanks for the pics.

  5. Donna ... Hey there, thanks for the compliment. It's not difficult getting good shots in Europe: all I have to do is point a camera at it and press a button ... Europe takes care of the rest.

    M ... Me, too! And yet, I want to travel some more ...

    Katie ... You're welcome ... and thanks for continuing to log in! You're going to have to visit Sweden someday.