Monday, October 16, 2017

Nyhavn Harbor, Copenhagen

nyhavn harbor, copenhagen

Our first visit to the iconic Nyhavn Harbor was during an on/off rain storm.  Cloudy and rainy, then clear and sunny.  Cloudy and rainy, then clear and sunny.  Over and over, within a one hour period. It made us laugh, the crazy weather.  Then we took shelter under a restaurant's canopy and enjoyed our first meal in Copenhagen.

nyhavn harbor, copenhagen

nyhavn harbor, copenhagen

nyhavn harbor, copenhagen

Friday, October 13, 2017

The Rose Garden of Kongens Have

rosenborg castle gardens, copenhagen, Kongens Have
Kongens Have, also known as the "King's Garden" or "Rosenborg castle gardens" includes a beautiful rose garden. This top photo was taken on the short path from the castle to the garden.

rosenborg castle gardens, copenhagen, Kongens Have, rose garden

rosenborg castle gardens, copenhagen, Kongens Have, rose gardens

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Rosenborg Slot, Copenhagen

rosenborg slot, copenhagen, castle

One of the royal palaces in Copenhagen, Rosenborg was originally built as a summer residence. Admission to the castle is included in the Copenhagen Card.

rosenborg slot, copenhagen, castle

rosenborg slot, copenhagen, castle

rosenborg slot, copenhagen, castle

Monday, October 9, 2017

Københavns Rådhus, Copenhagen's City Hall

Københavns Rådhus, copenhagen city hall

After our successful trip to Germany and Austria, my friend Krystal and I decided to try again.  This time, we found $300 airfare to Copenhagen, Denmark, and three months later, we were back in Europe.

Københavns Rådhus, copenhagen city hall

The first thing we did after taking the train into Copenhagen from the airport was visit the Københavns Rådhus (city hall).  We arrived just in time for the early tower tour. Up the steps we climbed for wonderful views of the city.  The cost of the tour was included with the Copenhagen Card we purchased at the airport.  That pass would take care of our travel and entrance fees to different attractions over the next three days.

Københavns Rådhus, copenhagen city hall

Københavns Rådhus, copenhagen city hall

Monday, October 2, 2017

Japanese Gardens in Portland, Oregon

japanese gardens, portland, oregon
A highlight of our visit to Portland, the Japanese Gardens provided many opportunities for reflection and relaxation...and many instances of delight.  Highly recommended.

japanese gardens, portland, oregon

japanese gardens, portland, oregon

japanese gardens, portland, oregon