Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Postcard from Denmark

Hello you may have noticed I was a bit quiet on the blog front last week. All the family went back to
Denmark to say our final goodbyes to my Grandmother and lay her ashes next to my Grandfather. I know she would have been happy that we all spent some time enjoying all the Danish things she would enjoy every summer when she would always take trips back to say hello to family and friends and enjoy Danish life.

From me this trip brought back many childhood memories. It made me want to pass on some of the Danish traditions I enjoyed as a child onto Rocket. Here are some of my favourite things from the trip
if your ever in Denmark you may want to check them out.

First of all we landed in Copenhagen and stayed in a lovely apartment that my parents found on-line in Fredriksberg it's a great area quiet full of coffee shops and interesting streets and shops and an easy walk into the hustle and bustle of Copenhagen city center.

Our warm welcome at the flat

Not far away is a great area we discovered Nørrebro thanks to our Danish relatives who live near by.
It's a great place for small independent stores and cafes a family friendly area we found a great play area  for Rocket. Check out this street Jægersborggade and walk around the area I think the stores open late 11am ish. Take a walk  along Nørrebrogade  towards the canal for more great shopping streets like Ravenborggade  of vintage and design interior and fashion stores. Pop into the Assistens Cemetery it's a beautiful park  all the head stones discreetly hidden by hedges.
Local Grocery Store giant knitted carrot

Bike Recycle Bin

Store entrance

Local design store

Handmade Shoes store

One of the many independent ceramic stores

Cute Bike bell
Large plane in Play area

Vintage store in Ravenborggade

Textile store in Ravenborggade

Then walk along Fredriksborgadde and discover more shops and when you get to Nørreport Metro there is a fantastic fabric and haberdasher store called Stof 2000 and opposite there is a great indoor food market the smell is fantastic and the food looks amazing.
Stof 2000 fabric store

Stof 2000 market opposite

Sea food at the indoor market

Other great things to do is the famous Tivoli  gardens the atmosphere is quite special as it there are so many old buildings and rides you feel you have stepped back in time.

Tivoli Gardens decoration everywhere

Whale building

Oriental Theme garden

Peacock Theatre

Inside one of the restaurants

ride at Tivoli

Octopus ride Tivoli

Viking ships ride

Take a canal trip around the harbour it really worth it. It reminded me of Sydney harbour.

Modern building inspired by the cranes in the harbour

The Black Diamond

More in Part two : )

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