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Autumn 2016 Travels in Europe: The Canals of…Copenhagen

Friday, October 21, 2016

It was a rainy day in the morning in Copenhagen, and we decided to take a canal ride. It is amazing how many canals there are in the city–not as many as in Venice, more like Amsterdam. We cruised by many of the city landmarks and picked out a few we wanted to revisit. When the sun came out, people filled the squares and outside cafes in order to catch the welcome rays.

We learned that the Danish people do not eat breakfast as we know it. They eat lightly. I suppose that is why we call a sweet roll a “Danish.” That is about all they eat. Try as we might, we could not find a hot breakfast anywhere.

We appreciated the cleanliness and simplicity of design that we saw around the city. The performing art centers were on the water and filled with glass and straight lines. The old buildings were also more simply designed as there is not much gothic, baroque or rococo architecture to be found.

Here are a few adjectives to describe the Copenhagen we experienced–friendly, inviting, clean, pedestrian- and bike-friendly, expensive, water-centered, confident, efficient, urbane, educated. WEG