When you have visitors you want the weather to be perfect. Luckily, when Ann & Ian came to visit us we had some of the sunniest and warmest days of the year. Of course we had planned a little tour of places to see depending on the weather, and we started off with a nice walk in Dyrehaven, the deer park.
In the winter we don't seem to see many of the Red Deer but here are a few images of the Fallow Deer...
In the middle of the park stands Hermitage Palace built for Christian VI to host royal banquets during royal hunts in Dyrehaven. The Palace had a particularity in that the table could be hoisted from the basement to the dining room, allowing the King and his guests to dine without any waiters present, or "en ermitage" (in solitude), hence the name of the castle. Below is one of the outdoor features.
From there we walked to Bakken (the hill).
Bakken is the oldest theme park in the world (1583) and is located on the southern end of Dyrehaven. It had opened the day before and although it was quiet when we arrived it quickly became busier.
Bakken and Dyrehaven are not very far from one of Copenhagen's beaches called Bellevue Beach. I have talked about this beach several time on the blog before but here are a few more photos...
Those of you who have read the blog before would know the Lifeguard Tower. I do like to photograph it. So here are a few more images featuring the Lifeguard Tower...
Ann and Ollie (below) originally sat on the other side of the bench but Ann wanted to face the sun. Well, this is the official reason. The real reason is because on the other side there were a few people sunbathing and chatting completely naked and Ann didn't want to see all those willies moving around! But don't tell anyone...
'Un Mercato' is a restaurant in the Halle near Nørreport (Torvehallerne). The choice is limited to only just a few dishes but they are very tasty.
Another day means more places to visit. Kastellet is the perfect place for another relaxing and circular walk around the foundations of a fort surrounded by sea and grass.
There's even a windmill and a church by the Barracks.
Copenhagen cityscape: very little high rise buildings.
Of course the Little Mermaid was part of our walking tour...
Modern sculptures and my reflection through the window of a building by the docks.
Soaking up the sun whenever it comes out! (above)
The hands of a sailor (below).
And of course a huge gourmet burger for lunch at Nyhavn.
That day was also Copenhagen's half marathon. I would have done it but it was more important to show Copenhagen to our guests ;)
Above: Lady Gaga, if you read this blog and decide to use the outfits above please mention 'Capture Copenhagen'.
And this concludes part 1...