Disembarkation.  We had a good time on the ship—friendly crew, excellent food.  Now for our last day.  Copenhagen.  How appropriate that the Royal Yacht which we saw in Ronne followed us to Copenhagen and moored not far from us.  On the pier were the two pavilions where the royals wait to board their yacht.  Also on the pier was a fascinating sculpture  but neither of us can remember the name!  And of course as we left the pier Neptune gave us his farewell.

We walked along the water and the edge of The Citadel, one of the best-preserved star fortresses in Northern Europe (1664).  In the shape of pentagram with windmill, King’s Gate, soldiers’ barracks and outside the embankments of the citadel, the Gefion fountain (named after the goddess Gefion who plowed Zealand out of Sweden with her oxen.)  Zealand is the island on which Copenhagen is located.

We visited another large market and always drool over the selections possible!  Coffee is also available everywhere!

Visited The Church of Our Lady, the cathedral of Copenhagen for Church of Denmark.   It is in the neoclassical style of 1829, so much plainer than many churches we have visited.  It is located next to the main building of the University of Copenhagen, outside of which is a statue of Neils Bohr.

We stopped in the Church of the Holy Trinity which is near the Round Tower.  This was in contrast to the previous church.

Other interesting spires or buildings which we saw.  The Church of Our Savior with its helix spire (spire completed in 1752).  The Old Stock Exchange (1625) with its dragon spire, is one of the oldest buildings in Copenhagen.  The four intertwined dragon tails are topped with three crowns, symbolizing the Scandinavian empire (Denmark, Norway, Sweden).  The Royal Library was established in the 1660s and in 1999 the Black Diamond extension was opened.  The Black Diamond is covered in black marble and glass and tilted slightly to reflect the water.  The 8 metre tall fountain celebrates the written word.  The tower behind the current parliament building.  The spire of St. Nicholas Church – we had a nice lunch of open-faced sandwiches (typical of Denmark) in its plaza.  (There are warm blankets placed on all chairs in outdoor cafes.  I was using one!)

A few other views: former military housing now made in individual flats, bicycles everywhere!  The Stork Fountain was given to King Frederik VIII for his silver wedding anniversary in 1888.  In the same square are many old Dutch-styled buildings of the 1600s.

Nyhavn is a cobble-stoned street with colourful town houses and many cafes and restaurants

Our last morning we visited Amalienborg Palace, home of the Queen and Prince Consort, built in 18th century.    There are four mansions around an octagonal plaza.  Frederik’s Church (The Marble Church) with its green dome is outside the plaza.  It is Evangelical Lutheran.  While in the plaza we saw interesting sights!

We end with a photo of our hotel.  Built in 1787 the warehouse was constructed as  a granary with grain drying facilities.  The granary was at the heart of the bustling harbor in 1780s.




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