Copenhagen Denmark. Part Two. Observatories to Amusement Parks.
Sorry I didn’t finish up my tour of Copenhagen. I left after a nice lunch in a restaurant near the Stroget, over a mile long, it is one of the longest pedestrian shopping streets in the world. My sister and others from the group went to find a boat tour of the canals but I had broke my camera strap so went off to find a camera shop.
I walked up another pedestrian street Kobmagergade. Like the others is was made of cobblestone and was crowded with tourists and local shopping or looking for a place to eat. It was lined with all sorts of shops and outdoors cafes.
I came upon the Rundetarn or round tower a famous observatory with a wide spiral ramp that Peter the Great rode his horse up in 1716. Now how can you pass that up?
As are many of the parks, the gardens were built on the old fortifications protecting old town Copenhagen. The gardens were huge, including a large building, heated to house tropical plants. Rain and the late hour had me do just a brief visit to these beautiful gardens. Here is a link to some more photographs i took at the Botanical Gardens. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/scandinavia-july-26-august-8-2015/nggallery/scandinavia-july-25-august-8-2015/copenhagen-denmark-botanical-gardens-july-31-2915
I walked back to the hotels, and got ready for our groups visit to the famous amusement park dating from the early 19th century Tivoli Gardens. Walt Disney visited this magical park a number of times and they say it was his inspiration for Disneyland.
It certainly was a wonderful world were kids of all ages from 2 to 99 could find something to entertain them. We walked the park, and all of it’s beautiful lakes, gardens, shops, restaurants and rides.
We stopped for a beer and bite to eat at the parks own micro brewery and left as it was getting dark. I would have loved to stay but we had an early start the next day so walked back to our hotel after spending a very busy day in Copenhagen. Here is a link to some more photographs of magical Tivoli gardens. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/scandinavia-july-26-august-8-2015/nggallery/scandinavia-july-25-august-8-2015/copenhagen-denmark-tivoli-july-31-2015
“Fantasy, if it’s really convincing, can’t become dated, for the simple reason that it represents a flight into a dimension that lies beyond the reach of time.”
― Walt Disney