Roskilde, Denmark, Scandinavian Adventure Day Five. A Visit With The Danish Rulers And Viking Ships.
Sorry but harder than I thought to find the time to post a blog everyday. Hard enough to just edit the many photographs I’m taking and to write in my journal. But I hope to get better at it. It is early on the morning here and have a few moments before we are off to Oslo, Norway. Can’t believe we are leaving beautiful Copenhagen already.
I was so glad my sister Linda, and two fellow travelers Chris and her sister Katie decided to take a train ride to the ancient fishing village and later prosperous medieval town of Roskilde.
The train network here in Denmark, like Sweden is remarkable. We had to ask a few questions at the central station in Copenhagen but the ride went smoothly and we enjoyed seeing some of the Danish countryside.
Upon arrival in Roskilde we made our way to the town square and found the majestic, towering Roskilde Cathedral, burial grounds to the Danish kings and queens for a thousand years. I will do another post with photos when I get home, but believe me it was spectacular and impressive.
We then hiked to the harbor and visited the informative Viking museum. An informative presentation of the five Viking ships that were preserved it the waters of the harbor. Again time prevents me from posting more photos but I will.
After a nice lunch we made our way back to the train station. The beauty of the Cathedral and this quaint historic town will not be forgotten. Off for a quick breakfast and hope to post an entry from Norway. Have a great day.
Here is a link to some more photographs from our visit to Roskilde. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/scandinavia-july-26-august-8-2015/nggallery/scandinavia-july-25-august-8-2015/roskilde-denmark-july-30-2015
History is a cyclic poem written by Time upon the memories of man. ~Percy Bysshe Shelley