Swords Into Plowshares, Danish Style. Scandinavian Adventure. Day Five. A Morning Walk Through Some Beautiful Parks.
Well not sure how much I’m going to say tonight. Just back from a nice dinner and evening walk after a long day here in Copenhagen. Met up with my sister and the rest of our group. Going to be a fun day tomorrow.
And today was too. I was up early and decided to walk around the hotel. Walked through what appeared to be a residential area. Lot of bicycles parked along the streets as they are everywhere in Scandinavia.
I came upon the Orestedspareken an oasis of green in the city. Loved the old trees and their reflections in the lake. Lot of birds singing in the trees and I even spotted a great blue heron, well that’s what it looked like anyway, in a tree.
As in all parks in large cities, this one was filled with statutes The primary theme here seemed to be characters from Greek mythology including this fellow enjoying some wine.
I also came upon a statues of the parks namesakes Hans Christian Orested , a famous Danish physicist and his brother Anders Orested a famous jurist. I later learned the park was once part of the fortress protecting Copenhagen but was turning into a park in the 1860’s
I then headed back to the hotel along two long lakes again lined with trees and with plenty of ducks and swans swimming about. Runners and bicyclists were also enjoying the view. Made my way back to the hotel to meet my sister and then was off to visit the famous World Heritage Site, the Cathedral at Roskilde . More on that tomorrow. Time to sleep. Here is a link to more photographs from my walk this morning. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/scandinavia-july-26-august-8-2015/nggallery/scandinavia-july-25-august-8-2015/copenhagen-denmark-morning-walk-july-30-2015