Denmark, Copenhagen, Canal Cruise, 4th August, 2012

The morning started off with a drive to the canal area near my last hotel.  It’s always pleasing to return to familiar territory when travelling, somehow it seems to act like a comfort blanket.  We had to wait for our open-top canal boat so a walk around the area filled in the time. Sonya was our local guide for the day.  She was very good.

It was very pleasant being on the water seeing Copenhagen the way it would have been seen by the early settlers and visitors.  Old warehouses, now turned into expensive waterside apartments nestle beside modern buildings.

Old warehouses, new apartments   (P1000080 © DY of jtdytravels)

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Little boxes, little apartments    (P1000081 © DY of jtdytravels)

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Just which city am I in?    (P1000085 © DY of jtdytravels)

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Modern architecture melds with the old    (P1000097 © DY of jtdytravels)

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The spire on Christiansborg Slot   (P10001111 © DY of jtdytravels)

Havnerundfart  (P1000114 © DY of jtdytravels)

Wonderful old spires associated with significant buildings pierce the skyline as there aren’t all that many high rise buildings in Copenhagen.

Havnerundfart    (P1000116 DY © of jtdytravels)

After our canal cruise we boarded a bus and visited the Royal Palaces.  It’s amazing how close the public is allowed to get to the palaces considering the security in place in so many places.  Mind you, the royals tend to leave the capital during the summer when there are so many tourists around.  They were in London for the Olympics on the day we visited the complex.

Nyhavn Royal Palace complex and The Marble Church    (P1000124 © DY of jtdytravels)

Our visit to the current capital over, we set off to visit the old capital, Roskilde.  D

All Photography ©  DY of jtdytravels

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