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After showing you Copenhagen from above, it’s time to give you some impressions of some of the famous sights in this great city. These colorful houses at the canal are a must-see.

Although Copenhagen offers great public transport including metro, city railway and bus, I recommend to explore as much as you can by foot.

The Little Mermaid – another must-see. Expect to find a lot of tourists here who wait in line to take a photo.

If you take different routes from the usual, you can find some interesting architecture.

This is the old sugar factory. What a fascinating building.

More to come soon – stay tuned and happy Easter everyone!

Copenhagen, capital of Denmark. In this post I am focusing on views from above, but first we must find an elevation… While there are quite a few possibilities in the largest city of this country, this one here is special. A friend of mine gave me the tip of a nice church where the last third of the way to the top is via a circular staircase on the outside:

A word of warning: If you have a problem with heights, this is not for you. The staircase gets narrower the higher you get and at the very top there is only space for one person, back against the wall, chest pressed against the rails.
The view you get though is very rewarding. It was windy, so the lighting conditions changed rather quickly.

I could have spent hours up there, watching clouds passing by, throwing their shadows…
Hope you liked this quick “overview” – more pictures from Copenhagen in the coming weeks.

Take care!

A quick one for the weekend whilst I prepare a new batch of pictures.
I went for a nice trip to the beach in Aarhus where I had a longish walk. The Baltic Sea was freezing cold in January, but – you won’t believe it – I saw several people jumping directly from the piers into the waves. Ouch! Although they just had a quick swim of about 10 mins or so, it must have been brutal. I told a Danish friend and he laughed it must be the Viking blood or something!

Lovely Denmark – Viborg

This time we take a break from Aarhus and visit Viborg, which is one of the oldest cities of Denmark, situated right in the heart of this country. Above you see Viborg Cathedral that was built in 1130!

Here we have a statue of Queen Margrethe I of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. (Don’t ask me about Scandinavian history, I’ve got no clue).

Not too far away there is another nice church, the Sortebrødre Kirke.

Lovely architecture in the historic city.

As I was hungry I went to a cosy restaurant…

… where I enjoyed a delicious meal. The waitress was so friendly – she even gave me an espresso for free! As a coffee junkie I could not say no to this. 😉

They have such nice colorful mailboxes in Denmark!

More interesting buildings – a museum and in the picture with the tiny trees there is an “art café”. The artist herself showcased her own paintings (many of them for sale) and offered home-baked cakes and coffee for fair prices (normally, Denmark is incredibly expensive). This building houses the oldest cellar of Viborg:

You could also get your coffee at one of these tables, but I decided to move back upstairs where I found a warm, cosy place.

Works of art wherever you turn your head.
This place was the epitome of the word Hygge for me. The owner was so friendly – like basically all people I met in Denmark.

Who can say no to such a nice piece of cake served with water melon, orange slices and cream?
It can’t get any better than this!

Hope you liked my trip to Viborg!

Today I am sharing some pictures of the ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum (please see my previous post for an introduction).
Let’s start at the rooftop with its “rainbow panorama”, a circular skywalk designed by Ólafur Elíasson. I don’t know how much time I spent there, must have been an hour. It’s just beautiful: the colors, the view, the sound, the whole atmosphere.

In the background at the right you can see the harbor with its many cranes.
View from across the skywalk:

The front entrance of the ARoS (it is higher at the backside, since it was built on the side of a hill):

At the right you can see part of the academy of music.
The staircase in the entrance area:

Inside the museum you can find all types of art.
I loved that one here:

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This sculpture is called “Boy”. It was created by the Australian artist Ron Mueck.
They installed mirrors around this guy. Look at those details!

Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

Having a vegetarian meal at a cozy place nearby (the Danish would call this Hygge). Delicious beyond description.

Hope this was worth the wait and you enjoyed my excursion to the ARoS.
There are so many great things to see there, it’s just impossible to show everything.

Have a nice week!