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Copenhagen: Places

Giraffes at Tivoli

Giraffes at Tivoli

This is my last Copenhagen post for this visit. We explored two new spots this time and some old haunts as well. The Arken Museum for Modern Art and Frederiksborg Castle have been on our list for awhile. We had beautiful sunny days on both occasions so the walk around the lake and on the beach in both instances were breathtaking.

A visit to Copenhagen never seems to be complete unless we stroll around Tivoli’s beautiful gardens. The night we were there we hit the dance floor and took a spin along with the Big Band that was playing. They were fantastic! Afterwards we stayed to watch the fireworks and stayed cozy under the heaters, while sitting on sheepskin rugs and drinking hot chocolate. It was a perfect evening.

Oh Copenhagen, as always, I can’t wait to return!

 

Arken Museum, Homage to the Hunters from Mande, Abdoulaye Donate

Arken Museum, Homage to the Hunters from Mande, Abdoulaye Donate

Arken Museum, Lady with Anemone, Gerda Wegener

Arken Museum, Lady with Anemone, Gerda Wegener

Arken Museum, Circle of Animals, Ai WeiWei

Arken Museum, Circle of Animals, Ai WeiWei

Arken Museum, National Career Lamp, Olafur Eliasson

Arken Museum, National Career Lamp, Olafur Eliasson

A stroll on the beach outside of the Arken Museum

A stroll on the beach outside of the Arken Museum

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Frederiksborg Castle

Frederiksborg Castle, Fountain

Frederiksborg Castle, Fountain

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Frederiksborg Castle, Ballroom

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Frederiksborg Castle, Zodiac Globe

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Frederiksborg Castle, Door entryway

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Eating candy and watching the sunset

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Watching the sailboats in the Sound

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A full moon

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Lights at the Tivoli Candy Store

Riverbed

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When we traveled to Copenhagen in May, we knew that one of the museums that we definitely wanted to see was the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. It was one of the most beautiful museums I have ever had the chance to visit. The building itself was almost playful, seemingly blending modern design with a Danish coziness. They had some fabulous almost 1960’s looking brass lights in one gallery space that I just loved! As you move through each space you are surrounded by light, streaming through various windows, you never feel confined. There is an unbelievable collection of work throughout their sculpture garden and the setting is incredible as they sit on the coastline and on a clear day, you can look across and see Sweden.

I tell you all of this, because at the weekend we played a favorite game of ours: if you could be anywhere where would you be? I was thinking of Copenhagen and said I would like to be at the Louisiana Museum, sitting in the sunshine, under the Henry Moore sculpture, looking across the water to Sweden. I went to their website and discovered a magical exhibition that is taking place. Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has turned the entire south-wing gallery space into a riverbed. You actively participate in this exhibition, in that in order to see it, you must become part of it walking amongst the rocks, dirt, and flowing river.

I think this would be incredible to see. I know what that space looked like before and it would be fascinating to see it’s current transformation. Maybe, just maybe, I’ll make it to Copenhagen before the river ceases to flow.

{Copenhagen: Part 1}
{Copenhagen: Part 2}