Posted by: landonrordam | July 26, 2009

More Copenhagen, and a jetlagged day.

Sooo on to Thursday.  Mom and dad were still working on their jetlag, so we took it a little easy on them.  We walked down to Copenhagen, and I found some more of the places where Kierkegaard lived.  And check this out – I found a plaque that very few people know about!  I even have a book that has pictures of plaques and statues of Søren Kierkegaard, but this one is missing.  Needless to say I was very excited.

A Søren Kierkegaard plaque... that I found all by myself!  Be proud, be very proud.

A Søren Kierkegaard plaque... that I found all by myself! Be proud, be very proud.

After that we visited to Rosenborg castle, which was the King’s summer house back in the 1600s but in the early 1800s was converted into a museum, making it one of the oldest museums of its type.  Today it houses royal artifacts (TONS of them) and the crown jewels.  It cost 20 kroner to take pictures, so I was a cheapskate and kept the camera in my pocket.  I did, however, get a picture of the outside:

There is a lot of valuable crap in that building.

There is a lot of valuable crap in that building.

After that we went and visited the Rundetårn (Round Tower) again, and then we visited a few more Kierkegaard sites (one of which we had to get special permission to see… they’d had to lock it up after vandals had gotten in and made a mess of things).

Then Christian joined us at the apartment and did some work while mom and dad napped away the jetlag.  After that we went to Christian’s house and had an excellent dinner of flatfish and shrimp and vegetables.  Delicious.  I also got to see this curious camp where Marina’s son was staying for the week – let’s just say it was an experience.  A muddy experience.

But Christian’s house was very nicely decorated indeed. 

Christian's house.  Excellent dinner, excellent company, excellent surroundings.  Yay Denmark!

Christian's house. Excellent dinner, excellent company, excellent surroundings. Yay Denmark!

Then we made it home and went to bed.  Not a terribly exciting day, but the next one is very fun-filled, believe me.  Here’s your take-home picture of the day:

This man was guarding the goodies at Rosenborg.  Looks like a boring job, but I wouldn't cross him.  And yes, that's a bayonet on the end of his rifle, in case you needed extra intimidation.

This man was guarding the goodies at Rosenborg. Looks like a boring job, but I wouldn't cross him. And yes, that's a bayonet on the end of his rifle, in case you needed extra intimidation.

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  1. hopefully you and Bert can go to these fabulous sites andhe can be impressed by how old all these places are and how different from the US! Vikings, cathedrals, castles, and RORDAMS…..quaint streets….so different and so fun!
    Thanks for hosting him in a few days! He has 2 BIG exams tomorrow and then he departs Atlanta around 6 p.m. on Friday!
    Love to you….do you miss your parents lots since they have departed? I am really excited Albert will be meeting Danish relatives! Love Auntie


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