COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

I arrived in the beautiful Copenhagen in December 2015. Copenhagen was once a Viking fishing settlement, and you can still find traces of the Norse explorers here. If you have seen the TV series Vikings then you know what I'm talking about! If you haven't, then I highly recommend you watch it. 

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Amalienborg is the home of the Danish royal family, and is located in Copenhagen, Denmark. It consists of four identical classical palace façades with rococo interiors around an octagonal courtyard in the centre of the square is a monumental equestrian statue of Amalienborg's founder, King Frederick V. Amalienborg was originally built for four noble families; however, when Christiansborg Palace burned on 26 February 1794, the royal family bought the palaces and moved in. Over the years various kings and their families have resided in the four different palaces.

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HOW TO GET AROUND:
The public transport infrastructure of Copenhagen is among the most efficient and reliable in the world, and it is still being developed and improved. Public transport will get you anywhere you wish to go in the capital region. With a City Pass you can enjoy unlimited travel on buses, trains and the metro in Copenhagen in zones 1-4, from the moment you arrive in Copenhagen via the airport. You can buy the tickets upon arrival in the airport or in advance so you can travel easily from and to the airport without having to think about where to purchase tickets.

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Copenhagen's Nyhaven, is included of colorful buildings line the canal and hint at a history of small-vessel traffic. Like many ports, this strip has a salty history, rich with sailors, drinking and literary exploits. Danish author Hans Christian Andersen made his home in Nyhavn as well. It's cleaned up now and is a lovely place for a stroll.

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Fish Kiss in Copenhagen is a pedicure salon dedicated to dead-skin eating fish. You sit with your feet in the fish tank... I certainly did not try it but maybe you do!  

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 Replica of Michelangelo's  David.  A bronze cast stands in front of the Kongelige Afstøbningssamling, the Danish Royal Cast Collection at the  Langelinie  Promenade in Copenhagen. 

Replica of Michelangelo's David. A bronze cast stands in front of the Kongelige Afstøbningssamling, the Danish Royal Cast Collection at the Langelinie Promenade in Copenhagen. 

 
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You cannot go wrong with the food in Copenhagen!

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Having fun with the costumes at the museum! 

 I saw a picture of Iran's previous King and thought it was nice to go down memory lane. 

I saw a picture of Iran's previous King and thought it was nice to go down memory lane. 

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The Copenhagen Opera House is designed by Danish architect Henning Larsen. t totals 41,000 square metres. Five of the fourteen storeys are subterranean. The main stage of the opera seats an audience of 1400. 

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 The Little Mermaid statue was commissioned in 1909 by  Carl Jacobsen , son of the founder of  Carlsberg , who had been fascinated by a ballet about the fairytale in Copenhagen's Royal Theatre and asked the ballerina,  Ellen Price , to model for the statue. The sculptor  Edvard Eriksen  created the bronze statue, which was unveiled on August 23, 1913. [5]  The statue's head was modelled after Price, but as the ballerina did not agree to model in the nude, the sculptor's wife,  Eline Eriksen , was used for the body. This statue has been damaged and defaced many times since the mid-1960s for various reasons, but has been restored each time.

The Little Mermaid statue was commissioned in 1909 by Carl Jacobsen, son of the founder of Carlsberg, who had been fascinated by a ballet about the fairytale in Copenhagen's Royal Theatre and asked the ballerina, Ellen Price, to model for the statue. The sculptor Edvard Eriksen created the bronze statue, which was unveiled on August 23, 1913.[5] The statue's head was modelled after Price, but as the ballerina did not agree to model in the nude, the sculptor's wife, Eline Eriksen, was used for the body. This statue has been damaged and defaced many times since the mid-1960s for various reasons, but has been restored each time.

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THE REAL ESTATE

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The Copenhagen airport... beautiful architecture! 

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