This week school starts again and they are all nervous and worried. New grade, new teachers, for the youngest its a new school all together. So we just had to take a small trip and clear our minds a bit. We went to Copenhagen, the town where I used to go as a child when it was really special. Copenhagen in itself is a buzzing city, filled with all kinds of people, all kinds of culture and all kinds of food. For us in Sweden, Denmark was a bit of forbidden fruit, easy to get a beer when not of age, stores filled with liqour, ladies smoking fat cigars, everything very laidback and nothing seemed impossible. Except perhaps for the sometimes incomprehensible language....
|Icecream in waffelcone, complete with chocolatedrops!!!|
As a teenager, Tivoli was the perfect spot! Tivoli is an old amusementpark, in the very centre of this great city. Madame Tussauds and Ripleys Believeitornot was also popular.
The Tivoli park itself opened in 1843 and was an inspiration to H C Andersen when he wrote the story of the Nightinggale. It burnt down during worldwartwo but was restored again. At first there was exotic buildings and wonderful gardens and merrygorounds. Today there are several theatrescenes, open spaces for picnic and play, plenty of rides for all ages, a large aquarium and fish and birds by the ponds. The streets in the park are lovely and if you are lucky, there will be parades with musicians in bright red uniforms, children or adults!!All over you can buy candy, icecream and food, beverages of all kinds and also souvenirs and toys. The flowers and trees and decorations are brilliant, there is a calm and sothing feeling about the place, even if you can hear the screaming and bellowings all over. My absolute favourite since my teens, is the rollercoaster from 1914!!!
So why did I loose my voice? Well, I'm not very noisy normally, but placed in a rollercoaster or other frightening ride, I become an absolute stranger to our girls, denying they ever knew me. Until the ride is over and we are well out of sight from people.......
|Here is one more, surrounded by the most beautiful flowers|
|Plenty of fountains along the streets of Tivolihaven, have=garden.|
|White peacocks????!! Well, in Denmark they walk around!!|
|Our Angles Trumpet never got this big!!!|
|The youngest loves flowers, these were found around the fountains!!|
|And she loves rides too, often more violent ones than the rest of us!!! This was not one of those. My feet are not dangling up there, I can tell you!!|
|This one she wanted to ride but we wouldn't let her......OOOO!!!|
She said: I turn 15 next year, then I will ride it!!!
|Here we are, strolling along the streets of Chinatown!!|
|India - The Taj Mahal in Tivolistyle. In christmastime this palace with its fountain is absolutely ravishing!|