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September 8, 2010

more Copenhagen (and I do want more... someday...)

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From a boat tour.

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The view from the tip top of the Church of Our Saviour

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The final 150 stairs that lead to the top have been placed on the outside, rather than the inside of the building. Climbing a spiral staircase on the outside of a building was a somewhat terrifying yet exhilarating experience.

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Random photos from around the city

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Freetown Christiania is an autonomous neighbourhood within the city of Copenhagen consisting about 850 residents and 34 hectares. It is famous and infamous for many reasons and I loved it.

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I couldn't take photos of the commercial areas, but these are from the residential section.

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This is Siri. She and her boyfriend Anders were my wonderful and generous hosts in Copenhagen.

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more Danish adventures

Bangsbo park in Fredrikshavn

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On July 17th the Gills and I parted ways temporarily while I went off to explore Copenhagen.

sunset

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Rundetårn (the Round tower) is a 17th-century tower that was built as an astronomical observatory for Christian IV.

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Christian IV had the corridor made large enough so that the building could be climbed by horse and carriage (which was done in 1726 by the Czar Peter the Great). In 1888 there the tower became part of a bike race and in 1902 the first motorized vehicle ascended the tower.

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The view from the top.

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The King's Gardens

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September 7, 2010

Lyon and Denmark

Lyon's airport

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I was in Lyon to visit my friend's Rachael and Tony who you met here and here. Michaela (who is looking much more grown up now) loves the carousels in Lyon (almost as much as me!).

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I flew out of Paris towards my next adventure and spent about an hour getting dinner and wandering about before I had to get to the airport. I took this picture of the city.

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And these pictures from the air.

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I went to Denmark to visit my sister and family. She was doing a home exchange in the beautiful Northern part of the country where the scenery is beautiful, but the water is freezing.

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See how there is no one in the water...

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The misleadingly named Buried Church (most of the church has been dismantled and they left the steeple for tourists). It still looks quite fascinating as you approach though.

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The giant moving sand dune in North Jutland is pretty incredible. According to wiki, "The dune contains a total of 4 million m³ of sand. The wind moves it in a north-easterly direction up to 18 m a year."

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Denmark also has one palm beach. There are 100 palm trees that are put out by the municipality of Frederikshavn for the summer months. The water is actually fairly warm here (for the North), but that's only because the water is quite shallow.

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