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Weekly Photo Challenge: Ambience

Tivoli Gardens
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Tivoli Gardens has an ambience of a place where you can relax and share the moment with your loved ones. Don’t take my word for it. Walt Disney was a believer. When he visited it in the 50s, he was seen taking notes as he walked around the park. Four years later, he opened Disneyland in California.

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Opened in 1843, it predates Disneyland by more than a century. According to Wikipedia, it’s the second oldest operating amusement park and pleasure garden in the world superseded only by Dyrehavsbakken in Klampenborg, Denmark. Incidentally, the founding fathers might not even be aware of the hidden meaning of its name. When spelled backwards, TIVOLI means I LOV IT.

Tivoli Gardens has a wide selection of attractions in both traditional and modern settings. For one, it features the oldest wooden roller coaster called Rutschebanen built in 1914. It’s a must-see if you’re in Copenhagen.

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Wordless Wednesday: A Danish Cargobike

Location: Ærøskøbing, Denmark

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Sign of the Times
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

October 17, 2016 at 9:30 am 4 comments

Inside Denmark: The Last Goodbye

The Littl Mermaid
Location: Langelinie, Copenhagen, Denmark

After spending the weekend in Ærøskøbing, we took the ferry back to Copenhagen. Although this was supposed to be our last day in Denmark, there was still much to see. For one thing, we’d never been to Christiania, the hippie commune town within Copenhagen. But we had to move on. Late in the afternoon, we were scheduled to board an overnight ferry to Oslo, Norway.

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October 14, 2016 at 10:02 am 2 comments

Inside Denmark: Enchanting Ærøskøbing

Location: Ærøskøbing, Ærø, Denmark

Spending a weekend in Ærøskøbing was a vacation from a vacation. It’s a town with a population of 1,000 in the island of Ærø. The island itself is small measuring about 12 miles long and 3 to 4 miles wide.

Ærøskøbing was magical. On arriving there, it felt like being transported into the past with its 18th century houses and beautiful landscape.

Danish Island Wedding Danish Island Wedding

Its slow-paced lifestyle and fairy-tale setting makes it a magnet for couples wanting to get married in a hurry. It doesn’t hurt that Denmark has one of the most liberal marriage policies in the world. Since foreigners comprise the majority of applicants, it’s now called the Las Vegas of Northern Europe.

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October 13, 2016 at 8:52 am 2 comments

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