Saturday, December 19, 2009

Copenhagen, multicultural metropolitan city - Day 2

24th September 2008 - Sunny, again~

So many things to see, so little time. And the uncle and aunties take their own sweet time to head out!

By the time we reach Copenhagen city center again, it was already around 11am...

Since there were so many things to see, we don't even know which one to begin with. We quickly rush to the Rosenborg as our first stop.

Rosenborg Castle and Treasury, Copenhagen Denmark

Rosenborg Castle is not only a beautiful historic renaissance palace, it is also a fascinating museum of cultural history, which houses some of Denmark’s greatest cultural treasures, not least the Crown Jewels and the Danish Crown Regalia. And exibits about the Danish monarchy through 300 years.
The beautiful garden right next to the palace


No photos within the palace, as bringing camera in must pay extra. Knowingly museums like this always cost a bomb (remember how a can or tuna cost me RM15?). After visiting the place, we decided make ourselves comfortable by starting to dig into the food bag for lunch sandwiches. Hehe... the sun was warm today, what more can we ask for?


Surrounding Rosenborg is a beautiful park.

After that, we started wandering through the Latin Quarters. One of the oldest areas in the city, it is full of 17th-century buildings that were built by the architect king, Christian IV. Although there have been dwellings here since medieval times, most of them were destroyed in the disastrous fire that spread across Copenhagen in 1728 . Today, the Latin Quarter is a lively and bustling student area brimming with shops and cafés.





The Latin Quarter is also home to Copenhagen’s university, where Latin used to be the spoken language.


Past by an ice cream kiosk, bought two with much enthusiasm, only to find it was own by an Italian *roll eyes*


We eventually came back to Strøget again from Latin Quarter.


Then walk out to the main area where the city hall is at



By this time, we wasn't sure what else to do. So we wanted to see few more museums with our Copenhagen 1-day pass before it expires.

Was looking forward to see the famour Ny Carlsberg Glypotek.

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek houses over 10,000 works, divided into two principal collections. One is of works from the Mediterranean cradle of Western culture, including classical Egyptian, Roman and Greek antiquities and Romanticist sculptures. The other of Danish and French art from the 19th and 20th centuries, which includes paintings by Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Cézanne and van Gogh, as well as several bronze sculptures by Degas. The building, completed in 1897, is quite impressive - it is an attraction in its own right, especially the sub-tropical winter garden.

But it was close early! SIGH!!

Then we decided to see the free Nationalmuseet (The National Museum), which was very good actually and close later at 6pm.


This museum that portraits the national history of the country, is regarded as one of the best in Europe. Apart from a huge, well laid out and informative collection of national artifacts, the most impressive being the ones from the Viking age. It also holds a collection of classical and oriental artifacts - including an Egyptian mummy

Good thing is we can actually bring our camera in!



Was very tire with all the walking throughout the whole day. So by the time we reach the Copenhagen central train station to take a train home to Hilleroed, we were reluctant to walk nearer to the other end where to main building is at.

Stock photos from Virtual Tourist

As the train came, we realize we were too far away from where the train stopped. Alas! The train actually left without us. Luckily as I've say, there's a train every 30min, so we just have to wait for the next one with patience. But that just show you how big and busy the train station is!

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