Copenhagen, Day 4

Fred and I went off on our own today.  We got a couple of bikes from the hotel and began our journey around town.  The weather couldn't have been more perfect.  We started off at the statue of the Little Mermaid.  This statue was commissioned in 1909 by Carl Jacobsen, the son of the founder of Carlsberg.  He gave it to the city in 1913.  The Little Mermaid is a children's fairy tale written by Han Christian Andersen who is from Denmark.

Afterward we jumped on our bikes and rode over to Normann.  A design store. 

We finally figured out why we thought nobody locks their bike in this town.  This round contraption is a lock that sits between the spokes of the wheel.  Not exactly solid but it works here.

It is pretty amazing what a bike town Copenhagen is.  There is a path for people who walk, people who bike and people who drive.  It totally works.  There are so many bikers that there is a line-up of bikers waiting for the light to change. 

We stopped for lunch at a cafe.  Nothing to write home about.  Have to say that I am just not loving the food here.  Just isn't leaving me satisfied. 

Our next stop was the Danish Jewish Museum designed by Daniel Libeskind.  We have been to Jewish museums in many cities that I consider the best; Berlin, Jerusalem and DC but I wanted to go and really check out the architecture of the space. 

The waterfront is just amazing.  This is in front of the Black Diamond, their library, overlooking the water.  People are hanging, the buildings across the water are beautiful.

Stopped into the Dansk Design Museum.  There was an event going on as they were launching an exhibit around recycled materials.

Our next stop was in the Meat Market area where there were 2 galleries we wanted to visit.  Bo Bjerggaard.  Very cool space but nothing that rocked my boat.  Here is a scultpure.

Here is another piece.

The other gallery, VI Gallery, I really liked.  Set in an old meat market.  The office is quite cool.

They were showing the work of John Copeland, an American artist.  Loved the work.  This is called Kindgom for Sale.

This one is called You Know Who I Am.  Unfortunately this piece was already sold.  I just love it even the name defines people sitting around the kitchen table.

We drove back to the hotel and left our bikes.  I met up with Emily to check out a store down the street.

Then…a little down time.


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Comments (Archived):

  1. Jeff T.

    glad you noticed the bike locks. simple and ingenious. I had pointed this out to you on your first Copenhagen post in the comments.

    1. Gotham Gal

      i know. i got it the minute i saw it.

  2. CCjudy

    Daniel Libeskind designed the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. Didnt you enjoy the meal at NOMA?

    1. Gotham Gal

      Noma is an experience worth having. At least in my book.