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.
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.
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.
They were showing the work of John Copeland, an American artist. Loved the work. This is called Kindgom for Sale.
Then…a little down time.