Thrill Seekers

Golden Tower - Tivoli Gardens This scary ride is a free fall drop from 200 feet. Imagine that sensation! Thrill seekers stand in line for hours to get scared to death. Why? Thought for the Day: Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or … Continue reading Thrill Seekers

Danish Castle

Rosenborg Castle, Copenahgen The Rosenborg Castle was originally built as a summer home for the Danish royal family in 1606. Subsequent expansions, completed in 1624, brought it to its present size. Royal heirlooms are on display inside; e.g. King Christian IV's crown, King Christian III's jewel- encrusted sword, and the Danish Crown Jewels. Thought for … Continue reading Danish Castle

Bicycles

The most common mode of transportation in Copenhagen is the bicycle.  On any given day about 90% of the work force (including students) use a bicycle to get to school/work.  Less than 20% of the population own a car.  This is a typical street scene. I noticed that few of the bikes had locks.  I … Continue reading Bicycles

Viking Ship

The Viking ship museum in Copenhagen has five different ships that have been salvaged, reassembled the found pieces, and preserved.  They are kept inside the museum under very strict climate controls.  Danes are very proud of their Viking history. The Viking ship in this photo is a replica used for leisurely tours of the harbor. … Continue reading Viking Ship