>The first thing you see when leaving the ship in Copenhagen is the Little Mermaid. If you are not expecting it it is hard to believe you have stumbled upon the real Little Mermaid. She was busy today. I remember climbing on her once years ago. Probably not too proper a thing to do. But if you have discovered the village of Christiania, all conventions go out the window.
I will not take you to Christiania today. I am not sure if you are ready for that kind of mayhem.
Today I did not spend a lot of time out. I had a piano tuner to tend to, and he was a little demanding. I would catch him partaking of the buffets when he was supposed to be tuning.
The port area is beutiful. Right near a park, a moat, windmills, and this old Anglican church.
I have always loved this old church. It is the only Anglican church in Denmark, I learned today, and it was my lucky day, since this was the first time I had ever seen it open to public. It must have been a Wednesday.
And then you find the canal with the boats. It’s beautiful on a sunny day, or during the Jazz festival. They have bands along the canal, and I remember being impressed by the fact that people were allowed to drink beer on the streets.
At 9 pm I met Barbera, my roomie from back in March, who went home to work in one of the leading hotels. She made her debut in this blog with the bird story.
When she met me at the ship with her bike, I had to run and get mine as well.
Her bike was huge!! I had a laugh at it and its kick stand. But she could way outpedal my little fold-up bike. Plus, it turns out she payed the same price for her bike as I did for my car. Gulp..
She shows me her favourite castle. Guarding the entrance are two lions, one of which has a loose tongue. This is where the King stashed an extra key, for his lovers to come in, or for himself, if he came home at an odd time. Next time I will have more time to go and see the lion’s tongue personally. Maybe he left me a key!! 😉
I think the alcohol content alone made up for the price. I found my way back to the ship in time for our Midnight sail away.
Today, in Copenhagen again, I am meeting Babs for breakfast. I plan to see the lion’s tongue up close!