Monday, November 24, 2008

Udforsker København ... Exploring Copenhagen

Dag 3 i Danmark...dag 2 i København
Day 3 in Denmark....day 2 in Copenhagen



Solen var lys, luften var frisk, og vi var klar til at gå!
Først stop-- Lille Havefrue
(Vidste du at hun er "den mest besøgte dame" i verden? Mere en Mona Lisa!)
Hver gang vi har set den Lille Havefrue, er hun ALTID omgivet af turister! Mads og jeg har mange billeder foran den Lille Havefrue fordi vi altid bringe andre mennesker for "at møde" hende, og hvert billede er specielt!
Efter "mødet" med den Lille Havefrue, kørte vi til Carlsberg Bryggeri. Det var en rigtigt godt tur, og vi anbefaler turen til alle.... det koster 50kr for turen og 2 øl og det er MEGET interessant!

The sun was bright, the air was crisp and we were ready to go!
Først stop--The Little Mermaid
(Did you know that she is "the most visited woman" in the world? More than the Mona Lisa!)
Each time we go to see the Little Mermaid, she is ALWAYS surrounded by tourists!
Mads and I have many pictures in front of the Little Mermaid because we always bring others to "meet" her...and each picture is special!

After we "met" the Little Mermaid, we drove to the Carlsberg Brewery. It was a great tour and we recommend it to everyone... it costs about 10 dollars for the tour and 2 beers and it is VERY interesting! We drink beer quite often, but it is really cool to stop and think about how long it takes for one bottle of beer to go from start to finish!












Jeg er taknemmelig for udviklingen af Carlsbergs øl flasker... så min Viking mand kan drikke fra en flaske, i stedet for hans Vikinghorn!

I am thankful for the development of Carlsberg's beer bottles...so my Viking husband can drink from a bottle, instead of his Viking horn!



Shelly... dette billede er til dig! Nu ved vi hvorfor Benjamin Franklin er din yndlings person i historie! Ord af klogskab!

Shelly...this picture is for you! Now we know why Benjamin Franklin is your fave person from history! Words of wisdom!



Næste stop--Amalienborg Slot---hjemmet for Danmarks kongelig familie. Vi ankom på tidspunktet for mor og far at kunne se "skiftning af vagten". Det gjorde meget stort indtrydk på mine forældre hvor tæt mennesker kunne gå til dronningens hus!

Next stop--Amalienborg Castle--home to Denmark's royal family. We arrived just in time to see the changing of the guard. My parents were very impressed by how close to the queen's house that people could walk!




Selv om vejret blev koldere, ville jeg vise dem Ny Havn. Så vi gik ved siden kanalen, spiste æbleskiver og drak gløgg!


Even though the weather was getting colder, I really wanted to show them Ny Havn, so we bundled up, walked along the canal, ate æbleskiver (Danish Christmas pastry) and drank gløgg (Danish Christmas drink made from hot red wine and spices...like alcoholic wassil!)



Hvordan at lave Æbleskiver...
How to make Æbleskiver...



Vores tur til København ville ikke være fuldendt uden indkøber på Strøget.... og besøger Mads' butik!

Our trip to Copenhagen would not be complete without shopping on Strøget...and visiting Mads' shop!








I dag var en perfekt dag for os at være i København fordi det var et år siden i dag at Mads og jeg blev gift her, i Københavns Rådhuspladsen. Mine forældre kunne ikke rejse til Danmark på vores bryllupsdag, så det var MEGET SPECIEL for at dele i dag, vores 1. bryllupsdag, med dem i stedet "hvor det hele skete"!

Today was a perfect day for us to be in Copenhagen because it was one year ago today that Mads and I were married here, at Copenhagen's City Hall. My parents could not travel to Denmark for our wedding, so it was VERY SPECIAL to share today, our first wedding anniversary, with them in the place "where it all happened"!

9 comments:

PiNG aka Patti said...

Looks like you're having a great time!

urbnchic said...

I love æbleskiver!! I have actually made them in Oklahoma! I'm sure they aren't as good as the real thing!

SH said...

OK, I love that you had a Ben Franklin moment and were able to combine it with BEER!! Wonderful! Your parents look like they are having the best time!

Every time I see that Little Mermaid statue I think about how Jess said that she was tired of seeing it! ROFL!

NotQuiteDanish said...

You look so happy and so do your parents! I hope they didn't freeze their buts off! It's been excruciatingly cold here!

Paula said...

You look really happy in these pics. I am so glad to see you being able to reconnect with your family here.

LadyFi said...

Love the photos! Thanks for sharing.

Jacki said...

We have many of the same pictures, except the last time I saw the Little Mermaid she wasn't there. Some Danes had played a practical joke and used dynamite to blast her off the rock.

Enjoy your time with your parents!

Bluefish said...

Nice pictures. Where did you find the lady that made the pastry?

Nichole said...

Mmmm beer.
We always tell people its the cheapest beer in the city. For some reason the guys that are working the bar seem to like Michael and he has walked away with as many as 5 free beers before.
Æbleskiver, gløgg and Nyhavn is the perfect combination in my eyes!