Monday, August 29, 2005

Copenhagen Photos

Four pictures cannot define five days in a city, but nonetheless...

Copenhagen is a city of islands joined together. This is one of the canals that separate the islands. In the distance, you can see one of the many bridges that are used to connect the islands. This picture also gives you an idea of what the weather was like -- mostly overcast.

Before we left, Kathy contacted someone who works with the Parliament doing some of the things Kathy does in her work with Congress. He gave us the royal treatment, including a traditional lunch, an hour of meeting on substance, and two tours -- one of a fantastic mock Parliament that's set up for high school students to learn about their government; and the other of Parliament itself. In one of the hallways of Parliament is portraits of the former prime ministers. Rather than limit themselves to traditional staid paintings, a number of the politicians selected rather funky artists to render their portraits, as this one bears out.

I can't help but be fascinated by nature wherever I go. Here I was struck by four bees hard at work on the same plant/flower.

The bulk of our time in Copenhagen was spent with other people from RateBeer as part of the European Summer Gathering. In addition to ourselves, a Canadian, a Norwegian, a Finn, a German, a few Brits, a couple of Aussies living in England, several Swedes, and a bunch of Danes were present. As we've come to expect from such gatherings, we met a bunch of genuinely neat and nice people. This photo was taken (by Kathy) on the first evening of the gathering, at the Nørrebro Brewery.

1 comment:

LoryKC said...

Funky is the perfect word for the portrait--I love it!
Looks like it was a fun trip!