Monday, June 29, 2015

Wonderful Copenhagen

 Rather a dull day - to the right is the bow of our ship The Braemar and central is Queen Margrethe's yacht which she uses quite often.

 The Little Mermaid who has to sit on her rock for 300 years before she can become human.  She has been there since 1913.  I'll leave you to 'do the math!'
 This coach was our transport for the day.  Our captain always managed to get us an excellent berth so we avoided long trips into the town.
 The summer residence - Rosenborg Castle which houses the Crown jewels.  Now those I would have liked to see.

 I suppose he is guarding the jewels.
 A city of bicycles
 Just a drive-by view of the Tivoli Gardens.
 This seemed to be a covered trike for Mum and child.. 
 Here is where the Royal Family live so they are much more accessible than ours.  The Crown Prince has four children and one can see them going to school etc.  Sadly we didn't  but the band was a bonus
 The courtyard of the Amalienborg Palace  I put this link on Face Book and as far as I can see no-one has read it.
I hope you will.  It is relevant to us all and you may find it reassuring.  Thank you.


Anonymous said...

We had a lovely evening in the Tivoli going on the rides a few years ago. I was surprised how small the Mermaid was - well she is the Little Mermaid so I suppose the clue is in the title!

I saw the dementia link but didn't feel up to clicking on it.

Pat said...

rosneath: I don't think I would have been brave enough to try the rides.
Re the link - and sadly the very word dementia puts people off. Many of us - as we are getting older - notice increasing forgetfulness, lack of concentration and generally being less on the ball - including me.
Listening to her made realise all things I can do and increasingly have had to do since Alastair died and I found that reassuring. Ten years ago I wouldn't have thought I could do it. Now I know I can and give myself a pat on the back:)

angryparsnip said...

Lovely Rosenborg Palace grey day and all.
The grounds look so beautiful.

I haven't seen your link yet but after the last two years of trying to figure out what was wrong with my eyes and brain.... Forgetful, can't remember all sort of bad things.
Turns out I am killing off brain cells, not enough oxygen at night. I have an oxygen therapy at night and boy is it wonderful not to wake up every morning with a headache.

cheers, parsnip

Ms Scarlet said...

I have recently found that drinking more water makes me a lot less addled, and this seems to have sorted out a few other problems as well... sometimes health issues can be sorted by the simplest of remedies, like air and water!!
Lovely pics, Pat.

Pat said...

Parsnip: oxygen therapy sounds a great idea. Thank goodnes they spotted it.

Scarlet: we all tend to get a bit dehydrated. The only harm I have ever heard from someone drinking water was when Anthony Andrews
playing in PYGMLION had to be rushed to hospital having nearly drowned himself in it.
Great that you have solved a health problem.

Kim Ayres said...

Never been to Denmark, although it's on my list of places I'd like to visit.
I watched the video from the link, but as a man without faith in any higher being, I didn't find it so comforting

neena maiya (aka guyana gyal) said...

You went to Hans Christian Anderson land! For me, that's what Denmark's all about :-)

My cousin and her husband went there last year, she said it's beautiful.

Pat said...

Kim: bless you for watching the video. It meant a lot to me because my brother died with Alzheimer's and it was like hearing his voice. For years until he died he was in an impenetrable fog which we couldn't break through. Although I do have faith no way do I find dementia inspiring. It is a horrible disease. I was comforted that she at least could still enjoy life and it made me realise that I couldn't do what I do if I had dementia when I worry about forgetting things.

Pat said...

Neena: you realise - on a cruise like this - I literally had half a day in Denmark. The good thing is one can go many times and still have things to see.

neena maiya (aka guyana gyal) said...

Aiye, I forgot, it's a cruise, and the trip on shore is short. Did you feel the magic though? :-)

Pat said...

Neena: I have to be honest. Not this time. I did in the mountains tho'

Nea said...

Such a positive attitude, did you you hear this program on BBC radio 4 just last week

The Doctors's Dementia

I found it inspiring, as I did the video you linked to. Hope my link works :)

Pat said...

Nea: no thank you for that. I'll try to access it.

Pat said...

Nea: so much for memory. Of course I had heard it - made a point of listening to it and then the video erased it from my memory!!!!

rashbre said...

Interesting to see your look around of Copenhagen. I worked in the city for a time and for the first part I lived within a few minutes walk of the Little Mermaid, before I moved to somewhere more central.