This month I was lucky enough to join my visiting American family for a week in Copenhagen, and Denmark was just as dreamy as I could have imagined.
Amazing modern architecture was perched directly on the waterfront
with groups of people paddling by
colorful narrow houses stood in neat rows
and fishing boats, house boats, and water sparkled all around.
I woke up to morning light at our charming historic Scandinavian guest house
and spent evenings watching the city fountains glowing in the setting sun.
The beautifully prepared Danish "smorrebrod" open sandwiches were a special treat
as were the French strawberry tarts and brownies
spicy fusion burgers with homemade fries and onion rings
and rainbows of Danish slushies.
There were day trip outings to the botanical gardens
old-fashioned amusement parks with historic wooden roller coasters
a visit to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
which featured giant Calder mobiles by the sea
larger than life Giacomettis
Yoko Ono's interactive Wish Tree
and surreal, incredible sculptures by contemporary American artist Tara Donovan
made out of everyday materials - like this piece made of vintage buttons!
See a great video of more of Tara's fascinating work here.
Any trip to Copenhagen must include a visit to the Danish Design Museum, where I saw many imaginative chairs, like this one created completely out of newspapers
others out of plastic
sleek Bauhaus tea and coffee pots
and cutlery with ultramodern, almost sculptural forms.
Copenhagen was a delightful mix of the old
and the new
from copper rooftops with patinas
to funky street art
a mix of Scandinavian flavors
and the quiet stillness of the Baltic sea.
I hope you enjoyed our little summer excursion as much as I did!
This was the first time I'd left Berlin in quite a long while,
so it was very nice for me to have a change of scenery.
Have you had any travel adventures lately?
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