Copenhagen is beautiful in the sunshine!
The Ny Carlsberg Glypotek Museum built in 1888 has a glorious winter garden.
The architecture and design are stunning.
I didn’t notice the swastika below until after taking this photo. I was appalled and Googled the explanation for this. It was reportedly the logo for the Carlsberg beer company that built the museum in the 1880’s having no connection to the Nazi swastika, instead representing good luck.
The Glypotek has a world class collection of art. The Egyptian antiquities are remarkable. I will post some amazing wooden, painted art from 2700 BC soon!
The museum has an substantial collection of impressionists, including three Van Gogh’s.
The stunning blue Fredericks Church built of marble was founded in 1740.
It’s interior dome is almost blinding in the summer sun!
We are leaving today for Finland and internet will be much more constrained. I will blog and catch up on your posts when possible!
Cheers to you from beautiful and sunny Solskin~
149 thoughts on “København i Solskin~”
I like your photos Cindy, thanks for sharing.
I like you Ranu! Thank you for commenting & cheers to you! <3
Das sind Schöne Fotos. Klasse.Freundliche Grüsse von uns. Wolfgang 😊
Vielen danke Wolfgang und Freundschaft!
Another classic piece. Thank you!
So kind! Thank you~
Another classic piece. Thank you!
Stunning captures, Cindy! Thank you for sharing them with us.
Thank you for appreciating them & cheers!
Glorious colours. The swastika featured in our Cathedral (now in ruins) but there was a notice explaining that it pre-dated the Nazis and was a symbol of good, completely appropriate to the age of the Cathedral.
Yes, the building is as it was built and so gorgeous. Hugz to you my friend~
Thank you also for this explanation my friend! <3 <3
Love and enjoy the architectural designs
So happy you do! <3
A fun place to visit. I like this kind of place. You made me wondering what the meaning of swatika. Have to google soon 🙂
Let me know what else you learn! I am no expert! Hugz to you my friend~
Magnificent photos of Copenhagen, Cindy! It’s beautiful in sunshine.
Gratitude for you my friend! <3
Absolutely beautiful pictures.
xxx Huge Hugs xxx
So kind and so appreciated!
As always beautiful, breathtaking!
You are so kind! <3
Gorgeous. Such a beautiful place to explore;)
Always such wonderful surprises!
Glad you shared your photos as I can feel the sense of place. Looking forward to Finland.
Leaving in just a momentito! So happy to have you along, but I fear the internet will be far more infrequent. Still I will try and post. <3 <3
Great photos. The swastika is a symbol from antiquity. You will probably get 612 complaints regardless. They’ll get over it.
I love Van Gogh too. If you get to Amsterdam the Van Gogh museum is a must.
I visited the Van Gogh museum with my son and husband a few years ago. Just magnificient! Cheers to you~
Glad for your well informed support! Thank you~
Lovely photos, as usual. The swastika is a REALLY ancient symbol. Here’s the Wikipedia info site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika
Thank you, thank you. I considered editing it out but it is part of the building and would ruin the gestalt of the photo! Besides it has a earlier and quite different meaning.
Dear Cindy. I see you got some of the best of Copenhagen. Really great pictures with beautiful light. The church is one of my favorites 🙂
There are some truly special churches in the world and this is one of them! <3
It is simply stunning! Thank you~
I love the ceilings. I’m always knocked out by the patient workmanship of such things.
It might interest you to know that the swastika is a very ancient symbol originally meaning earth or eternity and more recently good luck. Once a very worthy symbol to many and, in distant parts of the world, still so. The spoilers don’t leave much untouched. Enough of that, have a :star: <3 :star:
Yes, I know of the swastika’s ancient history but was concerned others might not. Not you of course Graham~
Oh I see. 🙂
Nice photos! Be careful on your trip to Finland. There may still be a few Vikings pillaging up north. They like to get that business out of the way before winter sets in.
Thanks for sharing.
Ohhhhh, I hope I get their pics! Cheers to you Wally!
More beauty of the Old World…
So happy you think so & cheers to you~
Loved Copenhagen. Beautiful pic.
So glad you do & cheers to you~
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We have been following Cindy Knoke on her travels in Europe and she has posted some photographs of a city that I have never visited but would love to. Copenhagen. Want to visit even more now…
Oh I am honored and so pleased you enjoyed! Cheers to you and hugz too!
Brautiful beautiful beautiful.
Tak! Tak! Thak! <3
So amazing and fill sky heart with awe at the beauty of the places you ate photographing.
I am happy you explained that nazi swastika.
These are just beautiful.
Your thoughtfulness is so very appreciated! Cheers to you!
Love this architecture!!
So do I!!! 🙂
What a fantastic place! Not like I imagined at all. Beautiful photos as always.
Kind bloggers like you keep me posting! Cheers and gratitude~
Finland, now! Wow!
Copenhagen looks amazing! Take care on your travels!
So happy you are coming along Resa! It makes it so much more fun!
Wonderful photos and background Cindy. I would love to see some of these treasures live. Enjoy your trip!
So kind & cheers to you!
Wow! Beautiful pictures.
Awwww, thank you my friend <3
Love your fantastic photos, Cindy! 🙂
You are just a remarkably good person Bette. The world needs so many more of you.
So glad you do my friend!
Your photos are, as usual, breathtaking. I can’t imagine seeing these things in person! 🙂
I can’t wait until you do!!! <3 <3
Amazing that a symbol from one of the dark periods in history was once a symbol of luck.
The Naziis perverted it~
We were last there in 1986 – 28 years ago! – and I actually remembered some of the places from your photos. Thanks for trip back!
Oh how wonderful. My husband was here 45 years ago!!! A first for me though~
Beautiful photos! A lifetime ago, while studying for my degree in engineering and physics, I had a strong side-interest in mythology. The gammadion cross/swastika, as a symbol of eternity/the sun/peace/luck (take your pick) is more than three-thousand years old, and has only recently (historically speaking) been associated with hate-groups. Such a pity.
Fascinating and you are right, very sad. Physics and mythology, no wonder I like you! 🙂
Love that winter garden.
I did too!!! Thank you~
Little Copenhagen is so beautiful. What is called swastika is a mirror image of symbol of Buddhism, since 500 B.C., which you will see all over Japan.
I didn’t know this! Fascinating! This is why living in other countries makes you smarter! <3
Like the Van Gogh… hadn’t seen that work before.
I hadn’t either which is why I posted it! Plus it is gorgeous!!
Thanks for sharing. Long time ago, I did see photos from my home country 😀
Oh, it is so beautiful as are the people! <3
Thanks Cindy, I lived in Copenhagen for some years and love the possibilities for explore the culture there 😀
Oh how lovely that must have been! Lucky you~
The photos are stunning Cindy, the buildings are so colourful and beautiful; Copenhagen is definitely worth a visit.
Interesting about the swastika.
Yes, I am glad people are understanding the difference!! Copenhagen is clean, friendly and beautiful. You will love it!
Nice post from sunny København! My Danish is quite rusty, but I could guide you in Finland! I was born there and hope you’ll have a great time. When you say internet will constrained, are you going to the very north of Finland? Lapland?
We are on a ship now and will be for the next eleven days. The maritime satelite is very limited. Right now we are in Norway and will be in Sweden next and then Helsinki Finland, only for two days! Wish it was more. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated! <3 <3
Two days is a very short visit, but here I go. Architecture: Temppelinaukion rock church, a beautiful walk to see buildings from Senaatintori to Torikortteli to Kauppatori, where you can buy anything and everything Finnish. Museums: Ateneum – classic Finnish art, Kiasma – modern art and Seurasaari outdoor museum. Suomenlinna – a historic fort on a small island just outside Helsinki; Sibelius Monument, Esplanadi park, Korkeasaari Zoo 😀 and many other famous buildings and churches…like the Kamppi Chappel and Uspenski Cathedral….hope you get nice weather!
Are you going to stop in Stockholm as well? My other home town until 1990s…want a list?
You have just provided our itinerary! Thank you so much I am quite excited as I type here in Germany in a lovely Hof!!! <3 <3
Oh Cindy – those photos are phenomenal! Thank you for sharing. What a feast for the eyes. 🙂
Such kindness keeps me blogging! Cheers to you and hugz too~
Oooh, I would love to see Copenhagen! Gorgeous photos, Cindy!
So happy you enjoyed and cheers to you! <3
Your pictures are so lovely, so filled with life!
Your comment is kind and appreciated!
Sehr schöne Bilder, vielen dank…❤❤❤
Beautiful pictures, thank you…❤❤❤
Vielen danke und freundschaft! <3 <3
Your photos are gorgeous – thanks for taking the time to share and happy travels.
Thank you for taking the time to write this kind comment!
So much beauty, Cindy. 🙂
So kind and so appreciated! <3
That looks very impressive. Definitely worth a visit. Thanks for sharing this with us!
Thank you more for appreciating it & cheers to you~
Wow what fantastic gorgeous architecture! Have a wonderful holiday, Hugz Lisa and Bear
Hugz back to you two & so glad you are tagging along!
I know you’re off having fun again as your photos show, Cuz. They’re beautiful, as always. I’d heard Copenhagen was beautiful…, now I have the evidence. Waiting to hear from Finland. Big hug…, travel safe – both of you !
Hugz back to you cuz and you keep in touch better than the rest of the Barton’s!!!!! 😉 😉
Stunning captures – so glad the sun was out for you. The summer I visited it rained and rained but it was still a beautiful city with all it’s architecture, history and bakeries! 🙂
Gorgeous place and I bet it is lovely in the the winter too!
Winter would be DIVINE!!! 🙂
Hot chocolate and warm fires and stunning seas! I’m in……
Sounds like a plan – Christmas in Copenhagen has a lovely ring to it! Are you cruising?
We are now, but we be back on land travel mode soon. We are now in Russia. What a trip! 😉
How fabulous – safe travels and beware the Russian vodka – it bites! 🙂
They offer it all the time! So far I have managed to avoid it, although my husband says it is incredible!
Lucky you, intrepid traveler! I can understand your reaction to the swastika. When I was in Bali two yrs ago, I saw one on a car and was so startled by it. But then I reminded myself that it was an ancient Hindu symbol that was in no manner connected to Hitler’s abuse of it.
I am just very glad that so many people know the history. WP boggers are just smart~
Cindy – Your photos are marvelous and you have a wonderful array of sites to enjoy.
Very glad you are enjoying and the best to you my friend!
When I think about what went into building these magnificent museums I am awestruck!
Time, talent, love and dedication. Very moving to me too! <3
This where some amazing pictures, and actually quite sadly ironic that the swastika actually represented good luck when it brought so much misery. Quite informative.
Yes terribly sad is so right, for so many…….
Stunning, as always!
Honored, thank you!
That swastika symbol goes back a long way, a Celtic, Indian and Greek symbol, and I think even Chinese too. It does look alarming up there on that old ceiling, I think I would have felt the same if it had been my picture I’d taken. It’s amazing how powerful icon images are, whatever ‘we’ associate them with ‘is’ what it means to us. I’m taking a guess the Nazi’s thought it would bring them luck? Obviously not that effective!
Copenhagen looks like a beautiful place with some wonderful history, thanks for taking me on your trip! 🙂
What a thoughtful comment about symbols and their iconic power. Thank you~
Just breathtaking! That top photo of Copenhagen is simply outstanding. It deserves a frame and a matte (and a place on a wall in my home!).
Awwww that is soooooo kind of you and so appreciated! Cheers to you~
Wow! Totally awesome!!
Very glad you think so & hugz to you my friend~
Love the textures on the painting!
SO GLAD YOU NOTICED!
Wow, this is quite a sightseeing trip! I’m jealous!!:mrgreen:
Happy you are along for the trip!
I don’t get to travel much so I’m living through your photographs. So many beautiful places to visit in my imagination.
Imagination is the best way to travel, no reality to mess it up!!! 😉
The Ny Carlsberg Glypotek Museum is mesmerizing and perfect, Cindy.
Great photos, as per usual!. Love, Aquileana 😛
You are very kind my friend and most appreciated!
Gorgeous and so brightly colored. This is such an extravaganza, Cindy!
Each post gets better and better. I so want to travel the world. The marble church is fantastic!!!
Awwwww thanks so much and I really hope you do!!
My favorite … obviously.
Beautiful isn’t it! Amazing architectural design.
So beautiful!!! I love the realism of the art so much.