The Little Mermaid has gone for a big swim
Trip Start Jun 02, 2010
46Trip End Oct 03, 2010
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ANNNNNNyway, people come from all over the world to see this sculpture
Take the main port, for example. You have probably seen it if you've ever seen a photo of Copenhagen. But no photo can fully grasp how gorgeous it is lit up at night with all of the boats casting shadows in the harbor. And then you have to check out the gardens. First of all, FREE public bathrooms, which is unheard of in Europe. And they're clean! And of course you must try Tivoli. It is a world famous amusement park, and one of the oldest of its kind. I went on my last day in Copenhagen. I didn't ride any of the rides because I was already stretched for cash and it would have been an extra $40. But I still had fun walking around the gardens, watching happy families as well as not so happy ones. I also got to see a Pantomime show
Perhaps my favorite thing that I did in Copenhagen was visit the Botanical Gardens. It is free and it is worth the trip. It is divided into different sections, each featuring different types of flora. There was even a cactus section! The gardens were littered with different pathways and hidden benches. Given that almost every bench was being used, I would have to say it is a popular place with locals and visitors alike. In the center of the gardens there is a beautiful lake covered with lilly pads. I was actually a bit confused by the lake at first because I kept seeing all of these big bowl-like things floating in it. I came to find out that an artist had been commissioned to make these for the park. They were spun glass that incorporated flowers from the gardens that had been dried and used to make beautiful designs. It was fun to see how the light hit them at different angles to bring out all of the colors of the flowers.
So, if only that poor woman had known how much more there was to see in Copenhagen, perhaps she wouldn't have been so upset. I guess it didn't help that they have placed a big screen right where the Little Mermaid statue used to be. On this screen you can see a live stream video that shows the Little Mermaid statue in Shanghai. It kind of adds insult to injury, because instead of seeing the statue live, you get to see others see the statue live. But here is a little secret: there is a replica in Tivoli. So, I still got a picture of it. HA.