Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hello from Wonderful Copenhagen!

First of all, for those of you who didn't hear, our trip was delayed for two days due to airline incompetance. So, we have only been in Copenhagen about 24 hours now. (For those of you with a color-coded itinerary, you can through that out the window--we had to rewrite the whole thing). But we aren't complaining because we now get to stay an extra full day here.

The weather has been gorgeous. Yesterday we explored the area around Tivoli and the Radhuspladsen. We stepped into city hall to view the Jens Olsen Clock. This clock displays not only the local time, but also solar time, sidereal time, sunrises and sunsets, firmament and celestial pole migration, planet revolutions, the Gregorian calendar and even changing holidays such as Easter. Of the many wheels, the fastest turns once every ten seconds, while the slowest will finish its first revolution after 25,753 years.

Today we are visiting the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek to see Greek, Egyptian, Roman, and Etruscan sculpture and art, plus paintings by Cezanne, Van Gogh, Pissaro, Monet, and Renior. We will also visit the National Museum to see displays on Danish history.

It seems we aren't able to upload photos from here, so you will have to wait until we are home to see them. I will upload some next week.

Caitlin, thanks for the letter. We are working on our assignments.

Love to all,
Jaima and Jillian


Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear you were delayed. Hope you are enjoying ALL the sites. Did you see the moving garage cans yet? Love ya! AmyK

Cait the Bait said...

YEYEYEYEYEYEYEYEY!!!!~! I'm so excited to hear from you guys! I wish I could have seen the clocks and the art! I'm glad to hear my assignments have kept you busy and (hopefully) smiling. :)