Monday, April 27, 2009

Last Post from Denmark

We've had some great final adventures here in Denmark. Yesterday we went to the Dansk Architectural Center and saw an incredible exhibit on building design called "Yes is More!". The design of the exhibit had a comic book feel to it. We really loved the futuristic building designs.

We also climbed to the top of a tall church dome here in the city. I've never been in such a long, narrow stairway--it was a bit scary, but lots of fun. The views were wonderful, of course. This city is very photogenic.

We finished up the day at the Christiansborg Ruins and Palace. This is the building where the Danish Parliament meets and the Queen has offices here as well. The current building dates from the early 1900s, so it isn't very old. However, this is the sixth castle to be built on this site. The first one, built in the 1100s was torn down by an invading army, another one was torn down on purpuse to build a bigger, better one. Two of the grandest versions burned in huge fires, within 60 years of each other. But, they just keep rebuilding the dang thing right back up on the same site. The current version is lovely.

Today we are off to catch a bit more art and hike up another church spire. We will be back stateside tomorrow!

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