No curve was too sharp for them and their bicycle. No puddle was deep enough to stop them. -- Friends by Helme Hein

29 October, 2011

The Lakes

At any given time of the week, you can usually find a steady parade of prams and lycra-clad joggers going around the lakes in central Copenhagen. 

 The five lakes are just a block from our house and part of our weekly walking.

 We aren't alone.  Especially on a sunny day, Copenhageners come out to sun themselves just like lizards on a rock.

Cafes and restaurants line the lakes, beckoning tired moms pushing sleeping babies in prams to stop in and warm up with a hot drink. 
 The lakes aren't really more than shallow ponds filled with goose poop, algae, and stray trash, but strangely, they are a beautiful attraction within the hustle and bustle of the city.  

Geese, swans and ducks thrive here.  The rare heron also makes an appearance.

 At sunset, the light settles on the windows of the surrounding apartments buildings, then fades to the glistening lakes. It's a beautiful sight.

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