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

05 November, 2011

Kongens Have (The King's Park)

 One of the three large city parks near our house is Kongens Have, or the King's Park. It's one of the most popular parks in the city, and always full of tourists.  Copenhageners don't see much sun, so when it does make an appearance, these gardens are covered in sunbathers.  But no matter the weather, it always seems used.  You know the saying, "there's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes"?  It's definitely true in Denmark.

 Inside the park is Rosenborg Castle, originally built in 1606 as a summer house, then used as a royal residence until the 1700s.

 Just a little summer home fixer-upper.

Romantic and all, but these cobblestone sidewalks that cover the city begin to wreak havoc on stroller wheels.

 Fall has been particularly beautiful in this park.  The long tree lined alleys turned bright orange.  In the mornings, as Woody and I walk to play groups or run errands, we often see groups of children in daycare all dressed in their winter clothes playing in the leaves.  So precious.

Already preparing for winter, draining the fountain.

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