Copenhagen Cycle Chic
1. Elegant shades of bluish grey on a white bike
2. Three young women in blue
3. Cycling home in high heels after the opera
4. Cycling to work in high heels on a Monday morning
5. Red boots and a matching bike
My absolutely second favorite website in the whole world (after VirtualTourist) is a site called Copenhagen Cycle Chic.
Have a look and you'll see why.
I hasten to add, though, that all the photos on my VirtualTourist pages, including those on this tip, are ones I have taken myself. I have never stolen any photos from anywhere, not even from Copenhagen Cycle Chic!
The site is run by a journalist, film director and photographer named Mikael Colville-Andersen, who notes that the bicycle "served to liberate the working classes and, in particular, women back in the tail-end of the 19th century." He says that in the post-war years, the bicycle was relegated to being merely a toy or piece of sports equipment, and that Copenhagen Cycle Chic "aims to take back the bike culture by showing how the bicycle once again can be an integral, respectable and feasible transport form, free of sports clothes and gear, and how it can play a vital role in increasing the life quality in cities."
Cycling in high heels, by the way, is no big deal in Copenhagen. Ask some of the women and they'll tell you that riding a bike in high heels is a lot easier than walking in them. You don't pedal a bike with your heels, after all, so they just hang there and don't get in the way or cause orthopedic problems.
VT Meeting in Copenhagen
My friend Claus set up a VT meeting while I was in Copenhagen. He was the perfect host. He bought us drinks. Took us on a walking tour. And finally took us back to Cafe Globen of which he is a partner. We ordered out and had great food. The bar at Cafe Globen is stocked with all kinds of international beers and drinks. I had my first Russian beer here called Baltika. Actually I had several. Below is a link to Cafe Globen. When in Copenhagen let Claus know you will be in the area and stop in and see him at Cafe Globen. Tell him Larry sent you.
Walking in Copenhagen
Just walking around the city. You can cover plenty of sights within a short walking distance from the Rådhusplads. The sights I recommend are the Amalienborg (the residence), Rosenborg, Nyhavn (streetlife) and Tivoli.
The little Mermaid is just a small statue and OK as such but I would not have it as a priority. You can watch the changing of the guards at 12´o clock at Amalienborg Castle. Half an hour earlier they leave Rosenborg Castle and march to Amalienborg.
30 kilometers from the Center...
30 kilometers from the Center Of Copenhagen is Roskilde. The city of the Kings and Vikings. The Cathedral of Roskilde is where all kings and queens of Denmark are buried. The cathedral is in the center of Roskilde on the highest hill of the city.
Have a look at a special good homepage about Roskilde :
www.roskildeinfo.dk and then look in FOTO'S LOKALT. Here you will find alot of fantastic pictures from this city.
The famous Tivoli
So famous, but we did not go in (we couldn´t , because it was already winter season). Nevertheless it is a big party mile, like a big parish fair, opened in the summer season from april until september. This park exists since 1843!! At night there is a big illumination show, with about 11000 lights and 3 times a week you can enjoy fireworks at 15 minuts before midnight.