If you follow me on social media, and you really should ??, chances are you`ve already seen that lately I`ve been sharing all these stunning landscape photos captured in Copenhagen and its surroundings. My sister lives in Copenhagen so I travel to Denmark pretty often but the weather there is many times rainy and gloomy. I visited a lot of stunning places every time I went there but it`s the weather that stopped me from photographing them. This time I visited Dyrehavsbakken, Frilandsmuseet, Tivoli and Botanisk Have and for the first time I was able to photograph all the beauty I saw.
Here`s a little bit about every landmark I visited last time I was there.
At Dyrehaven, we went first for a walk in the stunning woods. There is where I got to pet a deer and stare at numerous deer herds. Did you see those sexy buts? ? There is also the place to admire equestrians while proudly riding the most stunning horses.
Then we went to the amusement park where I rode a roller coaster for the first time in my life. It was a smaller version of a roller coaster but still…it was pretty brutal. In the end I was left feeling like something inside me just snapped, literally.? Anyway, I guess it`s good to get out of your comfort zone once in a while, or so they say. ?
Dyrehavenbakken is the oldest operating amusement park in the world and it`s a beautiful gather of colorful wooden structures, small shops and all sorts of rides. What`s not to love about it?
This spot is packed with authentic Danish charm. It`s such an idyllic place it made me want to set up a tent and move there. I`m not sure there`s Wi-Fi there though.? Frilandsmuseet is the largest and oldest open air museum in the world and is an authentic recreation of the farming life in Denmark over the past 350 years. The houses, and mills have been literally moved here from other parts of Denmark. ?
It wasn`t the first time I visited Tivoli , but it was the first time I went there on a sunny day and of course the general feel was totally different. Luckily for me all the flowers and trees bloomed exactly in the period I visited, so everything was so colorful and beautiful.
It was my sister`s birthday and she took us to Nimb, a very fine restaurant where the menu changes regularly to make the most of the fresh Nordic ingredients in season. I was very impressed by the food and the general atmosphere of the open terrace. Everything looked and tasted top notch.
Tivoli gardens is one of the most popular theme parks in Europe due to the perfect mix of attractions, rides, gardens, and restaurants. From the thrilling Daemon rollercoaster (these guys really like roller coasters) to the leisurely small boats and famous singers concerts there`s so much to do at Tivoli. I guess you could live a life there and never get bored.
At Botanisk Have (their botanical garden) I didn`t get to take a lot of photos as the space inside was pretty narrow and it was so hot and humid my lens got misted right away. There was so much greenery…as far as the eyes could see, as Botanisk Have holds the largest Danish collection of living plants and the only gene bank for wild plants.
I did managed instead to snap some photos in the garden. But not too many cause that day I was too busy trying to teach my mom how to use a DSLR camera (blogger issues ?). The garden covers an area of 10 hectares and it`s so picturesque it dares people to spend more time there just laying on the grass and enjoying the weather. I also got to snap the squirrel that terrorized everyone in the area. For some reasons people were getting scared of the tiny rodent. She was being very friendly so I found the situation very cute and funny.
What I didn`t like though was the fact that some of the glasshouses were locked so you could only admire the plants from the outside. Damn! I really wished to photograph those cactuses.