0456 South of Copenhagen (Den 002—new)

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Next morning I decide to head south on foot to see what else there is to discover here in Denmark.  I wander around the historical neighbourhood of Christianhavn across the river where I find a really cool church with a tower of Babel style screw shaped steeple…

 

I take a pause on a shady park bench to strum some songs and enjoy the vibe.  It’s a chilly morning but mothers with newborn babies are out pushing their babies and getting back in shape as quickly as possible. I see a mother skating while pushing her baby carriage.  Here the bicycle path network is even more sophisticated then in the Netherlands and put to very good use. 

 

The funny thing is that down in south Europe where the weather is fairly balmy and sunny year round, you hardly see anyone on a bicycle.

  And here where you have the wettest, gloomiest weather in the world, people deliberately choose bicycles over cars.   It’s almost as if it’s a defiance against the elements.  The weather here doesn’t make people crawl into their holes in despair, but rather to grab their bicycle and face the cold and rain head on…

 

I continue on through residential/commercial neighborhoods with the typical shops lining this main drag heading south, until finally I’m pretty sure that I’m out of Copenhagen and in the suburb of Kastrup…

I head east towards the shore through  a quiet single home neighborhoods until I reach the shore… and find out why Denmark isn’t famous for its beaches…

 

It’s chilly and windy--  but I’m still tempted to jump in for a swim just for posterity’s sake… but decide against it…

 

I take my official Kastrup photo with the modern windmills lining the shore in the background…

 

I continue south almost all the way to airport, then back up around though Kastrup’s pretty plain town center… and back up to Copenhagen…

 

I’ve still got  a couple of hours to kill, so I hike straight north, past the tower, across the enormous (and rather polluted) ponds… Then I continue on straight north through more ethnically diverse neighborhoods where Muslims do last minute shopping for breaking the Ramadan fast…

 

Finally I head on back, pick up my bag and go to catch a bus to my next city…

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photo by: Chokk