Copenhagen (pop. about 600,000) sits on two islands in the Baltic Sea, and life there seems a continuous conversation among canals, harbor and sea.

Colorful Nyhavn Harbor, Copenhagen.
This tour boat looked as if it were going to ram us, but we passed port to port.
Both new watercraft and old are integral parts of Copenhagen harbor.
Tivoli’s charm accounts for its fame worldwide.
Denmark is a kingdom, and Amalienborg is the royal family’s residence.
The Citadel, a fortification begun in the 17th Century.
The Little Mermaid is really little. She’s right in front of this fellow’s camera.
The Renaissance-era Rosenborg Castle, surrounded by gardens and home to the crown jewels.
To many, Kronborg is Elsinore, Shakespeare’s setting for “Hamlet.”
Sofiero, former summer residence of the Swedish royal family, is famed today for flowers.
Copenhagen was the first European destination Anne and I visited to attend an annual Rotary International Convention. That was 2006. Anne is the Rotary connection; for her, it’s a business trip.
At the Rotary convention, an actor portrays fairytale master Hans Christian Andersen. Here, he breaks out into the song, “There Once Was an Ugly Duckling.”

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