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On or around Stroget

Before coming to Denmark I was hoping for long cobblestone streets with outside shops and no cars. In the picture where Ryan and I are chasing pigeons, behind the camera is a no-car, cobblestone, outside-shops street. This street called Stroget is actually the longest pedestrian street in the world! It was very fun to lick ice cream and watch little shows on the street. When our mom and dad stopped to look at the map, in a sqare,  Ryan and I started chasing pigeons. We played a game where we would try to chase away all the pigeons from some boundaries that we made up. We had a lot of fun!!!

 

Nationalmuseet – The National Museum

Two days ago we went to the National museum which told the history of Denmark. We only got to two sections in the museum: prehistory until the vikings and the children’s museum.  

Danish National Museum

This is a big (like a couple feet across) Romanian cauldron that the vikings stole, and it was found in a bog in Denmark.

The prehistory exibit went forward in time telling about the stone, bronze, and iron ages. They had weapons, jewelery, graves, and the remains of the people in the bog graves from that time in the museum that you can see and read about.

Runes in Copenhagen Museum

This is a viking grave with anglo-saxon runes on it from over a thousand years ago. There was a whole room with gravestones with runes and signs telling what the runes say. Nearby there was a huge boat which had been sacrificed in a bog. Scientists have apparently found boats, people, musical instruments, dead bodies, and more in Denmark’s bogs.

Kid area in national museum

This is me in the children’s museum with some medieval knight wear on. The children’s museum had all sorts of clothes and armor to try on. I am in a peasant kitchen in the picture, and Ellie is cooking up some meat for my dad. We ended the day by going to the not-so-spectacular toy exibit just as the museum was closing. It only had some doll houses and a few toys–not what I had pictured. But the day was overall really fun.

Frederiksberg Park

We went to Frederiksberg Park last Saturday. At first we went to a playground in the park. They had hammocks and bars to swing on. Ryan and I first went to the bars. And then after having a snack we got a hammock. It was not comfortable at all. It was made out of wood, but after Ryan and I moved around a lot we found a comfortable spot.

Then we made our way up through the park until we reached three hills that led to a castle. Ryan and I raced up them, barefoot. They were so steep we had to use our hands and feet to climb up! Our feet were all muddy from the hill. Our hands too.

Later we had ice cream and the lady who made them for us stuck heart lolly pops into whipped cream on top of the ice cream! Yumm.

Rosenborg Castle

 A little while ago we went to Rosenborg Castle and King’s Garden. Just before we had rented our bikes, so we were testing them out on the way there. My dad got a flat tire so he had to go to the bike shop to fix it. The rest of us went ahead so that we wouldn’t get bored. There was a really wierd playground with bridges, logs, stumps and poles. Near the castle there were tall, skinny gaurds who would pose for pictures. Afterwards we got really lost and ended up going around in circles instead of going home.

4th of July in Copenhagen

We went to Tivoli on the 4th of July. We stayed until 12:30am because there was a “Tivoli Illuminations” show. We did not know if it was fireworks or what. It ended up being really cool, full of colors and fire and water. It was even cooler than fireworks!!!