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Scandinavia 2009
Week 1

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30 June 2009 - 4 July 2009

The Central Train Station in Copenhagen

A view of Copenhagen from the air - in the year 1530

A local feeding the birds in a pond.

A line of cyclists waiting for the light to change. (There's a lot of cyclists here.)

Enjoying a smoothie in the park.

The Radhus, or city hall building.

Here's one bus I plan to avoid.

Tivoli - an amusement park full of rides, entertainment, and restaurants open for 160 years.

Is this the new Jason Borne thriller starring Matt Damon?

A big band playing swing music at Tivoli. Too bad there weren't any dancers.

This looks dangerous. I'm glad I'm not driving.

A nice view of one of the boat-lined canals in Copenhagen.

Going on a canal tour.

A former torpedo factory turned into an elegant apartment complex.

A statue of Hans Chirstian Andersen's Little Mermaid.

Amalienborg Palace, the residence of the royal Danish family with Marmorkirken (Marble Church) in the background.

A lighthouse boat - once used as a movable lighthouse in the harbor waters.

Standing by a fountain near the Amalienborg Palace with the Marmorkirken (Marble Church) in the background.

The changing of the guard ceremony at Amalienborg Palace, although the queen was not at home.

Inside the Nationalmuseet, or National Museum, which contains Danish artifacts from the paleolithic up through the present day.

Rosenborg Slot, or Rosenborg Castle, built by Christian IV in 1606.

The king and queen thrones inside Rosenborg Castle.

Fancy golden crowns inside the royal treasury of Rosenborg Castle.

Statens Museum for Kunst, or Denmark's national gallery.

A relatively cheap lunch acquired at a supermarket called Super Best.

The Calrsberg Brewery, where you can go on a self-guided tour and get two beers for 60 kroners.

14,778 bottles of beer on the wall, 14,778 bottles of beer... (Really, it's the world's largest unopened beer bottle collection).

A concrete elephant with a swastika - a symbol of luck borrowed from India in the 19th century.

The Danish post office where I was able to mail a letter to my future employer.

The Rundetarn, or Round Tower, built in 1642 as an astronomical observatory for the Danish astronomer Ole Romer.

Getting a view from the top of the Round Tower.

A view of Copenhagen from the top of the Round Tower.

Now, that's a lot of bicycles!

Christianborg Palace, the home of the Danish Parliament.

Vor Frelsers Kirke, or Our Savior's Church, with a dizzying spiral tower that you can climb on the outside.

A view of Copenhagen from the top of the spiral tower.

A mural near the entrance to Christiana, a hippie, counter-culture neighborhood.

A big band heard on the first night of the Copenhagen Jazz Festival.

The M.S. Stubnitz, the ship where Amir and I went to listen and dance to a Django band and a swing band.

Break time for the swing band who played below deck in the M.S. Stubnitz.

Riding the fast and sleek train to Stockholm.

The bus arrives at the Herrang kiosk.

I've finally made it to Herrang Dance Camp.

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