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The Nimb Complex – Day and Night

The Nimb Complex at Tivoli in Copenhagen is an impressive Moorish structure housing a number of restaurants and a hotel. It has been described as a cross between a Moorish Taj Mahal and a Christmas tree. In front of the structure is an unusual fountain. Instead of spraying jets of water skyward, these fountains send bubbles upward through translucent tubes. Seeing the sights at Tivoli during the day is not enought. At night, the lights and music transform the park into a different world. Continue reading

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At Tivoli Gardens

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Copenhagen is Tivoli, the second oldest amusement park in Europe. Tivoli (or Tivoli Gardens) is much more than an amusement park, however. There are gardens, concerts, and restaurants; there are wonderful sights to see and sounds to hear. Before going to Tivoli I was told that daytime in Tivoli is for children. Nighttime is for adults. Continue reading

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The Little Mermaid in Tivoli

While in Copenhagen I wanted to see the sculpture of The Little Mermaid, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s famous character. The sculpture was created by Edvard Eriksen (who used his wife Elaine as a model) and placed in the harbor at Copenhagen. However, the original sculpture has been removed from the harbor and is currently in China for World Expo 2010. Edvard Eriksen’s family, however, possesses a second copy of the sculpture and has loaned the copy to Tivoli Gardens, where I was able to see it. Notice that this representation of the Little Mermaid has both legs and fins, a bit of poetic license on the part of the sculptor. Continue reading

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More Sights in Copenhagen

More sights in Copenhagen include the Round Tower at Kirche and the exterior of Tivoli Gardens. The Round Tower at Trinitatis Kirche SOURCE: The Round Tower at Trinitatis Kirche (Copenhagen, Denmark). Photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 27 Jul 2010. … Continue reading

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Copenhagen City Hall

I arrived in Copenhagen on Tuesday, July 27 and took a brief stroll through the area around my hotel in the early evening. Continue reading

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