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Sunday, September 21, 2014

MORE SWEDEN AND DENMARK

Catching up...with severe jet lag and a sick puppy, this week has been a hard one!

I last left you in Stockholm, one of the most beautiful cities I've ever visited.


Such fabulous design...made window-shopping so much fun! We left Stockholm for Kalmar, a historical city, where a significant treaty between Norway and Sweden was signed in the 1300's. It took place at Kalmar Castle, beautifully restored.

I absolutely adored the colorful buildings.

We were on our way to Denmark, via the Oresund Bridge, which connects Sweden and Denmark.

Just before we got on the bridge, we stopped for a little "comfort stop", which included a glass of mead.

Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen...I had not been there since 1967, and a lot
has changed, but not the Little Mermaid...

We went on a walking tour of Copenhagen, seeing the sights


Architectural Museum...



Fascinating underwater sculpture...


The new Opera House...and, finally, ending up at one of the restaurants along colorful Nyhavn

having a tasty lunch and Danish beer (oops, looks like a Polish beer)


Our lovely Swedish guide, Ylva, had been wearing a very interesting outfit during the trip

with zippers front and back

so while we were in Copenhagen, she pointed out the shop the outfit came from....

and I managed to spend a few kroner there after lunch! (Here is their website)

I got this boldly striped sweater

and an outfit with some awesome zippers...

(here's a picture of the top from the website)

I'll take better pictures of this in a future post.

We took a ferry to Aero Island

and stayed for a few days...it is small, rural and lovely...

charming shops, pretty houses and gardens

good food (of course)

and interesting stone age ruins (hahahaha)

We came back to Copenhagen for half a day, 

 went to a few museums, had a final Danish danish, 

and boarded an overnight ferry to Norway. I'll save that for the next post!





Meanwhile, hop over to Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style, where Patti is
hosting a lot ove Visible Women! Thanks, Patti!

16 comments:

  1. Wonderful pictures of what looks like a most fabulous trip, Margy. The restored castle is magnificent. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

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  2. Thanks for sharing. Love that colorful castle!

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  3. So glad you got to see the rich Scandinavian building colors:).

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  4. So love following along your adventures my dear! You are always an inspiration!

    xoxo
    Tamera

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  5. Fabulous! And I like the stone age ruins - still standing (having fun) after all that time :))

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  6. Stunning stunning stunning! Wow, now I really want to visit this part of the world. I just cannot believe how gorgeous Stockholm is! DD2 was there for a month a couple years ago and I only saw ONE photo she took inside of a subway!!!!!!!!!! It was a fairly unimpressive pic. And that outfit you bought is SO tantalizing. I can't wait to see better pics. Wow, what a fabulous trip!!

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  7. Thanks for sharing - love to see your great outfits in wonderful locations!

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  8. Nice trip recap. You always look so chic while travelling. By wearing your fabulous red vest and then wearing varied tops underneath you show us how to always look chic and put together - well done!

    Karen

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  9. What a wonderful trip. I love the colorful buildings and gardens too. Fun to read all the names in your photos and practice speaking them in Danish. I'd love to go to Denmark. Thanks for sharing the photo of the mermaid in the harbor. We've had a statue of her in our family for years. Must get back to translating that danish family history book ...

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  10. As always, thanks for the photos and narrative. Love the Bitte Kai Rand collections. Wow.

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  11. What a wonderful trip! You manage to take the most interesting trips. Do you go with a group, or just plot your own course? Either way, you've seen some fabulous places! And all of your clothes look extremely chic!

    Have a wonderful time!

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  12. It all looks too wonderful for words. I love the scenery and all that sharp design!

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  13. You have tickled my travel bug! Thanks for posting such great pics.

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  14. You look great in your you-made duds, and I'm loving the new zip piece and the bold stripe top, which suits you perfectly, especially with your groovy specs. The design, the vibe of the place is compelling - how lovely to be immersed in this environment.

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  15. Margy!
    You are beautiful and a great blog!

    Thank you!

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  16. Your photographs of Scandinavia are gorgeous and makes me want to go there again. You must have been the most chic woman on the tour!

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