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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Back to where we started.... Copenhagen

 The entrance to Tivoli Gardens - the oldest theme park in the world.
 Hans Christian Andersen on Hans Christian Andersen Street.

 A little bit of home - McDonalds, Burger King and KFC all in one building.
 The original Christus by Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844) in the Chruch of our Lady, Copenhagen
 The Twelve Apostles by Thorvaldsen (being copied for the Rome LDS Temple visitor center)
 Danish Royal Palace
 Crown Jewels

 Palace Guard
 Cool Hedge Trees
 Totally cool Copenhagen...on a picture perfect day!
Our last view of Copenhagen....heading home tomorrow.

Oslo, Norway

 The Oslo Opera House
 Downtown Oslo
 The unique sculpture park by Gustav Vigeland's. Vigeland's lifework with more than 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and wrought iron.

 The Viking Ship Museum.  There are 3 ships dating from around 900 AD.

 The main pedestrian street in Oslo

 The Opera House
 ms Eurodam

 Leaving Norway.... what an amazing place.

Christiansand, Norway

 The gem in our ports-of-call ....  Christiansand, Norway
 The once main fortress of the town, it burned in the 1700s.  Was rebuilt a few years back and is now a museum. 

 Cool door window on a little house.
 The main Market Street with the cathedral and town square.

 We've seen churches, cathedrals and basilicas all over Europe, but this one just blew us away with its beautiful Nordic wood work.  They were doing an organ recital so we just sat and absorbed this beautiful spot.

One of the few beaches we saw on the whole trip.
Sadly, we had to leave this wonderful little city...   on to Oslo.

Postcard Perfect Goteborg, Sweden

 Volvo made completely with Lego Bricks

 "Old Town" Goteborg... wonderfully uncrowded.
 Fortress overlooking the city and harbor from the 1600s.  

 a zillion stairs up and down from the fortress