Copenhagen We Want To See More Of You (Page Three)
We changed hotels to experience perhaps a more modern look? Did we say modern?
The Bella Sky is located out of town by the airport...
Ready for a fast escape?
Did You Know? - The AC Hotel Bella Sky Copenhagen, formerly the Bella Sky Comwell Hotel, is a 4-star conference hotel adjacent to the Bella Convention and Congress Center in the Ørestad district of Copenhagen, Denmark. With 814 rooms, it is the largest hotel in Scandinavia. The hotel joined the AC Hotels division of Marriott International on December 15, 2014.
The hotel is designed by 3XN and consists of two towers which reach 76.5 meters up with an inclination of 15° in opposite directions. The height was determined by restrictions due to the proximity of Copenhagen Airport and the tilting design chosen to optimize views.
Ramboll was consulting engineer on structures, sewers and earthworks. All calculations and drawings used by Ramboll on the project were extracted from a 3D model. The calculation programmer ROBOT worked together with the design programmer TEKLA.
What in the world?
Odd looking creatures... Ring Tailed Lemurs
Did You Know? - Cat-sized, the very long tail is the Ring-Tail’s most distinctive feature, carried straight up with a cane-crook at the tip. Lemur hind legs are longer than the front, more pronounced in arboreal species. The muzzle has touch-sensitive vibrissae (whiskers) and the nose is a bare, wet rhinarium. The hind foot has a typical thumb-like great toe. There is a grooming claw (a laterally compressed nail tip) on the index toe. They have a number of scent glands. Unlike other lemurid species, the Ring-Tail has a tapetum lucidum.
The various lemurs developed in isolation from monkeys, and without big predators, on the large island of Madagascar. Lemur means “ghost” in Latin. The name refers to their nocturnal and somewhat ethereal behavior, although the Ring-Tail is not really nocturnal. Family Lemuridae, besides genus Lemur, includes Varecia, Eulemur, Hapalemur and Prolemur. Species that were once in genus Lemur are now considered genus Eulemur (IUCN). The Ring-Tail is now the only species in the genus.
Quite harmless and friendly
Preparing food for the animals
The little guy was cute... For a Wombat!
Who is on board here?
Did You Know? - A group of wombats is known as a wisdom, a mob, or a colony.
He is a big guy!
Did You Know? - The name 'wombat' comes from the now nearly extinct Darug language spoken by the aboriginal Darug people, who originally inhabited the Sydney area. It was first recorded in January 1798, when John Price and James Wilson, a white man who had adopted aboriginal ways, visited the area of what is now Bargo, New South Wales. Price wrote: "We saw several sorts of dung of different animals, one of which Wilson called a Whom-batt, which is an animal about 20 inches high, with short legs and a thick body with a large head, round ears, and very small eyes; is very fat, and has much the appearance of a badger."
"Lady -- I am a ferocious Wombat... King of the jungle!"
These guys look familiar!
They are trying to train Janice how to fetch a fish!
A hard working team!
Indeed... It was last-year in Antarctica!
Lining up for a burger!
Count your fingers afterwards!
Up close and personal!
Janice gives up her lunch for this little guy!
Great fun... and interesting
Really.... Count your fingers!
"I've got a tiger by the tail... Good name for a song!"
Did You Know? - Buck Owens sang:
I've got a tiger by the tail, it's plain to see;
I won't be much when you get through' with me
Well, I'm a losing weight and a turnin' mighty pale
Looks like I've got a tiger by the tail
"The kitty is not happy about this!"
It's fresh... Saw it being readied tis morning
Just playing around
"OK... What's with all the bubbles?"
"He is out of the water... Let's feed him"
"Yummy.... What is it?"
We should have warned Janice about her hair color and the bears
"Here little guy... Just the food... Not my fingers!"
"Come on Janice... One more time, please!"
"Let's go to the observation tower"
The observation tower
Did You Know? - A notable and highly visible feature of the zoo is the wooden observation tower. 43.5 meters (142.7 ft) high, it offers views of the surrounding parklands and city. The tower was built in 1905 and is one of the tallest observation towers built of wood in the world. Its base is similar to that of Eiffel Tower.
View form the top!
"Don't ask... Don't tell!"
Miles of waterfront
Did You Know? - Nyhavn (Danish pronunciation: [ˈnyhɑwˀn]; New Harbour) is a 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district in Copenhagen, Denmark. Stretching from Kongens Nytorv to the harbour front just south of the Royal Playhouse, it is lined by brightly colored 17th and early 18th century townhouses and bars, cafes and restaurants. The canal harbors many historical wooden ships.
Sailing right along
We can see everything from here
"Ha Ha... We re staying dry!"
...and having a load of fun!
Today we are across the canal from Amalienborg
Some folks live on the canals
Duck! That's solid concrete!
The Christiansborg Palace houses the Folketing or Danish
Parliament and is locatedAdjacent to a canal
Did You Know? - Christiansborg Palace, the seat of the three branches of government: the Folketing, the Prime Minister's Office and the Supreme Court.
The Folketing (Danish: the people's thing), also known as the Danish Parliament in English, is the unicameral national parliament (legislature) of the Kingdom of Denmark. Established in 1849, until 1953 the Folketing was the lower house of a bicameral parliament, called the Rigsdag; the upper house was the Landsting. It meets in Christiansborg Palace, on the islet of Slotsholmen in central Copenhagen.
The Folketing passes all laws, approves the cabinet, and supervises the work of the government. It is also responsible for adopting the state's budgets and approving the state's accounts. As set out in the Danish Constitution, the Folketing shares power with the reigning monarch. In practice, however, the monarch's role is limited to signing laws passed by the legislature; this must be done within 30 days of adoption.
Two Swans a Swimming...
Welcoming people to Copenhagen since 1913
Did You Know? - The Little Mermaid (Danish: Den lille Havfrue) is a bronze statue by Edvard Eriksen, depicting a mermaid. The sculpture is displayed on a rock by the waterside at the Langelinie promenade in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is 1.25 meters (4.1 ft) tall and weighs 175 kilograms (385 lb).
Based on the fairy tale of the same name by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, the small and unimposing statue is a Copenhagen icon and has been a major tourist attraction since 1913. In recent decades it has become a popular target for defacement by vandals and political activists.
The statue was commissioned in 1909 by Carl Jacobsen, son of the founder of Carlsberg, who had been fascinated by a ballet about the fairytale in Copenhagen's Royal Theatre and asked the ballerina, Ellen Price, to model for the statue. The sculptor Edvard Eriksen created the bronze statue, which was unveiled on August 23, 1913. The statue's head was modelled after Price, but as the ballerina did not agree to model in the nude, the sculptor's wife, Eline Eriksen, was used for the body.
The Copenhagen City Council arranged to move the statue to Shanghai at the Danish Pavilion for the duration of the Expo 2010 (May to October), the first time it had been moved officially from its perch since it was installed almost a century earlier. While the statue was away in Shanghai an authorised copy was displayed on a rock in the lake in Copenhagen's nearby Tivoli Gardens.
"What is Danish for Patootie?"