From Wikipedia: Copenhagen has repeatedly been recognized as one of the cities with the best quality of life. It is also considered one of the world's most environmentally friendly cities. 36% of all citizens commute to work by bicycle.
Even with gray skies and chilly temperatures, I loved our visit there last week.
Charming canals and beautiful old homes through out the city.
Above: The National Museum
Everywhere you look, the iconic Wishbone chair (1944) by Danish designer Hans Wegner (1914-2007). Here they are along with a lovely Danish table setting of Royal Copenhagen china, French ivory and horn flatware, silver candlesticks and gray cloths at the charming and delicious restaurant: Restaurationen. Owners Lisbeth and Bo Jacobsen offer one fixed menu, only, each week. I love it...as if you're dining at a good friend's home.
Below: more Wishbone chairs at the Royal Copenhagen store.
Above and below photos from Royal Copenhagen. Since 1775, R.C. has been producing fine china for the Danish royal family and the world. Lucky for me there was a little sale.....I picked up a few blue and white mugs :)
Each time I'm in Denmark, I love viewing the paintings of Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916). Born in Copenhagen, Hammershøi's paintings are poetic and restrained. Notice the Royal Copenhagen soup tureen (above) and painted Gustavian chair (below).
Hammershøi favored a quiet gray themed palette.
View of Christiansborg Palace (1890-92) by Hammershøi (above). My photo from last week (below).
Christiansborg Palace is now the seat of the Danish Parliament, Supreme Court and Prime Minister's Office.
The Royal Stables at Christiansborg Palace.
As mentioned, 36% of all citizens commute to work by bicycle. The city has many dedicated bicycle lanes. It's great fun to watch the flurry of cyclists.