Today, my friend Nis and I had a very simple-but-excellent plan:  hanging out in the sunshine drinking slushies from 7/11. Of course, Copenhagen weather being mysterious and unpredictable as usual, five minutes after we met up, the big marshmallowy clouds took over and our plans of sunshine were somewhat foiled. So this necessitated some improvisation!

We decided to walk to Christiania, which is a sort of independent little town in the neighborhood of Christianshavn. The Copenhagen authorities have had a few historical struggles with the inhabitants, but for the most part the Christianianites (?) are pretty self-governing, in a strange way. It’s an.. alternative lifestyle. Lots of the areas within the main town streets are no-photography for, ahem, certain reasons. But not ALL areas were no-photography!

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We hung out by the moat area surrounding a majority of the town. There were random ducks and jellyfish (?!) in the water by our feet, so we made animal friends!!

After Christiania, we decided to go to an outdoor movie showing at a local park — taking a gamble on the weather. But of course, we stopped for coffee first 🙂

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The park, Kongens Have (at least I think that’s what it was called), was gorgeous. We walked around for quite a bit before grabbing some food and settling down for the movie. We got there around 19:00 (7pm) but the movie didn’t start until 21:30 (9:30pm) so there was tons of time to hang out on the lawn with all the other early moviegoers. And the weather decided to be really nice and stop raining!!

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This was a “mansion,” not a “castle” in the park. It’s called a “slot” which is pronounced a lot more like “slut” which I thought was hilarious.
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Of course, I can’t get enough of that Copenhagen sky.

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The movie was fun, and then we jumped on the bus to get home. An excellent way to spend a day full of spontenaity!




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