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Frederiksborg Palace

Here are some pictures I took of Frederiksborg Palace in Copenhagen. We had to take a train out of the heart of Copenhagen to get to this place, and it was a 20 minute walk from the train station! On hind sight, we should have checked out the route on Google maps or something, but no, for some reason we thought it would be right next to the train station….. Luckily, the girl at the station cafe was really nice and told us how to get there.

Frederiksborg Palace

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All these castles and palaces seem to have their own churches as well. It seems this church is open to the public.

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Wish I had the time to slowly go through every single inscription. We were given a torch to do so as some parts of the palace had no electricity and was dark!

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Notice that the bed seems shorter than usual, because it is. Apparently, in those times, people used to sleep half sitting up, propped up with lots of pillows. I mean, seriously what were they thinking??

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I like the pink rooms section the most!

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Frederiksborg in all it’s renovation glory. There were a lot of construction works going in a number of places I visited. I was told that several months ago, a huge flood messed up the streets in the heart of Copenhagen.

Nyhavn

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Remember this place? I took this picture of Nyhavn (pronounced New Hound I think) 2 days ago during the free walking tour. Picturesque place. Also the starting point for the water-boat trips.

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Guess what, yesterday we wanted to take the water-boat tour of the canals, but it was drizzling slightly. So we said we’d go visit museums instead. Well, today was worse. We could hardly see beyond one block. It’s quite spooky and I’m really glad that we don’t get fog in Singapore. Even the haze is no where as bad as this in terms of visibility. This photo was taken at 10am. So once again, we decided to go visit yet another castle.

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Tried our luck again at the boat tour around 1pm. Still foggy but at least it was much better than at 10am.

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The buildings nearby are clear enough, but as you can see from this pic, its foggy darkness beyond. I felt as if I was on some theme park ride where the boat heads into nothingness and suddenly plunges down a steep slope! Of course in reality, things become clearer as they get into the visibility range.

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