Rundetaarn

Hello, hello! I’m back in Copenhagen, and slowly falling into the Nordic way of life again.

That mostly means means biking everywhere, and rain every single day. Oh, and that little thing called school, AKA the actual reason I’m out here. Classes for second semester started last week, and they all seem to be shaping up nicely.

Now that we’re on the other side of the Christmas holiday, my time in Copes is feeling much more limited. So, I’m making an active effort to really get out and see the city – even when it’s gray and cold and depressing outside. Nay, ESPECIALLY when it’s gray and cold and depressing outside.

I’ve been meaning to see this for a while. The Rundetårn. It’s tall(ish) round tower in the center of Copenhagen, built in the 17th century as an astronomical observatory.

Rundetaarn

Most interesting feature? No stairs! Apparently a lazy Russian Czar ascended the entire thing without getting out of his horse-drawn carriage way back in the day. How’s that for practicality?

These feet go places
These feet go places
Rundetaarn
Staircase

Of course, there are SOME stairs at the tippy top. But those are just to get to the outside observatory.

Observatory
Rundetaarn
Rundetaarn B&W
Rundetaarn - what you see first

I was lucky enough to visit on a semi-sunny day, and the views of Copenhagen were remarkable.

Rundetaarn

It’s such a gorgeous fairytale city.

Rundetaarn
Rundetaarn
Rundetaarn scope thingy
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Planetarn
Rundetaarn
Rundetaarn
Rundetaarn

I’ll bring my horse-drawn carriage for next time.

xo

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