Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen, Denmark

In the last few blog posts, I had been complaining that I needed to have a holiday….and indeed most of June into July, I had the pleasure to visit several countries, one of these was Denmark, hubby`s homeland.

So, when you`re in Denmark, it is customary to eat a ‘frankfurter’- similar to a hotdog (I am told that there are different types, some much lengthier than the bun they are presented in). It is served with the characteristic crispy fried onion, as well as the customary dollop of ketchup!

Danish-style Frankfurter!

Danish-style Frankfurter!

Our visit coincided with the Diamond Jubilee long weekend….and having missed all the fun in the UK, we decided to capture some royalty spirit, with a visit to Rosenborg Slot or Rosenborg Castle. It is right in the middle of Copenhagen, within walking distance of the Nørreport station and very worth a visit if you are ever around there.

Rosenborg Slot

Rosenborg slot was built by  King Christian IV (King of Denmark and Norway) as a summer house in early 1600s. There are 3 floors which include the ground floor, first floor and second floor. The latter  is mostly the Knights` Hall, used as a ballroom.  The castle is quite small and can be easily seen in 1- 2hours. Take your ifone/Android phone as all the exhibits have a QR code and there`s free WiFi too.

An exquisite highlight of the visit was seeing the Crown Jewels and other fascinating jewellery pieces.

The Crown Jewels

And some lovely jewellery pieces:

Some lovely jewellery pieces

Some lovely jewellery pieces

And an amber chandelier!

An Amber Chandelier

An Amber Chandelier

As you go through the Stone Passage on the ground floor, don`t forget to look upwards at the magnificent ceiling. This leads to the Kings Chamber.

Detail of the stone passage

Detail of the stone passage

And here is the King`s Chamber:

The Kings Chamber

My special favourite room was the The Knights’ Hall or Throne Room, on the second floor. Note the silver lions gurading the thrones!

Throne Room

And I couldn`t resist taking a pic of the royal WC- fascinating!!!

The Royal Loo!

The Royal Loo!

And here are some details of the tiles!!

Tile details

Tile details

If you want further information, do visit the official site: http://dkks.dk/

Finally a  special thanks to dear hubby who took most of the photos for this post but did not enjoy taking a photo of the loo!! 🙂

Back to Blogging and An Illuminating Blogger Award

So I`m back on the blogging waves, after a month! Feels a tiny wee bit strange as I haven`t blogged in, what feels like a very long while. Since I`ve been away from this cyber literary arena for some time, I did begin to wonder whether I should return to the blogging world or just stop the activity altogether, especially since people (non-bloggers, mind!) keep on telling me, ‘Why do you do it?!’ However, whilst I was off away holidaying in the sun, I received a nomination from Brigitte`s Banter on http://brigittebanter.com/2012/06/27/awards-acknowledgments-and-ramblings/ for an Illuminating Blogger Award. Such a lovely gesture, which is very much appreciated and makes me think that at least there are people out there who appreciate what I have to say which is encouraging and keeps me going with this blog, so I`ll hope to entertain you and keep you interested for a while longer!

Rules for the Illuminating Blogger Award

  1. Visit Award Site- see above
  2. Tell the person who nominated you- see above
  3. Thank the blogger who nominated you and include a link to their site- see above
  4. Say a random thing about yourself: so, here goes: I have just done 2 hours gardening with hubby since today was a perfectly, sunny, summer day. I feel quite pleased with myself, since I`m not really a gardening freak, but then I do like to keep things in order and our small garden looks alot better now, so I guess, I am a control freak of sorts!!
  5. Select 5 or more nominees: See below- I look forward to new posts from these bloggers; they are attentive to detail, fun and brigthen my day with what they have to say, so thank you all for keeping me well-entertained!

http://carolwelsh.wordpress.com/

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6. Place the award on your blog- see below

Illuminating Blog Award

Illuminating Blogger Award