8th Unlock the Past Cruise: Day 12 Copenhagen, Denmark

8th Unlock the Past Cruise: Day 12 Copenhagen, Denmark

Wednesday 22 July 2015 came, and we visited the last place on the itinerary of the 8th Unlock the Past cruise, which was Copenhagen in Denmark.

The ship docked at 10am, which gave everyone a sleep in (except me, as my body has no idea what timezone it’s in), still it was a lazy start to the day which was very nice. And I would say by day 12, it was needed.

My roommate, Helen and I decided to see the sites of Copenhagen by doing a bus tour. We figured we are doing enough walking on the ship going from end to end and up and down decks, so we’d take the easy-way-to-see-the-sites-tour and you can see just a few of the many pictures I took below. Again, there were a heap of ships in port, and the streets were crowded, presumably with tourists. Still it was worth seeing.

We made it back onboard for a late lunch followed by a lazy afternoon of ‘putering. You know the norm … check Facebook, Twitter, Google+, share something, read emails, start writing a blog or two … and so on.

Paul Milner was the presenter for the one talk of the day which was on Occupation and Guild records, which is often a category people don’t think to look for, or don’t know where to look – and he is always very inspiring. His suggestion on the types of records that will potentially give you an occupation: Civil registration, Census, Church records, Marriage, Probate, Settlement, Bastardy, Apprenticeship records and more. I took 4 pages of note from the talk but I won’t go into it all but needless to say, there ARE plenty of records around relating to occupations … including maps. Yes maps. Did you know that brushmakers used to travel around, and there was a map showing their route? Did they work in the waterways or railways? If so, you’ll find maps for them. And a bunch on others. Paul also reiterated that we need ot put our ancestors in context, but reading about the life and times of the period, and find old photo relating to the areal, relating to the occupation. It helps you really get a feel for what it was like.

And now for the photos …

view of Copenhagen from our ship

view of Copenhagen (and another ship) from our ship

interesting looking buildings

interesting looking buildings

a gigantic anchor at Copenhagen

a gigantic anchor at Copenhagen

I'm thinking this is a sea mine, rather than a weber barbecue

I’m thinking this is a sea mine, rather than a weber barbecue

buildings alongside the canal in Copenhagen

buildings alongside the canal in Copenhagen

more buildings alongside the canal

more buildings alongside the canal

the building further away (brown, square one) is the Danish National Archives

the building further away (brown, square one) is the Danish National Archives

love this

love this

they even feature Viking ships on their statues

they even feature Viking ships on their statues

The old Stock building with its prominent spire of four dragons with their tails twisting towards the top

The old Stock building with its prominent spire of four dragons with their tails twisting towards the top

The old Stock building with its spire of four dragons with their tails twisting towards the top is beautiful. Shame we didn't have a blue sky sunny day as a background

a close up of dragon tails spire

iceream anyone?

iceream anyone?

the Tivoli Gardens amusement park was swarming with people. Opened in  1843 it is the second oldest still-running amusement park in the world

the Tivoli Gardens amusement park was swarming with people. Opened in 1843 it is the second oldest still-running amusement park in the world

this is all I could see of the the Tivoli from our bus

this is all I could see of the the Tivoli Gardens park from our bus

seamen's houses

seamen’s houses

Copenhagen must be the bike capital of the world - HANDS DOWN!

CI do believe that Copenhagen would win the bike capital of the world award,
HANDS DOWN!

the Hans Christian Anderson statute at Copenhagen

the Hans Christian Anderson statute in Copenhagen

beautiful lawns around the park

beautiful lawns around the park

Danish icecream ...again?

more icecream anyone?

Copenhagen is famous for its " Little Mermaid" statue - this is a new, big one (8"high) that is at the docks

Copenhagen is famous for the “Little Mermaid” statue.
This is a new, big one (8″high) that is at the docks

part of the Middelgrundsfortet (middle ground fort) at Copenhagen

part of the Middelgrundsfortet (middle ground fort) at Copenhagen

they love they wind turbines

they love they wind turbines

the back of the Celebrity Eclipse

the back of the Celebrity Eclipse

selfie time, myself with Helen, with two ship in the background. Ours was the one further away

selfie time, myself with Helen, with two ship in the background.
Ours was the one further away

Day 13 comes next, and that’s another sea day …

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4 Responses to “8th Unlock the Past Cruise: Day 12 Copenhagen, Denmark”

  1. Crissouli says:

    I’ll have to share your photos with my brother, he’s been there many times, but not for awhile. It looks great. Thanks for sharing your journey, Alona.

  2. Sharon says:

    I have enjoyed the trip. Thank you for taking us along too 🙂

  3. Glenice Gare says:

    Hi Alona

    Fantastic sights of Copenhagen (especially the icecream!)
    live
    Glenice

  4. GenieJen says:

    Every day I have to check to read the latest news and check out your photos. What an interesting place. Thanks for sharing the cruise

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